The Coterie plans season

Posted by Bob Evans

Residencies for 1st-12th Grade Classrooms

The Coterie’s In Person Classroom Immersions are three 50-minute residencies exploring theatre with your class. A vaccinated & masked professional teaching artist will join your class with an interactive lesson plan that reaches English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards for both Kansas and Missouri. 

  • Students will work with a vaccinated/masked teaching artist in your classroom to rehearse and perform a short script based on a folktale, focusing on reading fluency, intonation, flow, and expression.
  • A teacher consultation will occur beforehand to serve the needs of your class and select a multicultural folktale from our list.
  • The residency will align with MO and KS English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards.

Three 50-minute sessions can be arranged to suit your schedule.

  • Students will work with a vaccinated/masked teaching artist in your classroom to write and perform a short first person monologue about a “hero” (based on a historical/real figure).
  • Using existing monologues as examples, students will analyze what makes a good monologue and demonstrate that understanding through their own original writing.
  • A teacher consultation will occur beforehand to ensure we serve the needs of your class.
  • The residency will align with MO and KS English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards, and will offer students the option to share their work with each other.

Three 50-minute sessions can be arranged to suit your schedule

  • Students will view a performance of The Masque of the Red Death OR The Pit and the Pendulum (determined by classroom instructor) from The Coterie’s production of Electric Poe starring professional actor and teaching artist R.H. Whilhoit, underscore by musician Rex Hobart.
  • Wilhoit will then join students in person as their vaccinated/masked teaching artist to explore the historical and cultural context that inspired Poe, as well as the use of symbolism and imagery to create lasting impact.
  • Writing to composer Rex Hobart’s Electric Poe underscore as inspiration, students will create their own moody masterpiece in the form of a dramatic scene or monologue.
  • A teacher consultation will occur beforehand to ensure we serve the needs of your class.
  • The residency will align with MO and KS English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards, and will offer students the option to share their work with each other.

Three 50-minute sessions can be arranged to suit your schedule.

CLASSROOM IMMERSIONS
AVAILABLE STARTING SEPT 20

  • Three 50-minute sessions can be arranged to suit your schedule.
  • $300 per classroom sized group.
  • 10% discount for 4 or more classrooms.

For Information and Booking:
Contact afilippi@coterietheatre.org or 816.474.4241

Touring Show for Schools
Booking Now

 

 Mobile Molière

An eccentric 17th-century roaming theatre troupe searches for a stage and an audience for a jumble of  Molière’s “greatest hits”. But what happens when the most eccentric of them all, Molière himself, reaches the end of his path? UMKC Theatre’s MFA actors bring their riotous romp of a touring show to local schools, performing some of Molière’s most famous and hilarious scenes.

A 50-minute performance for middle and high school audiences

Booking for in school performances now!

Touring dates: OCT 4-8 and 11-15
Cost: Only a $25 booking fee
Audience Size: Minimum of 20 / Maximum of 150 students per performance.
CLICK HERE for venue requirements.
Contact:
CLICK HERE to BOOK ONLINE ANYTIME or Call 816.474.6552

LOOKING AHEAD:
THE COTERIE’S UPCOMING LINE-UP

We have a tremendous year of live productions coming up!

WORLD PREMIERE  |  Outdoor, Evening Performances for AGES 10+


YOUNG AUDIENCES PREMIERE  |  For Grades K-4


NEA AWARD WINNING WORLD PREMIERE  |  For Grades 5-12


A POSTPONED FAVORITE  |  For Grades K-4


WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL  |  For ALL AGES

Make Your Group Reservations
with The Coterie Box Office at 816.474.6552

Due to the nature of live theatre, play selection, performance schedule and casting are subject to change.
The Coterie, called “One of the Five Best Theaters for Young Audiences in the U.S.” by TIME Magazine, is located in Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The Coterie is a not-for-profit organization now in its 43rd season.