Director: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Starring: Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Jimmy Tatro, Noah Galvin, Ayo Edebiri, Owen Thiele, Nathan Lee Graham, Amy Sedaris, Caroline Aaron
Summer camp can be an amazing place to meet friends, learn something new and celebrate your favorite hobby or talent. The new film Theater Camp is a mockumentary that celebrates all things theater, camp, and the young triple threats out there. Amy Sedaris stars as Joan, the founder of a summer theater camp in the Adirondacks called Adirond Acts. They’re struggling for money, and it gets even worse when Joan suffers a stroke and ends up in a coma right before camp is in session. Leave it up to her son, Troy (Tatro), to take it over despite not having any real talent in the arts or even knowing how camp is run. Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star as Amos and Rebecca-Diane, two friends and alumni, who are now two of the teachers at camp. Troy gets word from the local competitive camp that Adirond Acts is facing foreclosure, and it is up to him to turn the show boat around all while a documentary crew is on site to film the behind the scenes shenanigans of theater camp.
Here’s my review