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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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         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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         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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          Remembering Andrew Romay                         1922 to 2017

The Board and staff of the English-Speaking Union, with sorrow and sincere gratitude, remember the life and work of our beloved benefactor Dr. Andrew Romay, who passed away early this morning, February 10, 2017. 

Andrew Romay's favorite project was the program that is named for him, the English-Speaking Union Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC), and he wanted it to be his legacy for many years to come. Please support ARNIC today to honor Andrew Romay's memory and his wishes, donate here. 

 

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