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Announcing our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre Season!

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre season announcement! Read below for grade guidelines, audition information, and our season lineup.   How does the SYT program work by grade? 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program 6th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-6th grade program … Continued


Calling all 3-6 Year Olds: Play Labs for Goodnight Moon!

Join us for the next session of our Play Lab series, a research-based space for very young children and their caregivers to create with artists.   This session we will develop the imagery and stage design for our main stage performance, Goodnight Moon. Caregivers will join their children in exploring the story of Goodnight Moon by painting … Continued


Lawrence-based band to perform new album at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

By DeAsia Paige on October 9, 2018 Lawrence-based band Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills rehearsed for their upcoming gig in the comfort of the frontman’s eclectic living room. A picture reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album hangs in the center of the room — it’s the cover art for the band’s newest album “Driftwood,” which … Continued


2019 Summer Youth Theatre (SYT) Title Reveal Party!

  Join us for our first ever 2019 Summer Youth Theatre Title Reveal Party! Saturday, October 20th 7:30-8:30pm Lawrence Arts Center’s Main Stage Free   – Learn new and exciting changes for SYT 2019 – 4th-12th grade SYT show titles revealed – Popcorn & Soda – Halloween Costume Sale   Join us for the Blocktoberfest Street … Continued


What Early Ed Teachers are Saying about Color Play

Early Education Director Linda Reimond and Assistant Andria Devlin attended special performances of Color Play this week with arts based preschoolers, kindergarteners, and friends from Head Start and Haskell Indian Nations University’s Little Nations. Here’s what they had to say about this sneak peek into this special production for very young audiences opening to the … Continued



Spotlight on Color Play: Meet Amanda Pintore and Mason Sharon!

Two cities. Two arts centers. Two early childhood community partners. One show. Color Play. Take a closer look at how we made Color Play here.   Meet Amanda Pintore, director/performer, and Mason Sharon, performer for Color Play, a performance for very young children at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Center of Creative Arts! Amanda Pintore spent the last … Continued


Spotlight on Color Play: Meet Clarissa Corkins and Jen Theby Quinn!

Two cities. Two arts centers. Two early childhood community partners. One show. Color Play.   Meet Clarissa Corkins, Production Coordinator, and Jen Theby-Quinn, performer for Color Play, a performance for very young children at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Center of Creative Arts! Clarissa Corkins is a videographer, coordinator, snack provider, organizer, supporter, and any other title needed … Continued


Spotlight on Color Play: Meet Ernesto Hodison and Patrick Blindauer!

Two cities. Two arts centers. Two early childhood community partners. One show. Color Play.   Meet Ernesto Hodison and Patrick Blindauer, performers for Color Play, a performance for very young children at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Center of Creative Arts! Ernesto Hodison is a musician and vocalist who is naturally drawn to pretty much everything unusual, unique, … Continued


Free State Festival Live Performance: The Middle Tell

Free State Festival is quickly approaching, bringing a feast of independent film screenings, psychedelic visual arts exhibitions, a chorus of musical acts, and a taste of tequila. Adding a new dimension to this year’s offerings, Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters, will present The Middle Tell, a narrative work conducted through … Continued