Inspired by the origins of classical theater, when troupes of actors roamed the countryside, Traveling Players fuses great theater with the great outdoors ... while nurturing the creativity, skills, and talents of young actors. Through day and summer sleepaway camps, weekend immersion courses, and classes during the school year, they serve a community of over 1,400 kids (grades 2–12) and 3,700+ audience members. Actors camp out, hike, and kayak, but also rehearse and perform the classics — often outdoors or in nontraditional venues like parks and retirement homes — or year-round in their new Studio in Tysons. While exploring Shakespeare and Moliere, kids learn self-expression, physical health, teamwork, and professionalism. Traveling Players boasts a 70% student retention rate, and scholarships ensure that any committed young actor can join. All the world's a stage ... and for these kids, you can play an important part.