The Program

KCRep Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble is a free, four-week program open to all young artists ages 13-18 in the Kansas City area. Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble artists engage in an interactive rehearsal process packed full of high-energy games, ensemble-building activities, and playwriting exercises designed to cultivate creative and life skills. Together, they collaborate with KCRep teaching artists to build a performance that is their own and perform it for the public on KCRep’s main stage, Spencer Theatre. The program is designed to include and nurture all students and their ideas, so while it is a theatre-focused experience, we welcome young artists of all skill levels and backgrounds. No previous theatre experience is required to participate! Every student involved is vital in helping shape the experience.

In connection with KCRep’s mission to pursue theatrical excellence, build community, and cultivate passionate artists, the Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble promises four weeks of excitement and discovery for teen artists who are ready to engage with other young, creative thinkers to share the stories central to their lives. It is with great joy that we open our doors this summer as a safe and creative place for young people to gather and explore the power of the arts by working with KCRep artists.



The 2017 Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble Roster is full. Please email Lydia Fuqua, Assistant Director of Education at to be added to the mailing list for 2018 audition information.


Program Information

The program will take place from Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 to Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.



The free public performances will take place on Friday, July 28th at 7pm, and Saturday, July 29th at 3pm, at Spencer Theatre. Click here to reserve your tickets.



For more information about the program, please contact Lydia Fuqua, Assistant Director of Education at or 816-235-2707.