Summer Drama Classes

June 15, 2020
July 31, 2020
Live, Interactive Instruction


The Coterie Theatre School will hold its summer drama classes and performance camp as a mix of live, interactive online classes as well as in-person classes (whenever possible) throughout the summer.

  • Beginning July 6, we will hold in-person classes at Miller-Marley School of Dance & Voice in Overland Park, Pembroke Hill School on the Plaza, Liberty Community Center in Liberty, and Staley High School in the Northland. All in-person classes will adhere to the health and safety protocols detailed here. Our performance camp of The Addams Family, all Welcome To Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre: Triple Threat classes, and classes previously scheduled at MCC-Longview in Lee's Summit will be held virtually. Click on the titles below for class schedules and locations of our remaining classes through July 31.


~ All grades are for the 2020/2021 school year ~
~ Click on class titles for schedule, locations & teaching artists ~



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

  • For Grades 3rd-5th:  July 20-24



Get ready to make up some wild, zany, and just plain silly characters in this physical comedy class. Focus all that goofy energy you have into creating new scenes and characters as you learn what makes people laugh. Laugh yourself silly with your new friends!

  • For Grades 3rd-5th: July 27-31


The Coterie's drama classes:

  • Led by staff of trained, professional teaching artists
  • Designed to engage students intellectually, emotionally, and physically
  • No larger than 10 students for grades K-2 & 3-5, and 12 students for grades 4-6 and above, allowing teaching artists to see and respond to every student and encourage active participation
  • Use process-based lesson plans which focus on the growth of each student individually and establish a foundation critical for all future training
  • Inspire students of all ages to express themselves, occupy their imaginations, and help add structure and positivity to their week
  • Challenge older students to hone their acting talents with instruction and attention from a theatre professional working in the field
  • Teach important life skills that will be useful to any growing mind, whether or not acting may be in their future

In-Person Classes:

  • Will adhere to the latest safety and social distancing guidelines

Virtual Classes:

  • Enrollees need only to have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera & microphone, and an internet connection
  • Parents of younger children are encouraged to participate in the class for fun, interactive play
Preview Summer 2020 with The Coterie's Education Director Amanda Kibler