Words from the Artistic Director
As one commits their self to the theatre, some quickly learn that a passion for the arts is only as good as the passion to pass it on. To take personal responsibility in the transference of knowledge as unique and special as theatre is a gift anyone can treasure. Here at Shawnee Summer Theatre we take this responsibility seriously and have committed ourselves to the education and theatrical enlightenment of children and adults in the surrounding community. For this 56th Summer Season we have made many changes in the expansion and advancement of our Mainstage offerings as well as our ever-growing educational programming. As we enter the new season we continue to offer the highest standards of professional theatre with renowned talent from all over the country with the hopes and aspirations to speak to our community. To use a unique artistic device such as theatre is our responsibility in exploring the themes of humanity and the world around us. Please join us once again, as we reach out with our stories to educate, enlighten and entertain. As theatre theorist Viola Spolin said, “There are few places outside his or her own play where a person can contribute to the world in which he finds himself.” Join us in that discovery.
Kody C Jones