Act I: You wanted to be an actor…run lights or sound for a play…move the sets…but you didn’t have the time or opportunity.

Act 2: Your children are grown and on their own…your career is secure…you’re enjoying retirement…

Now it’s time for YOU to fulfill that dream of being on stage or working behind the scenes.

Recognizing the limited opportunities for mature adults to pursue their interest in theatre, Robidoux Resident Theatre has developed a program for people with various levels of theatrical experience.

Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Reserved Seating | 816.232.1778
[iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3647.3036647186827!2d-94.85011339532397!3d39.76200563952572!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87c01babe2495555%3A0x968bc6473af4bce!2sRuby+Theatre!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1524796867704″ width=”400″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″ allowfullscreen]
Alternative Purchase Locations
in person | Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
by phone | 816.232.1778
day of show | Ruby Theatre Box Office | 45 minutes prior to show

Stepping into Theatre Classes for Adults 50 years+

Workshops for those with no to limited theatrical experience

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 3 weeks (no performance)
• August 15, 22, 29, 2023 | Tuesdays 10:00AM – 11:30AM | Tuesdays 5:15PM-6:45PM
• Cost: $5 per class or $15 for the 3-week session

Curtain Up
Workshops for those with previous theatrical experience or who have taken “Stepping into Theatre”

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 9 weeks, ending with a showcase for the public
• September 5 – November 11 | Tuesdays 10:00AM – 11:30AM | Tuesdays 5:15PM-6:45PM
• Participants may repeat “Curtain Up” as often as they wish since scripts, cuttings, etc. will change
• Performance will be November 10, 2023 at 7:00PM and November 11, 2023 at 2:00PM
• Cost: $5 per session ($75 total)

In “Stepping into Theatre” and “Curtain Up,” participants will experience the foundations of performance art by “playing a part” in a fun, non-threatening way. Theatre games, laughter, yet attention to detail will make the workshops enjoyable for not only the most self-conscious person but also the budding “ham”. Each session will include 

• Warm-ups (vocal and physical)
• Concepts (characterization, movement, costumes, props, terminology, etc.)
• Rehearsals (improv, humorous / dramatic interpretation, duet acting, storytelling, poetry, etc.)
• Feedback from the teaching artist and class

2nd Act Players

A troupe for the more experienced actor/technician

• Meets 90 minutes once a week, ending with a performance in the spring.
• Tuesdays 10:00AM – 11:30AM | Tuesdays 5:15PM-6:45PM
• Mondays 10:00AM – 11:30AM | Tuesdays 10:00AM – 11:30AM
• Rehearses one-act plays, readers theatre, storytelling, etc. and constructs transportable sets, props, costumes, etc.
• Performs multiple times for the public as well as for various agencies (schools, retirement centers, libraries, arts camps, etc.)
• Will focus on creating well-rounded performances beyond workshop activities
• May be taken in conjunction with “Curtain Up”
• Cost: $45 per semester | $36 Registration Fee | $9 T-Shirt (required for all performances)

RRT wants to make sure that everyone with an interest in theatre is able to participate.


Fall focus areas for all classes:
• Improvisation and Pantomime
• One Act Play and Readers Theatre
• Prep work for Spring Semester original play written by Nancy Piercy, a 2nd Act Player
Fall Performances:
• The Ruby: TBA
• Rolling Hills Library: November 9, 2021 – 10AM | 6:30PM
• Senior Hang-Outs: TBA
Spring focus areas for all classes:
• Improvisation and Pantomime
• One Act Play and Readers Theatre
• Original One Act Play by Nancy Piercy
Spring Performances:
• The Ruby: May 13-14, 2022
• Rolling Hills Library: TBA
• Senior Hang-Outs: TBA