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Recipient of the 2016 TCG Leadership U grant!

Oct 17 2018

I am very honored to receive the Leadership U One-on-One mentor ship grant! I will spend 18 months with Dell’Arte International under the mentorship of Michael Fields.

https://www.tcg.org/Grants/GrantsAtAGlance/LeadershipU[niversity]/One-on-OneRecipients.aspx


-Underbelly- at UC Davis Dance Festival

Feb 11 2016

Co-Creator Underbelly

Directed by Tiffany Martin

Performance at the UC davis Dance Festival

Davis, CA

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-(ANON)YMOUS- Folsom Lake College

Oct 14 2014

Movement Choreographer

Directed by David Harris

Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, CA


-Wet The Hippo- Tour in Placerville

Aug 30 2014

Producer

Smith Flat House

Wet The hippo for two different shows in 2012 and 2014
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-Rascals Key-Tour to Placerville

Jun 01 2014

Producer

Smith Flat House

Rascal’s Key

Paper Tramp Theatre Company from San Fransisco

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-Recipe for Disaster- Folsom Lake College

Dec 06 2013

Movement/Physical Comedy Director

Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, CA


-Poe and Matthews- Tour In Placerville

Sep 12 2013

Producer

Studio 81

Placerville,CA

Poe and Mathews (after many months touring Canadian Fringe)

Received standing applause and huge reception
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-Berserkr- The Recovered footage

Feb 26 2013

Recently, I was working on my most recent silent film “Berserkr” when my Hard Drive died and I lost all the footage we spent a summer filming. Fortunately I have enough rough edits to compile some footage together…these scenes dont reperesent the true version of the film but they are at least the only proof the movie existed.

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-My Recollect Time- Performance Photos

Feb 26 2013

Performer

Inferno Theatre Company

Berkeley California


-Traveling Players Ensemble- Director of the Tempest

Feb 15 2013

In the summer of 2012 I had the amazing opportunity to work with Traveling Players Ensemble. Jeanne Harrison the brilliant and wonderful camp founder and director hired me as the High School Ensemble Director of the Shakespeare production “Tempest”. I directed to different ensembles in 4 week blocks. The really interesting thing about this camp is its focus on training kids in the outdoors and touring a production at the Shenandoah National Park.

Here is a video about the camp. You can see clips of the play I directed and other shots myself directing the students.

Traveling Players Ensemble

This is the website to find out more information.

http://travelingplayers.org


-The King Stag- 5 Star review and Feature Article

May 17 2012

I was fortunate to receive a lot of positive attention in the press for the Production of King Stag I directed at the Folsom Lake College. Barry Wisdom of the Sacramento Press did a feature article on me as a director and the relevance of Commedia Dell’Arte and SN&R gave the show 5 stars.

The show went over really well with the audience every night.

http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/67037/Director_Van_Camp_makes_the_case_for_a_commedia_dellarte_comeback_with_The_King_Stag

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/old-school-hilarity/content?oid=5889345


-King Stag-Performance Photos

May 15 2012

Director

King Stag

Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, CA

A fast paced highly physical show using Masks made by  Tara Cariaso of  www.waxingmoonmasks.com

This is a link to the 5-Star review:

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/old-school-hilarity/content?oid=5889345

 


-Epic Dust- Premieres

Oct 01 2011

 

Co-Creater/Director/Producer/Performer

Epic Dust Extravaganza

A re-imagining of the wild west through Film/Theatre/and Music

 


-Glasnost- Famiglia Marching Band Street Performances

Oct 01 2011

During my 3 years of study at Dell’Arte International my fellow classmates and it created the Glasnost Famiglia Marching Band. We were a Character band who played on the streets during events and festivals. This was a side project non-related to the school. We were invited to many cabarets, fundraisers, and events where we would perform a full set of music for the crowds. . This became something we did in our past time as we started to gain some fame in the Hunboldt area. We were regularly appearing and performing throughout 2007-2009. We were featured twice on KHSU and played on the streets of San Francisco during the christmas season. In the Fall of 2009 it was decided that Glasnost would be the Dell’Arte companies holiday show production. We toured a family friendly version of “The Glasnost Family Holiday Show” under the direction of Joan Schirle.


