Here’s a great summer program for your expressive or talented teen: The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City is proud to announce its first Young Actors Summer Conservatory. During the three-week summer program, participants will interact with professional acting instructors, choreographers and music coaches, all in preparation for a culminating on stage production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Sarafina.”

Middle and high school students ages 11 through 16 will develop their talents and learn more about the creative process within a real-time rehearsal process. Participants will be exposed to a range of artistic disciplines including:

• Acting & performance techniques

• Musical theatre/voice and speech

• Movement based techniques/dance

• Master Class: Black Arts

The camp runs Mondays through Saturdays, June 5 through June 25 with the public performances on stage Wednesday through Saturday, June 26-29. Daily program hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The camp will be held at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, KCMO.

Participation in the camp is by application and audition. The application deadline is Mon., May 27 and auditions will be held on Mon., May 27. Applications are available online at

The camp cost is $150, but a limited number of scholarships/tuition assistance grant will be available for promising students who have auditioned and been accepted. Payment of the $150 is due with the application. If a student is not accepted, the full-fee will be returned.

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