Teen & Youth Fringe

July 14-28

Sign up for the Teen Playwriting workshop at the Coterie

Youth Fringe

Where: Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St

Age: All

Cost: Free

When: 11am-1 pm July 20th; 2-4 pm July 21st

Interested in having fun? Join us in the Art Spot and in the middle of the Children’s Area where artists like Aaron Sutton will be hosting a clay baking and painting party (yup paint). Stonelion Puppets will be crafting finger puppets, and much more. There will be more fun than you can imagine! Bring your parents they get to play too. Come and go as you please. YOUth Fringe is set to bring you the best interactive fun you’ve had all year!

Coterie Playwrighting Workshop

Where: Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd, KCMO 6410(Lower Level of Crown Center)

Age:  7th-12th Grade

Cost: $10.00

When: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday July 27

To give a voice to emerging young writers, The Coterie Theatre is offering a teen playwriting seminar, Saturday July 27, in the 2019 KC Fringe Festival, based on Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church’s acclaimed program that he originated at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Students will learn to create settings, devise scenarios, and build characters. Upon completion of this seminar with a Coterie professional playwright/facilitator, young playwrights will have devised a beginning scenario for a complete play and will have several fully written scenes. Following this seminar, participants may be selected to develop their plays at The Coterie’s Young Playwrights’ Roundtable. The workshop is 5 1/2 hours long. It will start at 10:00am and end at 3:30pm, Saturday July 27. The workshop will be held at The Coterie in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, KCMO 64108. Available only for those entering grades 7-12.

Teen Open Mic Night at the Plaza Library

Where: Kansas City Public Library,
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St

Age: All

Cost: FREE

When: 5:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, July 27

This FREE event will begin at 5:00pm with FREE food and drink. From 5:30pm-7:30pm there will be FREE workshops offering upcycling fashion, improv, and more. At 7:00pm, a live band will perform while everyone gathers in the auditorium to watch and/or participate in the Open Mic night. If you have an act you would like to perform just sign up by 6:30pm and we’ll put you on the list! And did I mention this is TOTALLY FREE?

For more information contact our YOUth Coordinator, Sheri Hall at sheri@kcfringe-org.us.stackstaging.com


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