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Spotlight on Dwight Lamb of the Kansas Folklife Festival

The April 21 Kansas Folklife Festival will feature a very special guest – acclaimed accordion and fiddler Dwight Lamb! Dwight Lamb is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow with more than 60 years of experience in music collection, recording, preservation, and teaching. He has been a signature performer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival … Continued


Last Week of Winter-Spring Classes

FINAL WEEK OF WINTER-SPRING CLASSES A friendly reminder that the final week of Winter-Spring dance classes is May 11-17. Our Winter-Spring semester culminates in our End of Year Showcase on May 18-19 on the Main Stage Theater at the Lawrence Arts Center. DRESS REHEARSALS FOR END OF YEAR SHOWCASES Dress rehearsals occur during class time … Continued


Audition Call: Color Play

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking actors and musicians ages 18+ who are interested in creating an original performance for very young children ages 2-6!   What does blue sound like? What does green do when it wakes up in the morning? How does orange dance? Performers in Color Play explore how children think about … Continued


Spotlight on Dot: Meet Amanda Pintore and Olivia Hernández

Meet Amanda Pintore and Olivia Hernández, two of the dancers for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! Amanda Pintore is a dancer, maker, theatre artist extraordinaire. She loves moving her body, but particularly likes rolling on the ground. She has many tattoos so that you can see what is inside of her brain. … Continued


VIDEO: Dot, A Dance Performance for Very Young Children

“At one point, one of the dancers picked him up and spun him around. The look of pure joy on both of their faces moved me to tears. Super powerful and the most innocent, abandoned joy I have witnessed in recent memory.”         – Dot Play Lab Series Parent Go behind the … Continued


Spotlight on Dot: Meet Tammy Keiser and Samaria Fleig

Meet Tammy Keiser and Samaria Fleig, the Costume Designer and Lighting Designer for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! Tammy Keiser: Theatre is what I do and what I am – Painting, building, make-up, fabric, wood … Collaboration, chaos, cussing, creativity, it’s all good! Samaria has moved a lot, she’s lived in six states and … Continued


Spotlight on Dot: Meet Braden Young

Meet Braden Young, the musician for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! Braden Young is a composer and musician with an eclectic body of work ranging from musical theatre to modern rock to experimental weirdness.  When he’s not busy raising two children he enjoys writing, recording, and playing in several local … Continued


Spotlight on Dot: Meet Aggie Walsh and Raechel Cook

Meet Aggie Walsh and Raechel Cook, two of the dancers for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! At the urging of her two dancer children, Agnes Walsh took her first dance class at the age of 41. She is thrilled to be part of Dot because she not only gets to … Continued


Comedian/ Filmmaker Hari Kondabolu Takes the Stage on April 2

“There’s no working comic who can seamlessly blend personal and socio-political comedy as substantively and satisfyingly as Hari Kondabolu.” – Exclaim Fresh off the heels of his acclaimed documentary, The Problem With Apu, celebrated comedian Hari Kondabolu heads to the Arts Center on April 2 for an evening of stand up comedy. Best known for … Continued


Summer Youth Theatre Audition Workshop!

Summer Youth Theatre auditions are just around the corner and we want to help your student feel prepared!   Join us on Saturday, March 31st from 2-5 pm for our annual SYT audition workshop with instructor Sadie Barbee. Students may come prepared with the audition they are planning to present or the instructor will supply … Continued