Help a child participate in Acting Out!

100 percent of every dollar you donate goes directly to funding scholarships and providing educational opportunities for children in need.

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100 percent of every dollar you donate goes directly to funding scholarships and providing educational opportunities for children in need.

Support the Summer Youth Acting Camp Scholarship Fund

The Englert Theatre is proud to announce its second youth acting camp ACTING OUT!, welcoming incoming 4th and 6th graders for the week of August 5th – 9th. As the Englert has receives requests for discounted or free attendance we are seeking support from individuals and businesses. Your donation will help us to make this camp available to anyone needing support.


Join instructor Katy Hahn and Englert events director and University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department alumna Jessica Egli in a two-course program utilizing improvisation to explore character development. Students may choose to participate in either the morning or afternoon course, or both. The Englert is undergoing some renovations this summer, so our good friends at Riverside Theatre are graciously opening their doors to us this year! Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9. Both courses prepare students for a performance for family and friends on Saturday, August 10 (time TBA).

Morning Course
8:30 a.m. to noon
A course in acting focused on movement and scene work. Performance consists of two to four person scenes retelling and modernizing Aesop’s Fables.

Lunch Hour
Noon to 1 p.m.
Students should bring their own lunch. Lunch will not be provided, but complimentary bottled water will be available.

Afternoon Course
1 to 4:30 p.m.
A course in acting focused on voice work, communication, and character development. Performance consists of each student’s original monologue written for an original character.

Students attending both courses will perform in two pieces – an improvised scene with a partner and an original character monologue. Each class is capped at 20 students.

Tuition Fees
Morning or Afternoon only: $225
Full day: $350
Payment is accepted by cash, check, or credit card at the Englert Box Office.
Hours of operation: Tues, Wed, Fri 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This workshop is part of Englert Wavelength: Deeper Learning Through the Arts, the Englert’s arts education series featuring workshops and learning opportunities for youth and adults.


Katy Hahn ( works with people of all levels of experience to spark creativity, inspire confidence, cultivate empathy, build community, and engage in the greater conversations of life. An Iowa native, Katy earned her MFA in Acting at Florida Atlantic University before returning to her home state. She specializes in acting, movement, voice, and speech, with additional expertise in musical theatre, new play development, theatre for social change, dialect work, and Shakespeare. Katy has worked as a professional theatre artist and educator at the University of Iowa, UNI, Coe, Hawkeye Community College, Nolte Academy, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Riverside Theatre, Revival Theatre Company, Mirrorbox Theatre, and others. In the summer of 2019 she will be starring as Prince Hal in Riverside’s Summer Shakespeare production of Henry IV Part 1, and directing the premiere production of Aurora by Rob Merritt to headline the Theatre Cedar Rapids Underground New Play Festival. She lives in Atkins, IA with her two favorite people: Her husband Billy and their son Jack.

Whatever you choose to give, we are positive that you will be proud of your investment in ACTING OUT!