Theatre provides an opportunity for lifelong learning! 

No matter your level of expertise, there is always something to new to learn.


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Theatre is more than a form of entertainment; it is a tool to enrich the lives of the participants as well as the patrons experiencing the show.  Performing, creating, and appreciating theatre brings richness and meaning to our heritage and culture. 

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Join us to expand your theatrical knowledge! 

We offer a variety of hands-on learning opportunities at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center as well as at Theatre in the Park for ALL AGES.  The courses are designed for anyone interested in diving deeper into the world of Theatre.  We offer courses in four different areas:

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Courses will focus on improving on-stage skills including auditions, callbacks, expanding your theatrical knowledge, etc…

Theatre is about more than what happens onstage.  Courses will focus on what happens behind the scenes to make a show happen: stage management, scenic design/construction, lighting, sound, etc…

Participants interested in going into theatre as a profession will have an opportunity to examine theatre from a wholistic perspective: contracts, roles in the main office, budgeting, etc…

Starting with our 2021 season, we will provide study guides and resources for educators and home school groups to accompany our shows tied to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.


Within each series, we plan to offer workshops, insider looks, master classes, and one-on-one intensives.  During the typical school breaks, we may offer camps leveled by age and/or ability level to provide students with hands on experiences they can take back to their school’s stage.  The Theatre in the Park Mainstage course list will continue to grow!   


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Upcoming Course Offerings

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Scenic Painting
Expand young artists' skills or try something new!

Scenic painting is the art of creating paintings that look real on a large scale and from a distance. Professional Scenic Artist Bethany Elliot, former TIP Scenic Charge Artist, returns to teach a whole month of scenic painting master classes. Bethany is a graduate of Avila University and has worked with Berkshire Theatre Group and Harvard University.

Spooky Big Brush Work
Ages 6-12
Saturday, October 31, 9a - 2p
Bring your lunch and experience art as a full body painting work out with a kid friendly spooky theme. Be prepared to move, get a little messy, and paint big!
One Saturday with 5 total hours of studio time!
Read more and ENROLL Here! (note: enrollment for this course is in the NEW JCPRD registration system)



Take your light board skills to the next level...or start from scratch!

Professional Lighting Designer, former TIP Lighting Crew member, returns to teach the ins and outs of the lighting board. Justin is a graduate of University of Cincinnati and has worked with theaters all over the Kansas City area.


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