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Meet the Playwright, Max Bush! Little Red Riding Hood: Grandmother’s Tale

Join us this Saturday, August 27 following the 1pm show of Little Red Riding Hood:  Grandmother’s Tale to meet award winning playwright Max Bush. Max Bush is a freelance playwright and director whose plays are widely produced on professional, educational and amateur stages across the country. He’s won many awards for his work including the Distinguished Play … [more]

stARTup your Art Career This Fall!

In partnership with KU, KCAI, and local artists, the Lawrence Arts Center is excited to announce stARTup, a new program for high school artists looking to take their art to a professional level.  Work on studio practices to make pieces missing from your portfolio while learning valuable entrepreneurial skills to boost your visibility such as … [more]

Introducing Performance Company Play12!

Introducing Play12! Play12, the Lawrence Arts Center’s senior acting company, expands upon the foundation of acting and focuses on production, creation, community, and leadership skills through public performance. 8th-12th Grade 5:30-7:30pm, Mondays, Sept 12-Dec 5 Play12 is The Lawrence Arts Center’s youth premiere performance company.  The company consists of 8-12th graders who produce, create, and … [more]

Announcing the Douglas County Senior Services Scholarship for the Arts

The Lawrence Arts Center and Douglas County Senior Services have partnered to bring Creative Aging home to Douglas County! A national trend, “Creative Aging” is the practice of involving older adults in hands-on, professional and educational arts programs. The movement’s focus is on developing social networks as well as skills with the goal of providing opportunities for meaningful creative experience in visual, … [more]

Haiku Canoe – week 7

Sawdust and hot air Working together with friends Cool water to come Vigilante grass We will somehow transform to A swift craft for two

Black Box Broadway Cabaret

Black Box Broadway Cabaret with Mary Baker, Dennis Tyner & Friends Friday, August 19th at 7:30pm Join us for an evening of songs from Broadway and move musicals.  This popular cabaret series, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, has included more than 60 performers signing over 400 distinct songs in twenty-five shows the group has … [more]

2016 Summer Youth Theatre: A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and energy to another great Summer Youth Theatre season.  The season was a great success: 6 incredible productions, over 300 students, amazing directors, tireless designers, and energetic interns.  It would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of so many parents, volunteers, staff, and … [more]

Featured Artist: Margot Lockwood

Hang 12 Lawrence, our youth curatorial board that puts on monthly shows for Final Friday, has an exhibition now on display in the Arts Center front gallery entitled “Intricate Ubiquity.” This beautiful collection features the work of Hang12 artist Margot Lockwood in collaboration with Finn Dobbs. Get to know Margot in this Q&A and then be … [more]

007 Breakout

We’re excited to announce that our Shaken & Stirred fundraiser will feature a pop-up escape room from Breakout Lawrence in one of our studios at the Arts Center. Use your James Bond knowledge to escape in time for dinner & dancing! What a fun way to raise money for arts education and financial aid for your … [more]

Sketch Comedy Group Asperger’s Are Us Performs Friday

The only comedy troupe made up of comedians openly on the autistic spectrum heads to the Arts Center on August 5 for an evening of sketch comedy followed by a Q&A with the performers. Straight off the heels of a new documentary about them executive produced by Mark Duplass premiering at South By Southwest soon … [more]