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Karamu Arts Classes


To Audition for the 2024 Summer Arts Intensive click HERE to fill out the audition form. 30 slots available – students must audition for the program before enrollment.

Audition: June 1 – 11:00am – 2:00pm

Karamu House Presents,  The Boy Who Kissed the Sky!  Written By: Idris Goodwin. 

This summer’s 4-week arts intensive program will focus on building vocal, dance, and drama strengths in your youth from June 17th – July 14th
This program is audition-only. If you did not receive a direct link to register on coursestorm, please contact Maya Nicholson, Arts Education Manager, at micholson@karamuhouse.org or 216-795-7070 ext 228. 
Karamu will be extending auditions through June 8, 2024. We are ONLY accepting video submissions. Please send all video submissions to micholson@karamuhouse.org.
What to record: (All three components are needed)
Drama – Monologue or poem (no longer than 2 min.)
Music – Favorite song or nursery rhyme
Dance – Freestyle to Freedom by John Batiste

UPSTAGE is a FREE program that aims to provide students entering grades 8-12 in the Fall of 2024, with free training, exposure, networking, and mentorship opportunities through technical theatre.

This is open to ALL STUDENTS, especially in the Cleveland and Fairfax neighborhoods. Students will have hands-on experience learning and working in varied technical disciplines such as:

Costume Design

Set Painting and Construction

Stage Management

Props Management


Program Dates:  June 17 – August 11, 2024 | 9:00 am- 3:30 pm

Production Dates: 

August 9, 2024 @ 7:30 pm | August 10, 2024 @ 2:30 pm

August 10, 2024 @ 7:30 pm | August 11, 2024 @ 2:30 pm

Click Here to Sign Up!


Karamu Education

Karamu House offers a variety of arts education programming in facilitated and on-demand virtual course offerings. Course offerings include voice, drama, dance, and more. Additionally, Karamu offers online corporate training programs for diversity, racial and equity inclusion programming.. 

For decades, Karamu House has created long-lasted partnerships with local school districts from around the Northeast Ohio area to enhance the schools’ arts programming—through field trips to workshops to customized arts education programs.

Karamu House also partners with other arts schools – including private dance academies and schools of music – to create unique partnerships that enhance Karamu’s mission to […]provide arts education, and present programs for all people while honoring the African American experience.

Karamu Arts Academy

Karamu house has been serving the community for over 100 years! Today, karamu’s mission is to produce professional theatre, provide arts education, and present programs for all people while honoring the african american experience.

Hosted on Tuesdays and Thursday schools and organizations receive a tour and workshop on the history of Karamu.

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Regardless of age, we welcome you to join us for arts education classes that are available for students (Pre-K to 12th grade) to lifelong learners. From dancing to acting to singing to filmmaking to costume design, Karamu Arts Academy has something for everyone.


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