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2020 Main Street Summer Theater Festival

In response to the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are restructuring our 2020 Main Street Summer Theater Festival to a virtual format with a variety of new components to continue to provide educational, musical and performance opportunities for youth in northwest Kansas, ages 5-18.

All program components will be free of charge to youth from the designated festival counties, including Cheyenne, Gove, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, and Wallace. Preference will be given to youth from these counties, though those in the surrounding areas are still encouraged to apply/participate. Each participant will receive a complimentary “We Are Main Street” t-shirt.

Festival Programs

1) Theater Workshops - June 1 through July 24

  • Workshops will be held weekly for 30 minutes, broken into age groups of 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 years.
  • Topics will include a variety of acting exercises with weekly “homework” assignments.
  • These will be held throughout June and July.

2) Skits and Scenes Program - June 1 through July 24

  • Participants will be cast into monologues, duets or small ensemble skits/scenes based on age (broken into age groups of 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 years) and ability.
  • Individual skit/scene rehearsals will be scheduled with each receiving, at minimum, one rehearsal per week for 10, 20 or up to 30 minutes depending on length.
  • Skits/scenes will be recorded, edited and made available for public viewing throughout the summer.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to participate in up to two different skits/scenes throughout the summer.

3) Dance Program - June 1 through June 26

  • Participants will rehearse a dance routine culminating in individual participants recording themselves and submitting them to be edited into a comprehensive video that will be shared online.
  • Rehearsals will be held twice weekly for 30 minutes each broken into age groups of 5-7, 8-12, 13-18 years. Each rehearsal session will be recorded and posted to the private MSAC Vimeo page for practice purposes in between sessions.
  • The program will last for four weeks in June.
  • ***Age groups are suggestions; if individual student dance ability permits them to join a higher age group, we are happy to accommodate such requests.

4) Virtual/Zoom Production of "Disorder in the Court" - June 1 through July 31

  • The full-length comedy play "Disorder in the Court" will be produced virtually for students grades 7-12, including graduating seniors, only.
  • Rehearsals will be held Mondays through Thursdays for up to an hour in length, held weekly throughout June and July.
  • A final "performance" video will be made available for public viewing on our website at the conclusion of the summer.

Disorder in the Court
BY BRIANNA DEHN

Synopsis

Casey Licit is on a cross-country road trip when she’s apprehended and held for trial in a town appropriately named Berserksville. Charged with an outrageous triple crime, Casey maintains her innocence. But as the trial begins, our level-headed defendant realizes her hapless defense attorney is an ineffective dolt, and the prosecution effectively uses silly, childish distractions to win the case, including bribing Judge Falter and witnesses with candy and leading the courtroom in the Macarena!

There’s also a parade of witnesses whose testimony is nothing more than twisted fibs, boastful self-promotion, or gabby gossip. Casey soon sees that her only chance at justice lies in her quick wits to beat them at their own game in this crazy (and hysterical!) kangaroo court.


Questions? Email mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com

Tentative Schedule

***Please note:  all times listed are Central.

Mondays

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Theater Workshops (ages 8-10)
    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Dance Program (ages 5-7, Group A)
    • 12-3 p.m. - Skits/Scenes (to be individually scheduled)
    • 12-12:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 8-12, Group A)
    • 1-1:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 13-18, Group A)
    • 4-5 p.m. - "Disorder in the Court" Play Rehearsal

Tuesdays

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Theater Workshops (ages 11-13)
    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Dance Program (ages 5-7, Group B)
    • 12-3 p.m. - Skits/Scenes (to be individually scheduled)
    • 12-12:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 8-12, Group B)
    • 1-1:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 13-18, Group B)
    • 4-5 p.m. - "Disorder in the Court" Play Rehearsal

Wednesdays

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Theater Workshops (ages 14-18)
    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Dance Program (ages 5-7, Group A)
    • 12-3 p.m. - Skits/Scenes (to be individually scheduled)
    • 12-12:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 8-12, Group A)
    • 1-1:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 13-18, Group A)
    • 4-5 p.m. - "Disorder in the Court" Play Rehearsal

Thursdays

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Dance Program (ages 5-7, Group B)
    • 12-12:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 8-12, Group B)
    • 12-3 p.m. - Skits/Scenes (to be individually scheduled)
    • 1-1:30 p.m. - Dance Program (ages 13-18, Group B)
    • 4-5 p.m. - "Disorder in the Court" Play Rehearsal

Fridays

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Theater Workshops (ages 5-7)
    • 12-3 p.m. - Skits/Scenes (to be individually scheduled)

Technology Requirements

The entirety of program components will be conducted via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Recordings of individual participants via their own personal devices will be required as needed.

