This scholarship was established to honor Christine Schaefer, founder and director of KidsPlay, Inc. Chris has dedicated countless hours fostering the passion to act among hundreds of young people who have studied under her extraordinary guidance.
The mission of KidsPlay is to nurture self-confidence, cooperation, and responsibility in children by providing a quality, community theatre experience, focusing on small-cast productions with attention to dramatic skills and theatre arts.
KidsPlay, Inc. is a nonprofit, all-volunteer children’s theatre group located in Greenfield, Indiana. They present two shows a year featuring children in the third through eighth grades from Hancock and the surrounding counties.
The KidsPlay Dungeon is located in the basement of the Memorial Building at 98 East North Street, Greenfield. Their performance location is just a block west of the Memorial Building at the Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 West Main.
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, be KidsPlay, Inc. alumni with at least two years of participation in KidsPlay, Inc. programs, and be planning to pursue a theatrical degree in performance and/or education. See the current HCCF Scholarship Guidebook on this website for a complete list of requirements.