-Unicorn Brew- Film Festival

Oct 01 2011

In the fall of 2009 some local art groups and I put togehter a local film and Art festival at the local coffee shop called Cozmic Cafe in Placerville California. I was in charge of hosting the event with my performance partner Evan Johnson. We had a great turn out of filmmakers and audience. Evan and I presented awards as two “film critis” Edgar Hope and Micky Hoohaw.


-24 Hour Film race- “Are You Still There?” Winner BEST FILM in SF!!! BEST EDITING in NY!

May 13 2011

Stan, Adam, and myself of Cinema Caldera joined forces with James Freebury of Lost Lands Productions to compete in the 24 Hour film race in SF. The film we made “Are You Still There?” Was Premiered at The Roxy Theatre back in May and took 2nd place at the audience awards.

We won Best Film, Best Set Design, Best Writing (tie), and Best Original Score by the SF judges. We are very proud!

We Won Best Editing at the New York Premiere.


Here is the film we made.


-The Iliad- Performance Pictures

Apr 06 2011

Played Achilles

Inferno Theatre Company

Directed by Giulio Perrone

Berkeley, CA

We received our first review today from the Berkeley Daily Planet.

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Honored to receive a positive review from well known playwright, Director, and Actor George Birimisa

“…Then we went to see an avant garde production of THE ILIAD at the INFERNO THEATER in Berkeley. Indeed it was an INFERNO with the gorgeous young actors writhing acrss the narrow stage that was covered with Turkish blankets.  This brilliant, imaginative adaptation was written and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone… Jamie Van Camp as ACHILLES  was powerful until an arrow pierced his Achilles heel. His performance was outstanding–and I could tell that  this was real ENSEMBLE ACTING. I was impressed.”

-George Birimisa


-A Dream Play- Performance Photos

Feb 21 2011

Director

Dream Play by August Strindberg

Agder University

Kristiansand Norway

photos by Benjamin Krauss


-Dream Play- In the News!

Jan 29 2011

Dream play is in the news. Some great articles!

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-Riderless- Teaser Trailer

Jan 26 2011

Check out the Trailer our editor put together for Riderless


-Inferno Theatre- The Iliad

Jan 26 2011

Starting in Mid Feb I will begin rehearsals for The Iliad

Written and Directed by Giulio Perrone of Inferno Theatre (http://infernotheatre.org)

I am looking forward to working with my friend and talented SF Actor/ performer Evan Johnson along with many former students of Dell ‘Arte International. The project will be an exciting process.

Very interested in exploring this piece through a physical theatre perspective. I will be playing Achilles.

I will post more info as it comes.


-A DREAM PLAY-Student Blog

Jan 13 2011

So this year the students of the Production Ida and I are directing decided to blog about the process here is the link.

It is written in Norwegian so for those english speaking folk out there just take a look at the pictures :)

http://drommespill.blogg.no/


-Film-Riderless

Dec 20 2010

“Riderless” is a Film Darin Coelho Spring of Cinema Caldera and Myself have been talking about doing for over a year. The story is by Darin and I wrote the screenplay and Directed it. Both Darin and I have a love for old silent film so we decided this film would work well in that style. We tried our best to honor that form. We ended up getting some great help and many people dedicating time to helping this project come to life. What came out of all this hard work was a poetic western melodrama that we are very proud of.

For three weeks this fall/winter we used most of our free time to make this happen.

Here are some pictures of the process.


-Falcon’s Eye Theatre- Around The World In 80 Days

Oct 13 2010

Co-Director/ Movement Choreographer

Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, CA

 

In this production the entire cast did everything with their bodies. Playing both the vehicles for transportation and the people in every city. It turned out to be a fun and exciting experience for us all.


The Heidelberg Project

Jul 14 2010

On the Way back from Toronto Richard, Liza, Jason, and I were able to Visit the wonderful and stunning Heidelberg Project in Detroit.

http://www.heidelberg.org/

I was blown away with everything I saw. It was chilling to walk through these abandoned neighborhoods and see these sculptures giving life and new meaning to a devistated place. A life changing thing to see.

We had the fortune of meeting the man who started the project Tyree Guyton. A very generous and caring man. Obviously wanting to make a difference in that city with so many troubles. We were able to Paint a circle on the road. I wish I could remember the words he used to describe what it represented. Check out his website and donate if you can.

Its amazing to see art that makes an impact like this.

You can Follow Liza and Richard of The Hinterlands (who are now in Detroit) on this blogsite

http://thehinterlandsensemble.tumblr.com/


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