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Team Shakespeare

Team Shakespeare is the apprentice acting troupe of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and is by invitation only. Now in its 14th year, the group is made up of middle and high school students from around the metro area. Team Shakespeare performs year-round in many venues throughout the city. The group is led by Teaching Artists and theatre professionals dedicated to spreading the art of theatre and Shakespeare to everyone. Students must complete a year of Shakespeare Conservatory to be admitted to Team Shakespeare.

  • Tuition: $325
  • Location: Shakespeare Studio, 3732 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Time and Dates:
    • Sundays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • September 12 – December 19, 2021
    • Final performance December 19, 2021
    • No class November 28, 2021

All students 12+ must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate. Masks will be required at all times. We will continue to monitor and follow all CDC and KCMO health guidelines. For any questions regarding this new policy, please contact Director of Education, Matt Rapport, at mrapport@kcshakes.org or 816-531-7728.

Scholarships and Discounts

  • $20 discount for 2 or more students from the same household.
  • $20 discount for First Responders, Front Line Workers, Teachers, and School Workers.

To qualify for a scholarship, please mail the scholarship application and enrollment forms below to:

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Attn. Matt Rapport
3732 Main Street
Kansas City, Mo 64111

Scholarship Form
Enrollment Form