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Welcome to Camp Mannuppia!

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Welcome to Camp Mannuppia!

Learn how to become a REAL man.

How do you become a REAL man? Are you a REAL man? Can you walk like a man? Talk like a man? What do you talk about with your friends--hopefully not musical theatre.  If you can't answer any of these questions come to Camp Manuppia! At Camp Manuppia we will show you how to become a real man, and learn all the things that a man needs to become a man!


Our two fearless counselors have led this camp for the past __ years, and have been supporting fabulous--er... masculine male development since its inception. 

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John Bavoso

John Bavoso (Playwright; he/him/his) is a Washington, DC-based playwright, marketer, and aspiring wrangler of unicorns. He mostly writes plays about women and queer people who are awkwardly attempting (and generally failing) to engage with serious subject matter using only dry wit and impeccably timed combative taunts. His 10-minute and full-length plays have been produced and/or developed in 30 states around the country as well as in Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and the UK. For more information, please visit

Meet our Campers


Sarah Shin

Sarah (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based Korean American director/performer/producer. Recent directing credits include Final Contact (Central Square Theater), girl power sex positive joy ride (SheNYC Summer Theatre Festival), A Very Herrera Holiday (New Repertory Theater), The First Pineapple and Other Folktales (Central Square Theater), The Miseducation of Drea and Lon (Company One Theatre), ZAPI Artists' This is the Hour: Under Our Own Pen, Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth (Free Soil Arts Collective), and Amputees (Boston University). Assistant Credits include Diana Oh's My H8 Letter 2 the Gr8 American Theatre (Assistant Director, Public Theater, Ma-Yi Theatre/AYE DEFY), Endlings (Assistant Director, NYTW), Moby Dick (Choreography Assistant, ART), and an outdoor production of Twelfth Night (Assoc. Director, Catskill Mountain Shakespeare). She is the Co-Founding Artistic Producer of Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB). Sarah is also a proud Board Member of StageSource, Advisory Board Member of Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 2020-2021 Asian American Arts Alliance Virtual Residency Cohort Member, and a Steering Committee Member of API Arts Network.

In the early aughts, deep in the unspecified woods, there is a summer camp where gender non-traditional, overly theatrical, and borderline agoraphobic teenage boys are taught to become real men... or so their parents think. Under the tutelage of two flamboyant counselors, a band of sissies finds sanctuary from societal expectations and judgment at Camp Mannuppia—that is, until two new campers arrive and turn everything on its head, setting off a chain of disastrous events. Are the campers doomed, or can they come to terms with each other and their own identities in time to make it out of the forest in one piece?

Can't wait to see you on October 19-21 at
Brooklyn Art Haus (24 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211)!

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