Kansas City Rep offers many educational programs designed specifically to meet academic and arts curriculum goals.
Recognizing the unique creativity and learning styles of students, we provide programming that incorporates multiple learning and teaching styles that enhance thinking skills and encourage creative and positive self-expression within an artistic/academic context.
While all programs are developed using age-appropriate curricular models, each can be adapted to serve students of all ages and abilities.
Additional programs can also be developed to suit your specific educational needs. Call our Director of Education and Community Programs at 816-235-5708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to design a program for you.
Rep on the Road
Above: An Improvisation exercise at Wyandotte High School during Rep on the Road. Photo: Don Ipock.
Our team of teaching artists will visit your school each day for one week leading your students in the discovery of classic and contemporary plays through the process of rehearsal and performance. The team can teach all day for numerous classes in various disciplines or for an abbreviated day of fewer classes.
For students approaching these texts for the first or repeated times, Rep on the Road introduces and immerses young scholars and performers in the process and skills used to make the words and the literary terms they study in class come to life. This workshop is an ideal way to enliven and enhance a Literature, Arts, Speech, English, History, or Drama class. We can customize the program content based on what you are exploring in any class or discipline or you can choose from the texts we have prepared. Daily schedules correspond to teachers’ schedules within each school—whether on block or regular schedule (including daily planning time).
NOTE: Each residency is custom designed with educators to meet students’ needs on a school-specific basis and includes 1-2 advance planning sessions.
Location: Your school
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Availability: Fall and Winter semesters.
Fee: Fee varies with schedule. Call for more information!
Opportunities: Mix and Match from these workshops or choose one.
Shakespeare in the Wings: King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. American Masterworks: The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie, Death of a Salesman, To Kill A Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Raisin in the Sun, Our Town. Discoveries and Techniques: Acting Techniques, Improvisation, Audition Skills, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, and Arts Marketing.
In-Class Post-Show Discussions
Students from Wyandotte H.S. participate during an arts education residency. Photo: David Riffel.
Let the learning continue after the curtain goes down. We are offering you the opportunity to have a member of the Education staff lead a post-show discussion in your classroom after attending a student matinee performance at the Rep. This guided discussion will enable students to delve deeper into the context and themes of the play, giving them a chance for their thoughts and opinions to be heard. Engaging and collaborative, this discussion encourages students to utilize higher levels of thinking to connect the central issues in the play to their own lives.
Location: Your school
Availability: All season, as scheduled, after attending a student matinee performance.
Length: 45 minutes
Maximum number of students: 40
Fee: Free with the purchase of tickets to a student matinee.
If your group is interested in a detailed exploration of the theatrical creative process—acting technique, technical production or another special topic, an affordable workshop can be designed to suit your needs.