News And Events

Let's keep the fun going and support our Kansas City Branch winner! A $1,000 People's Choice Award will be awarded to one lucky student. Sheridan Mirador is Kansas City's  Branch Winner. He is a senior at Center High School in Kansas City.

Click here to watch the video performances of 49 students who entered the 2020 National Shakespeare Competition. As you watch each of the students perform, be sure to watch Sheridan, he is #47

Here's how to vote: Text NSC and the number of your favorite student to 212-818-1200. There must NOT be a space between NSC and the number (example: NSC57)  Please only vote once. Additional votes from the same number will be discounted. And please do not call in; your vote will not count and your call will not be returned.


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Competition Update:
Sheridan Mirador,
Kansas City First Place Winner,
In Top 10 Finalists for
ESU National Shakespeare Competition

The ESU Kansas City Branch's First Place Winner, Sheridan Mirador, has moved up to one of the ten finalists in the 2020 ESU National Shakespeare Competition. Sheridan, a senior at Center High School in Kansas City, Missouri, is one of forty-nine students from ESU Branches throughout the U.S. who were semi-finalists in the National Shakespeare Competition. Sheridan's sponsoring teacher is Andrew Hanch, Center High School Theatre Teacher.


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ESU Kansas City Hosts 
Best-Selling Author Elizabeth St. John

Photo Gallery of Lecture and
Reception Fundraiser

The ESU Kansas City Branch was host to best-selling author, Elizabeth St. John, who made a one-day visit to Kansas City. Her historical fiction novel, The Lady of the Tower was the topic of her lecture at the Kansas City Public Library on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Set in 17th Century England, St. John told a story of her real ancestor's life in the most famous prison in the world—The Tower of London. From first-hand accounts, memoirs and hidden archives, Elizabeth shared her ancestress' secret life in the Tower of London and gave a unique perspective to the history of 17th century England.


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Added Membership Value
for First-Time Members!

Even though our new membership year doesn't begin until July 1, 2020, there is an opportunity starting in the fourth quarter (April, May, June) for new members to take advantage of bonus months during their first year of membership. 


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ESU Kansas City Branch Supports
Fine Arts Education Day at Mo State Capitol

Friends, during this period of uncertainty with the coronavirus health crisis, our members, families, friends and the public are of greatest concern. The Fine Arts Education Day program has been canceled for this year. We are sorry for this inconvenience and sudden change. The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education has committed to resuming this important arts program for Missouri schools next year.

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, April 1, 2020.

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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The English-Speaking Union

Kansas City Branch

Kansas City Branch Landmark Photo