We love summer with KidsAct!

This six-day learning experience for students entering grades 1-8 offers instruction in Shakespeare, safe sword-fighting and stage combat, and comedic improvisation from qualified, professional teaching artists. Students then perform in an hour-long showcase to be presented for friends and family in Starr Jaycee Park.
KidsAct! 2023 runs July 31-August 4. Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm with a showcase performance at 11:00 am Saturday, August 5, 2023.
2023 KidsAct! Rate:
Healthy snacks and water are provided daily; however KidsAct! will not provide lunch. Be advised that this summer’s KidsAct! Program will again be nut free. It is suggested that each student bring a lunch packed with a beverage, insect repellent, and sun block. Loose, comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather, including a hat, is also recommended. For the comfort and safety of your student, we ask that NO Crocs, clogs or flip-flops be worn. Sturdy shoes that buckle or tie are required.
For the final performance, the students will be asked to wear black or navy blue pants, shorts, or skirts (no jeans, please!) Also, each student should wear a bright, solid-colored shirt free of logos or designs, along with dark colored, laced or buckled soft-soled shoes.
KidsAct! sessions for the 2023 season take place July 31–August 4, 2023, with the showcase performance on August 5 at 11:00 a.m. Students must arrive at the park by 10:00 a.m. but parents may not enter the theatre until the House officially opens. Drop off during the week begins at 8:30 a.m.; classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and pick up time is promptly 3:00 p.m.
We are so thrilled to work with your young performers this summer! Please feel free to email the Education Director, Kat, at
with any and all questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Program Questions:

There IS a sheltered area at Starr Jaycee Park, so don’t worry. If the rain fails to pass over, we may contact parents by phone to pick their students up early. If we don’t already have your contact numbers, make sure you give them to us the first day of the program. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed so that we can reach someone at all times.

At this time in consideration of the health and safety of students, staff, and interns, if heavy rain is forecast before class begins, a Zoom session will be scheduled for the day. If rain is likely, a teacher or member of the Water Works staff will contact you either the night before or the morning of classes to notify you.

Starr Jaycee Park is located on 13 Mile Road between Main and Crooks. Student drop-off and pick-up will occur in the central parking area by the main sign.

KidsAct! Questions:

The students have a final KidsAct! performance for family and friends on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The students will perform in Starr Jaycee Park on the same stage as the professional actors! The show typically lasts about an hour. 

No, there’s room for all your family and friends! Bring blankets, cameras, cushions, or short-backed chairs for seating. Bug spray is recommended. Bleacher seating is also available.

Solid colored shirts (NO logos, please) with black or dark blue pants or shorts. Shoes should be sturdy and have either laces or buckles to close. KidsAct! Is a very active program; for your child’s safety we DO NOT allow bare feet, Crocs, flip flops, clogs, or other “slip-on” shoes. This rule applies for the entirety of the program.

Do you still have questions? Feel free to call us at 248-399-3727 or email See you in the park!

Director of Education

Katarina Moore

Katarina Moore is a local educator and artist native to Royal Oak. She currently resides in Ludington, MI and is working at Mason County Central as a full-time high school English teacher/coach for their forensics team during the school year.
Kat holds a B.A. in English and a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has worked with local theatre companies over many years including Shakespeare Royal Oak, the Detroit Public Theatre, and Village Players of Birmingham, as well as within educational theatre programs such as DramaKids of Oakland County and The Roeper School.
An alumna of the Shakespeare Royal Oak KidsAct! and Teen Ensemble programs herself, this will be her 18th year in the Park.