  1. Participants will need access to Wifi; use of either a laptop, smartphone or tablet device with microphone and camera accessibility; and email.
  2. Additionally, participants will need to download the Zoom app on their devices. (You do not need to create a user account or pay for the service).

Audition Requirements


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OUR Festival Staff

Karl Pratt

Karl Pratt
Festival Manager, Show Director
Executive Director, Main Street Arts Council

Bonnie Cameron

Bonnie Cameron
Show Director
Creative Director, Main Street Arts Council


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Jillian Korte
Show Director

Tabor Rucker

Tabor Rucker
Show Director
Internship Program Alum

Ashley Coberly

Ashley Coberly
Choreographer

Skylynne Fulwider

Skylynne Fulwider
Choreographer



Nicole Weigel
Choreographer


Jan Moore

Jan Moore
Assistant Festival Manager
Regional Office Manager, Main Street Arts Council

OUR Interns

We are excited to offer internship positions to assist with our festival each year. These interns will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to produce high quality, high fun theatrical productions with youth. This year, they are joining us on our "virtual restructuring" journey and we are so grateful to have their support!

Show Interns

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Alisha Brantley

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Daisy Hawkins

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Brianna Mikkelson

Victoria Rucker

Victoria Rucker

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Candace Taylor

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Janaeha Dinkel 


Marketing Intern

Madison Otter

Madison Otter
Student at Fort Hays State University

THANK YOU!

Special thanks to the Friends of the Cottonwood Ranch as well as the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth program for your financial and programmatic support of our internship program. 


Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

Additional thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension for selecting us to receive our Marketing Intern, Madison Otter, through their Hansen Community Intern Initiative.



2020 Main Street Summer Theater Festival Supporters

On behalf of the Main Street Arts Council and festival participants, THANK YOU, to our festival underwriters and sponsors! Whether through grant funding, memberships, donations or personal time and talents, the festival would not be possible without these individuals and organizations!

THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

ACE Foundation

$8,335 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

Cheyenne County Community Foundation

$10,000 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

Gove County Community Foundation

$7,580 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

Sheridan County Community Foundation

$6,125 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


Sherman County Community Foundation

$6,150 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


Thomas County Community Foundation

$8,085 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


Wallace County Foundation

$5,000 Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation

Thank you to the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation for their support and friendship.

support our mission

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we are funded through the support of donors, paid memberships and sponsorships, grants, ticket sales, and revenues from art and music classes/workshops.

With the restructuring to a virtual format and the current economic climate, we are not selling tickets or actively soliciting individual and/or business sponsorship support this year. However, if you believe in our mission and programming and are able to contribute to our endeavors, please consider doing so by becoming a paid member of the Main Street Arts Council (MSAC) below (memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase) or by making a donation.

Thank you for supporting the arts and cultural endeavors of our organization held for the betterment of those living and visiting northwest Kansas!

Membership Levels

Patron ($35.00)/Family ($75.00)

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Show program(s) listing
  • Main Street Summer Theater Festival (MSSTF) supporter webpage listing

The following levels are available to individuals, businesses and/or organizations:

Ensemble ($150.00)

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Eighth (1/8) page ad in show program(s)
  • MSSTF supporter webpage listing (linked, if applicable)

Actor ($300.00)

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Quarter (1/4) page ad in show program(s)
  • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

Director ($500.00)

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Third (1/3) page ad in show program(s)
  • Two (2) seats to the annual Donors Gala
  • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

Producer ($750.00):

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Half (1/2) page ad in show program(s)
  • Four (4) seats to the annual Donors Gala
  • Medium-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

Maestro ($1000.00):

Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
  • Full page ad in show program(s)
  • Special social media mention
  • Six (6) seats to the annual Donors Gala
  • Large-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage
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Address:
PO Box 458
Hoxie, KS 67740

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