ESU Kansas City Branch

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Dear ESU Members and Friends,

2016 was an exciting and special year for the ESU Kansas City Branch. The commemorations celebrating the 400-year legacy of William Shakespeare were so well received by members, friends of ESU and the general public. Our president in 2016, Deborah McArdle, lead the Kansas City Branch in all of our special Shakespeare 400 events and her enthusiasm set the tone for all of our programs. A well-deserved salute to Deborah for an extraordinary year as our president!

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News And Events

Join Our ESU Group to See The Tempest

Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Sidonie Garrett

The Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union cordially invites all members and guests to a matinee performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. This is a script-in-hand performance and is produced by The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, directed by Sidonie Garrett.

When:  Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Johnson County Community College
               Polsky Theatre in the Carlsen Center
               College Blvd. and Quivira Rd.
               Click here for map and free parking locations

 

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Fine Arts Education Day Returns To Missouri State Capitol

The ESU Kansas City Branch will again be represented at the Fine Arts Education Day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The purpose of Fine Arts Education Day is to highlight the importance of fine arts education in Missouri schools. This program is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education which is a consortium of arts education associations that represent dance, theatre, music and visual art. By joining together, these organizations in Missouri speak with a powerful and unified voice about the importance of the arts in Missouri schools.

 

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Have You Ever Dreamed of Studying at Oxford?

Worchester College, University of Oxford

"The Story and Future of English"


   
July 16 - 22, 2017

          $2, 950         


If you love English, if you love travel, if you love the UK and all things British...it's time for you to have the ultimate English experience. It's time for you to live life as a student at Oxford!

The University of Oxford is one of the greatest institutions of higher learning in the world, and studying at Oxford is a dream for every lover of English.

 

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Paseo Academy Senior Wins First Place in 2017 Kansas City Regional Shakespeare Competition Next: New York City!

Trevon Wainwright, a senior at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts won First Place in the Regional Finals of the English-Speaking Union's, Shakespeare Competition in Kansas City, Mo. His sponsoring teacher was David Luby, Paseo Theatre Teacher. This was the 33rd anniversary of the Shakespeare Competition for the ESU Kansas City Branch.

Approximately 150 students participated in preliminary competitions in Kansas City area high schools as well as a competition for homeschool students sponsored by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. The ESU Kansas City Branch Competition was held on February 19, 2017, at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Kansas City, MO. 

 

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Grace Goheen, First Place Winner of ESU Kansas City’s 2016 Shakespeare Competition, Shines in 2017 in Stanford Shakespeare Company

Grace Goheen won first-place in ESU's 2016 Shakespeare Competition, Kansas City Branch. Grace was a senior at Blue Valley High School in 2016. After graduation, she was accepted at Stanford University in California and is in her second semester of her freshman year. Because of her love of theatre and Shakespeare, Grace joined the Stanford Shakespeare Company, a student-run repertory theatre company renowned for creating entertaining and innovative Shakespeare productions. 

 

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