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Adult Acting Classes

Walking and Talking Shakespeare

The Festival is offering Adult Acting classes for theatre professionals focused on TEXT, VOICE and MOVEMENT; audition techniques, monologue work and scene study to aid in comprehension and delivery of Shakespeare's texts for professional acting work. Class work will provide insight into walking and talking the text and  the beauty and power of the language.  Classes are offered for an seven-week session led by the Festival's Executive Artistic Director, Sidonie Garrett and Education Director, Matt Rapport at the Shakespeare Studio, 3619 Broadway, Suite 2, Kansas City, MO  64111.

7 weeks on Saturday mornings for $70
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., September 12, 2015 to October 24, 2015

•    Monologues and Auditions
•    Business Navigation – headshots, resumes, contacts, contracts
•    Scene Study 

Registration form, click here.   Adult Acting 2015

Complete and return via e-mail to, or mail to 3619
Broadway, Suite 2, Kansas City, MO  64111.



Shakespeare intensive classes for ages 12 - 18

Offering Shakespeare Conservatory Classes for youth ages 12 - 18 and TEAM SHAKESPEARE for youth ages 13 - 18.  Students will focus on acting techniques, text analysis, improvisation, stage combat and much more! Click here for more information. 

2015 Season THANK YOU

King Lear

The Festival's 23rd season production of King Lear may be over, but our THANKS have just begun!  HASF extends our grateful thanks to our corporate, foundation and individual donors who made our season, and year-round education programs possible.  Our community's support allows us to meet our mission of providing FREE professional productions of Shakespeare's plays and education programs for youth and adults.  Click here to see our list of generous season sponsors.  

Become a Festival Insider


If you enjoy the Festival, want to see high quality classical theatre and care about the cultural life of our community, please consider membership as a FAN or as a member of our newly formed GOOD WILL SOCIETY.  Your membership keeps the Festival open to all and gives YOU some special insider access to our artists and to our pre-show GOOD WILL VIP tent with up-front seats that guarantee you the best experience of the summer!   As a member, your contribution will directly assist us in transforming a city park into a theater, and bringing the world of Shakespeare to life for tens of thousands of people. With your membership you will receive a host of benefits depending on the amount of your contribution.  Most importantly, you will know that because of you, FREE Shakespeare in the park is possible.


With your tax-deductible contribution to the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival you will receive:
FAN membership: 
 $150      2 Reserved Seats     1 Parking Pass 

GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership:    
 $250      4 Reserved Seats     2 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 4
 $500      8 Reserved Seats     4 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 8

 $1000    12 Reserved Seats   6 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 12 with pre-show beverages + Invitation to a Behind-the-Scenes Event + GOOD WILL SOCIETY acknowledgement and Thank You from stage
All Up-Front Reserved Seats; One-time use throughout the run of the Festival.