Winter Theatre Performance Class


     Kansas City Young Audiences and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival are collaborating on a performance of: 

This fast-paced comedy is an entertaining way to introduce student actors and their audiences to the wonderful world of Shakespeare.  A narrator and her irreverent helper comically provide a brief biography of the playwright, who appears in protest to make sure they get the details right.  Drawing from Shakespeare’s long list of histories, comedies, and tragedies, a grand parade of the Bard’s most cherished and famous characters follow.  They humorously reenact brief moments from their plays and recite famous lines in iambic pentameter all while the impish helper creates mischief.  With a hilarious grand finale performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this whirlwind introduction to Shakespeare has something for everyone.

This performance is open to any student ages 8-18.             $185                Partial scholarships available 

Specific Rehearsal Schedule will be determined after the show is cast (auditions will be on the first night).  Students will not always be called but they must be available for all rehearsals.  Any known conflicts must be discussed with the directors prior to being cast.  


The performance will be directed by Matt Rapport and Kara Armstrong.

Rehearsals:  Weekdays, January 2-18 from 4:30-7:30pm; Saturday, January 13 TBA.

Performance Dates:  
Friday, January 19th at 7:00pm  and Saturday, January 20th at 2pm

Participating students will receive 2 complimentary tickets, additional tickets are $5 each.

All rehearsals and the performance will be at the new home of KCYA and HASF at 3732 Main Street.

Call 816.531.4022 with questions.   

Download the KCYA Scholarship Application or click here to learn more about scholarships

Download the KCYA Media and Medical Release (must be signed and turned in prior to first class)



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