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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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 all the characters and bring your favorite books to life! 

Grades: K-1st

Locations: Lee's SummitOverland ParkNorthlandMidtown

Sessions: Spring

Rule the School!

It was just another normal day at school…or was it?  Create your own crazy adventures at the school inspired by great books such as Frindle, No Talking, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. An ordinary day walking the halls can quickly become extraordinary when we use our imaginations!  Students will create stories and scenes by adding a twist to their everyday experiences and daily drama.  

Grades: 2nd - 4th

Locations: Lee's SummitOverland ParkNorthlandMidtown

Sessions: Spring

Artist's Toolbox

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a theatre production? Or what goes on behind the scenes? If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the world of theatre, then this is the class for you. Come learn about the actor’s craft as we explore the art of stage combat, musical theatre, stage makeup, design, and more. 

It was just another normal day at school…or was it?  Create your own crazy adventures at the school inspired by great books such as FrindleNo Talking, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. An ordinary day walking the halls can quickly become extraordinary when we use our imaginations!  Students will create stories and scenes by adding a twist to their everyday experiences and daily drama.  

Grades: 4th - 6th

Locations:  Overland ParkNorthlandMidtown

Sessions: Spring

Animal Tales: Acting with Cattitude

Roar! Woof! Meow! Squeak! Now you get to become an animal and go on new adventures. Using books such as Pete the Cat and Olivia, we will create fun stories for the class to act out. You can be any animal you want to be!

​Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

Robots Rule the World!

It’s time to turn on our imagination machines to create hundreds of robots. We can make any kind of robot we want: huge, tiny, scary, friendly, or smart! Together we will make up our own robot stories and become our own robot characters.

Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

 

We Built This City

Bring your imagination to life! Using cardboard boxes, students will collaborate to build a “city” and become the interesting characters that inhabit these creations. What kind of city do you want to create?!

Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer

 

Jedi Knights Unite

This is a call for all Jedi! Now it’s time to put your skills to good use as you become the characters from Star Wars to fly an X-Wing, travel to far-off planets, and hone your lightsaber skills as we defeat the Dark Side. May the Force be with you!

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Twisted Time Traveling

Calling all time travelers! We need help building our time machine and deciding where to travel. So if you’re brave enough to be part of our team, join our class where we’ll create time travelling characters and scenes from all the times we visit. When are we?!

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Northland, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Make a Scene

Do you love making up stories? Do you have fun ideas, begging to be performed? Then this is the class for you! In this class the teaching artist will work with the students to write and rehearse a short play in just five days.

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Liberty, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer