KidsAct! to Welcome More Students to Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park

KidsAct! to Welcome More Students to Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park

For the 13th year, Water Works Theatre Company is offering performance minded students a chance to learn from working theatre professionals and to perform on the outdoor stage in Starr Jaycee Park during its annual Shakespeare Royal Oak festival. Spots are still available for the Water Works Academy for high school students and KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8. More information and registration can be found online at

Water Works Academy is a one-week intensive for high school and pre-college students that gives young actors the chance to create their own play in the park using a "summer stock" company approach. Working professionals guide students as they embark on the adventure of writing, directing, stage managing, designing and performing a one-of-a-kind piece of theatrical magic on the Shakespeare stage in Starr Jaycee Park. Water Works Academy classes are July 28 - August 2; tuition is $200 per student and available now online at or by emailing

KidsAct! is a one week educational experience for students entering grades 1-8. Water Works' professional staff will encourage students' natural confidence and inspire their creative expression. Students love the open park setting and revel in discovering the basics of Shakespeare, safe stage combat, dance, improv and scene work. KidsAct will run August 4-8 in Starr Jaycee Park. Tuition is $200 per student and available now online at emailing

Water Works Academy and KidsAct! will conclude with a FREE all-ages show. The Water Works Academy show will occur on August 2 at 10:00 am. The KidsAct! show will take place on August 8 at 10:00 am. Both will take place on the Shakespeare Royal Oak stage in Starr Jaycee Park and are FREE for all ages and open to the public.

"Attending Water Works Academy and working with Water Works is one of my favorite things about summer," states Water Works Academy student Jarod Clark of Royal Oak. "I really like the Sword-fighting and scene-work and all the fun we have creating our own play. My 9 years in the programs have given me lots of great opportunities, including a chance to be in Water Works production of Macbeth, perform a full-length sword fight, volunteer with KidsAct! and now work as an intern behind the scenes for this year's productions."

Since 2001 Water Works has presented Shakespeare Royal Oak and other award-winning productions. Water Works enhances the quality of life in the community by offering Michigan's only outdoor professional Shakespeare event in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. Water Works' mission is to provide a place to call home for local professional actors, designers, directors, teachers, and other artists in a dynamic collaboration with skilled professional volunteers and other community supporters. Learn more at:
KidsAct! to Welcome More Students to Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park

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