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The Four Tips to Have More Stage Presence

The Four Tips to Have More Stage Presence

Many people are nervous about public speaking, even many of the students who come for our acting classes for kids in Overland Park.  Getting up in front of others to give a speech or presentation can fill people with dread. But good news! It gets easier! You need to...

The Five Things Kids Learn At Drama Camp

The Five Things Kids Learn At Drama Camp

Drama camp is an excellent place for kids to feel more confident. At our Overland Park Summer Drama Camps, kids act, sing, dance, and express themselves in new and exciting ways. Here are the five things kids learn at drama camp. 1.Improved control over their voice,...

How books (and drama!) help make the world a better place

How books (and drama!) help make the world a better place

Mr. Miles led a drama workshop at the Jewish Community Center in partnership with the PJ Library-Fall Into A Good Book program. Together with a group of about 40 kids, we played drama games, made up silly characters, and shared our love for silliness and performing....

What it takes to shoot a commercial

What it takes to shoot a commercial

Have you ever wondered what goes into filming a commercial? We see commercials all the time but don’t realize they are concise films. A lot of time, effort, and creativity is put into the process. An actor’s first thing to do to get in a commercial is the audition. An...

Audition Tips

How to deal with rejection when you audition

How to deal with rejection when you audition

Actors hear the word “No” all too often. The first rule of the acting business is not to take it personally. All successful actors let those “No’s” bounce right off their backs, continuing to move on. Lady Gaga wanted to be an actor but faced constant rejection. She...

5 tips to finding a great headshot photographer

5 tips to finding a great headshot photographer

So you want to break into the world of movies, TV, and commercials? Then you are going to need headshots. If you have never booked a photographer for headshots, don’t worry. The process can be simple if you use these five tips. Want to improve your child’s acting...

5 steps to a great audition

5 steps to a great audition

So your child REALLY wants a part in the school play? Here are 5 steps to help them get that dream role. Need help with your audition? We offer 1-1 private Zoom coaching sessions. $50 for a one hour session. Many days/times are available. Call 816-561-2787 or email...

How to get cast on shows like “Stranger Things”

How to get cast on shows like “Stranger Things”

Your child loves watching “Stranger Things”, but how does an actor get cast on shows like that? First, they have to audition. To audition they need to have an agent. To have an agent they need to be good at their craft. When they are ready they will go before a...

Be on the lookout for acting scams!

Be on the lookout for acting scams!

One of our students saw an ad on Youtube for one of those Casting Call Scouts where “your child can be the next, big Hollywood star!”. She contacted them and they set up a Zoom audition where she acted out a commercial script. Of course, the Scouts where so impressed....

Drama News

Summer Camps are now enrolling!

Summer Camps are now enrolling!

If you are looking for fun drama classes for kids, we are excited to announce that our Summer Drama Camps are now open for enrollment! All new shows + a lower price of just $295/week. At our Summer Camps near Overland Park, kids play drama games, make movies, act in...

Trivia Night, can you answer these questions?

Trivia Night, can you answer these questions?

We had a blast hosting Trivia Night for St. Ann’s school! Mr. Miles came up with all the fun questions and led the teams as the battled for the win. (Congrats to Table #14: The Smarty McSmarties on your victory!) Can you answer these trivia questions? We want to hear...

A mother honoring her daughter’s memory through the arts

A mother honoring her daughter’s memory through the arts

Caroline Carter is one of the most inspiring people we know. She tragically lost her daughter Laura and her son-in-law Ryan to a car accident in 2017. In their memory, she started the Laura Hay Humphrey foundation, dedicated to bringing the performing arts to children...

Our interview with Taylor Phillips, 2022 Emmy Award winner!

Our interview with Taylor Phillips, 2022 Emmy Award winner!

Taylor Phillips has always been dramatic. When she was in preschool she did what she called “A Pizza Play” where she was mouthing everyone else’s lines! Then at seven years old she took her first adventure into acting, an after school drama class at Theatre of the...

Student Spotlight

Sisters who got along better thanks to drama camp

Sisters who got along better thanks to drama camp

“When we were looking for acting classes in Kansas City for our two girls, we picked Theatre of the Imagination. We knew one was a theatre kid, and the other one was not. But as it turned out, they both continued to have amazing experiences at camp. We stumbled upon...

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