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The Coterie Theatre School’s Summer 2020 Drama Classes

The Coterie Theatre School is offering its summer performance camp and drama classes as both live, interactive online instruction as well as in-person classes (whenever possible) throughout the summer.

With virtual classes now available to youth nationwide and in-person classes held at four Kansas City metro locations, The Coterie’s classes are led by a staff of professional, trained teaching artists and are focused on a process-based curriculum. Classes for incoming Grades K-12 begin on Monday, June 15, with additional classes starting throughout the summer. Classes in June will be held as virtual sessions online. An announcement regarding July classes being held in-person or virtually will be issued June 15, 2020.

Classes are designed to engage students intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Using lesson plans that focus on the growth of each student individually, process-based learning establishes a foundation of invaluable skills that all acting training builds on, including important life skills that will be useful to any growing mind, whether or not acting may be in their future. Classes are limited to ten students for Grades K-2 and 3-5, or to twelve students for Grades 4-6 and above to ensure teaching artists can see and respond to every student, encouraging active participation.

In virtual classes, parents of younger children are encouraged to participate in with their child, leading to interactive play that lets loose the child’s imagination and becomes part of the larger story being created by the class.

Whenever possible, in-person classes will be held in July at four Kansas City metro locations – Pembroke Hill School near the Plaza, Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice in Overland Park, Liberty Community Center in Liberty, and Staley High School in the Northland. All in-person classes will adhere to the latest safety, sanitization, and social distancing guidelines.

Classes are $100.00-$190.00 for one-week classes for incoming Grades K-12 and $550.00 for the two-week performance camp of The Addams Family for incoming Grades 6-12.

Questions may be directed to class registrar, Annette Filippi, at or 816.474.4241. Financial assistance is available as needed. Contact Amanda Kibler at to apply.

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