Youth Fringe

YOUth Fringe is set to bring you the best interactive fun you’ve had all year!

KC Fringe YOUth Festival, in collaboration with the KC Plaza Library, will be held July 17th, 18th, and 19th 2015 at the Plaza Branch Library We are so pleased to welcome the following artists. The workshops they are hosting will not only seek to entertain and teach children, but they will allow these artists to pass on their art by donating their time and talent.


Plaza Library - Truman Forum Theater

Friday Night Fun Night opens with Beth Byrd from Beth Byrd Productions as Betty the Butterfly, a butterfly born in a classroom with many adventures to tell. Also, Flock of Clowns will be on hand with a snippet of their production of Clowns by the Sea (full production at the Midland, Check Schedule). Story Teller, Joyce Slater will entertain and amaze with stories for kids of all ages. Look for a surprise appearance by Sara Nicole Glass (hint).


Plaza Library - Truman Forum Theater

Saturday Live from 12 to 2 on Saturday July 18 Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman will be presenting “Play in a Day”. Special thanks to Mr. Miles at Theater of the Imagination for providing us scripts. If your child is interested in theater or just wants to have fun then this is your day. Elizabeth brings her degree in Theater and psychology and her experience teaching children’s theater and visual arts. Elizabeth is currently working on her Master’s Degree at UMKC.


Plaza Library - Childrens Area

Sunday Free Art Workshops bring talented professionals leading FREE art workshops from 2-4pm in the Children’s Spot.

Ryan Nogle, active member of the Kansas City Juggling Club, will be teaching juggling basics. Ryan has been a part of our YOUth Fringe family for three years, and we are excited for him to work with our kids.

Sarah Nicole Glass will be teaching the very popular art of Hooping. Bring your own hoops or use some of hers.

Beth Byrd from Beth Byrd Productions will use her skill as a Mime to teach the skills of the trade. We are very fortunate for her presence as she is classically trained in the art.

Sarah Nicole Glass will come again to do double duty and teach the art of words and music in a Hip Hop Rhyming workshop.

Aaron Sutton from Visual Goodies will be in the Art Spot doing visual art with the youth. Aaron uses a variety of mediums in his work. He is wonderful at providing skilled instruction while working with children.