Teen Performances

Kansas City Young Audiences
3732 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Garage Band

'Sweet Land of Stupidity' and 'Di-Force'

Sweet Land of Stupidity by Sydney Walker
Needless to say, the world isn't exactly perfect, but it gets more stupider than one can imagine. It even goes as far back as the NASA waster $125 million on a module that was miscaculated, or President Madison building a fort to protect against Canada... in Canada. Seven girls perform these modernized scenes and more in the comedy "Sweet Land of Stupidity."

Di-Force by Emily Wheeler
With a possible divorce of their parents happening, Mia, Charles, and Mia's best friend Sammie all try to stop this by setting up a couple dates for Mia and Charles' parents to go on.

KC Storytellers

Nritya School of Indian Dance and KCYA Main Street Dancers

Notebook Confessions by Lylena Estabine

These poems explore the different emotional struggles and internal monologues on everything from young love to our countries racial barriers.

Metal Roach Band

KCYA Improv

KCYA teens will create hilarious comedy sketches and improvisations. No scripts, no props, imaginations only! Who knows what each performance will bring?

KCYA Theatre

Young playmakers work with Teaching Artist, Erika Baker, to devise their own script and bring it to life. This unique piece originates from the performers and shares their perspective with fringe audiences.

Monarch Conservatory

The Tempest

A Mesner Puppet Theater and Team Shakespeare Collaboration


From outline to performance The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City engages students through the first phase of its educational component RiSE - Repertory in School Empowerment program; Playwriting. Introducing these students to their own voices and producing original works that scratch the surface of what’s on the minds of today’s teens.


Night at the Nelson


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street

6:00pm-11:00pm Friday, July 20

This free event will begin at 6pm with free food and drink.  From 6:30pm - 8:30pm there will be workshops ranging from Storytelling to Upcycling to Improv and more. At 8pm Metal Roach will perform while everyone gathers in the Nelson-Atkins auditorium to watch and/or participate in the Open Mic night.  If you have an act you would like to perform just sign up at least an hour before and we'll put you on the list!


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 28

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.

Youth Programs

Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch
4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

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YOUth Fringe is set to bring you the best interactive fun you've had all year! KC Fringe YOUth Festival, in collaboration with the KC Plaza Library will be held July 20-22.

Friday Fun Night 6:30 PM on July 20

Friday Fun Night 6:30 PM on July 20

Featuring Magician Tyler Korso! 

Saturday Live Showcase 1 PM-4 PM July 21

Come enjoy your combination of young, local talent and Hip Hop instruction from Wendy Elle! Parents get to join in the fun too! 

Sunday Free Art Workshops 2 PM-4 PM July 22

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 clay baking and painting party (yup, we said paint). Stonelion puppets will be crafting finger puppets, and much more. There will be more fun than you can imagine! Bring your parents so they can play too! Come and go as you please! 

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