Registration open for high school summer theater workshops

Dane G. Hansen Foundation

We are looking for creative high school students! In-person high school theater workshops offered by the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation are returning this summer.

Each week-long musical theater workshop is open to high school students (from junior high to junior high school). In just five days, participating students will conceive, write, choreograph, compose, design, rehearse and perform an original piece of musical theater in collaboration with a team of professional artists.

Workshop schedule:

●6-10 June – Hays (Hays High School).

●13 – 17 June – Hoxie (Hoxie High School).

● June 20 – 24 – Phillipsburg (Huck Boyd Center).

●June 27 – July 1 – Colby (Colby High School).

●July 11-15 – Concordia (Brown Grand Theatre).

●July 18-29 – Salina (Salina Community Theatre) (2 week workshop)

The first three days of the workshop are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fourth day is from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the fifth day (performance day) is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For the two-week workshop in Salina, the longer the hours will be in the second week.

Students from surrounding communities and counties are encouraged to attend a workshop closest to them. For more information or to register, visit lovewell.organd click Apply, then Kansas.

This is the fifth summer the program has been offered in Kansas. Lovewell offers students the opportunity to explore music and theater in a unique way. The response from students and faculty over the past summers has been overwhelmingly positive.


The week-long day camp/workshop brings together students from all creative backgrounds to create an original work of musical theater from scratch. While performance is a huge part of the workshop, the focus is on the creative process. No prior music or theater experience is required. To make it happen, the process needs writers, actors, poets, dancers, singers, dreamers, visual artists, musicians, composers, designers and creative students of ALL kinds.

Students will work with a team of professional artists to help utilize all of the students’ gifts and explore the arts while forging new friendships and creating memories that will last a lifetime.


The Hansen Foundation covers the cost of the workshops so that the student attendance fee is dramatically reduced to $50. However, no student who has truly committed to participate will be denied the opportunity due to an inability to pay. Scholarships are available.


Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that brings together students and professional artists to lead these unique and transformational workshops. The Lovewell team is made up of artists who make their living as music directors, playwrights, choreographers, composers, lyricists and more.

Lovewell is based in Florida, but his roots are in Kansas. Today, Lovewell offers workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Learn more about Lovewell at

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