Elementary Actors

K thru 4th Grade

The Coterie's Elementary Actors explore the actor's toolbox (body, voice, imagination) through structured activities lead by seasoned teaching artists.

Unleash your child's imagination!

 

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Colorful Characters

Paint the world all your favorite colors! Are you more like Pinkalicious, eating up all the pink cupcakes? Or like Harold, creating new worlds with your purple crayon? We’ll explore characters from colorful books such as Rainbow Fish, A Bad Case of Stripes, and The Day the Crayons Quit and act out stories inspired by them.

Grades: ​K-1st

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Winter

Don't Change That Channel!

Hop inside the TV and create your own original sitcoms, commercials, game shows, and news casts. Each class will come up with its own television channel and direct all the programming, no matter how crazy it may be! A sampling of their shows will be shared live with family and friends during the final class!

Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Winter

Secret Identities And Cryptic Mysteries

Put on your disguises and prepare for a mysterious adventure. Students will transform into spies and work together to search for clues to complete a mission. We will explore characters that have something to hide and create mysteries along the way. It’s sure to be a fun challenge for all actors!

Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Winter

 

Imaginative Inventors

Calling all inventors! The world is in need of new inventions! Students will work both together and separately to create, build, and imagine the world’s next revolutionary inventions and act out scenes showing what happens when you use your inventions. Bring your imagination and see what we can make.

Grades: K-1st 

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: ​Spring

 

Legends And Mythmakers

Travel with us around the globe to experience the folk legends of different cultures including Native American, African, Asian, and Scandinavian folktales. Bring the stories to life with your imagination and fellow classmates. Immerse yourself in the tales and become bears, trolls, and an array of different animals.

Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: ​Spring

Rock 'N' Roll Roadshow

What happens when the world’s biggest rock stars tour the country? You and your classmates become a band in your very own rock ‘n’ roll roadshow, but the real drama happens backstage! Act out scenes about what could happen to the band during the ultimate road trip. This class challenges students to sustain characters and develop back-story that informs your performance.

Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: ​Spring

Elephant And Piggie And You!

Elephant and Piggie are in a play and you can learn all about acting right along with them! Team up with your favorite characters as they explore the world and books of children’s author Mo Willems. Have fun with Elephant and Piggie and all of their friends as we bring your favorite books to life!

Grades: Incoming K - 2nd

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, LibertyOverland ParkPlaza

Sessions: Summer

Magical Toy Adventures

Enter a world full of toys that come to life when humans have left the room. Using favorite movies and books like Toy Story, The Lego Movie, Winnie the Pooh, and ideas from our own toys, we will act out scenes about what happens when humans aren’t around. We will go on adventures where everything around you changes in the blink of an eye!

Grades: Incoming K – 2nd

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, LibertyOverland ParkPlaza

Sessions: Summer

Imagination Travelers

Zoom! Let’s jump in our planes to fly off to an imaginary world full of adventure! Then we’ll take a boat to explore new and interesting creatures. And jump into a rocket ship to discover a new planet. With our imaginations, we can travel anywhere and become anything. Pack your creativity and let’s go!

Grades: Incoming K – 2nd

​​Locations: ​Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkPlaza

Sessions: Summer

Summer Term At Hogwarts

Join all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter series as you enter into a magical world filled with wizards, dragons, trolls, and elves. Act out scenes as Harry and his friends go to classes, play Quidditch, and even battle He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Immerse yourself in this exciting world all week and come out a full-fledged wizard!

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkPlaza, Liberty

Sessions: Summer

Monsterologists

Are you a monster hunter? Do you want to help us find infamous monsters such as Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, and the Kraken? Then this class is for you! Students will become both monsters and monster hunters as they create stories and characters for our adventures around the world, seeking out our favorite monsters.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland ParkNorthlandPlaza

Sessions: Summer

Broadcast: Mayhem!

Hop inside the TV and create your own original sitcoms, commercials, game shows, and news casts. Each class will come up with their own television channel and direct all the programming…no matter how crazy it may be! All their shows will be shared live with family and friends during the final class.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland ParkLiberty

Sessions: Summer