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Susan Schurman

Susan Schurman has offered activities for elementary and secondary students through Kansas City Young Audiences since 2008.  As a social worker and family therapist, she created fun educational activities for children and adults to address their life challenges.  

For the past ten years, Susan has worked as a book designer and editor for BkMk Press, of UMKC.  During this time, she has helped students produce and illustrate anthologies of their art and writing.  She’s led sessions centered on writing and drawing games, community tag games, and dramatic performance.  She enjoys encouraging all levels of student writers and artists, and has created and led retreats to enhance the participants’ confidence, skills, and creativity.

Programs Offered:
Build a Book: Writing In Rhythm & Rhyme



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  • "We were blown away by the kids and that show. Their comedic timing was amazing. I think it's because you gave them permission to develop the characters. It was really fun!  Our daughter said she wants to always do the KCYA camps. She was sorry it was over. You have a great gift working with the kids." 

    Theatre Performance Class Review