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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Groovy Tales With Pete The Cat

When troubles come his way, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just sings a song and makes up a new dance! Using the popular series of Pete the Cat books, we’ll act out our favorite stories and create new adventures. Are you ready to be a cool cat like Pete?

Grades: Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkLiberty

Sessions: Summer

 

Imaginary Friend Adventures

Bring your imagination to life! Enter a world full of imaginary friends where anything can happen. Bring an old imaginary friend along or create a new one and together you will go on adventures as everything around you changes in the blink of an eye.

Grades: Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland ParkPlaza

Sessions: Summer

 

My Little Pony And Me!

Let’s fly off to Equestria to play with your favorite ponies! Join Princess Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and our own new characters as we go on adventures to learn the magic of friendship. Are you ready to earn your cutie mark?

Grades: Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland ParkPlazaLiberty

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

Sessions: Summer

 

Video Game Takeover

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to spend a day with Zelda or go treasure hunting with Captain Toad? What would happen if Princess Peach had to rescue Mario? As the video games continue to offer exciting and interactive narratives, we’ll create our own stories using popular characters and worlds from our favorite games.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland ParkLibertyPlaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Shake It Up

What would happen if the Doctor took the Tardis to Tatooine? Or there was an epic battle between pirates and vampires? How about ballerinas and dinosaurs? This class gives you the opportunity to create zany adventures that combine genres, characters and their favorite stories. In this class, students will learn acting skills, improvisation, and devise their own dramatic scenes of silly crossovers.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland ParkLibertyNorthland

Sessions: Summer

 

Beyond Incredible

Calling all Supers! We need your incredible powers to save the world, yet again. Create your own superhero with unique powers, costumes, and gadgets. Then you can join the Incredibles to go on adventures, protect the peace, and unite to save the world and all of human kind!

Grades: K-1st 

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

 

Magic Tree House

Climb up to the Magic Tree House with Annie and Jack as we travel through space and time. Using the popular series of books, students will explore a new location and meet new characters every week.

Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

 

Haunted Theatre

 

What’s that noise? Who’s behind that door? The horror genre is a challenge for even the most seasoned actors. It brings many great opportunities for you to create bold and exciting characters and find the right timing to inspire fear and dread in your audience. This class will utilize scripts from plays or movies and have students create their own scary scenes.

Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

 

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