Fall in love with the performing arts again and again!

Kelcey Anyá
Performing Arts Academy

The ultimate virtual introduction to acting, writing and music production.

Kelcey Anyá Performing Arts Academy Virtual Summer Summit:

KAPAA’s Virtual Summer Summit is uniquely positioned to provide an exploration of the performing arts for youth ages 10 to 17 in the comfort of their own space. With a focus on writing, acting and music production, KAPAA provides participants with the tools needed to begin exploring the nuances and inner workings of theatrical technique, poetry, playwriting and musical production.
Students will walk away from our Virtual Summer Summit with tangible musical and written pieces to add to their portfolios as well as theatrical tools to add to their toolbox as they prepare for the upcoming audition season.
Students will also walk away with mentors and friends that’ll last a lifetime!


Devin E. Kessler

An award winning actress from Bethesda, Maryland currently based in New York City. Devin is graduate of both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. Devin has been seen in production on regional and off Broadway stages. Her credits include “Mirror Mirror” (Williamstown Theatre Festival), “Aida” (Axelrod Theatre) and “Our Town” (Triad Stage). She will be attending NYU’s Graduate Acting program to receive her MFA in acting Fall 2020.

Kelcey Anyá

A multi-disciplinary performing artist hailing from the bayous of South Louisiana. She began her performance career at the tender age of 2 years old where she began dancing and fell in love with all things performance. Her passion grew when acting and singing entered the picture. A few of her favorite credits include The Stories of Scheherazade (2008), Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery (2013), The Color Purple (2014), and Same Blood (2018). In April of 2019, Kelcey Anyá wrote, produced and performed her first solo show Out of the Box, followed by choreographing the regional premiere of A Hard Knock Life: A dance adaptation of Annie with Cincinnati Black Theatre Company in June, culminating with receiving her Master’s of Arts in Theatre, Performance and Practice with certificates in both teaching and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies from Miami University (Oxford, Oh) that following August. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City where she is pursuing her passion for making the performing arts more accessible to Black and Brown youth.

Aaron “Birdie” Jackson

An entertainer, designer, song writer and entrepreneur from Houma, Louisiana. He is a self-taught music engineer and producer with a passion for empowering youth and entrepreneurs. He is also the Founder and Creative Director Anyá Antionette House of Fashion. Birdie began creating and producing his own music right out of high school due to the lack of access to institutional education in his areas of interests. He is dedicated to his craft with 3 albums entitled Brooklyn 2 Houma (2015), Legal Distribution (2016) and Money Hungry (2019) available on Spotify and iTunes. He is presently working on his fourth album dropping in late 2020. Birdie’s music can also be found in two films “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” (2015) directed by former NBA player Baron Davis and “It Takes a Good Man to Raise One” (2013) directed by Daniel Harper.

July 7-August 14

What Kelcey Anyá Performing Arts Academy Virtual Summer Summit Offers:

Writing Intensive
Lead by playwright and founder, Kelcey Anyá, the writing intensive provides an introduction to spoken word poetry and playwriting focusing on monologues. Participants will receive the building blocks necessary to begin or continue building their portfolios. The writing intensive will conclude with an original spoken word poem with the option of converting to a song as well as an original monologue to be performed by another participant.
Acting Intensive
Lead by award winning actress Devin E. Kessler, the acting intensive provides an introduction to the fundamental techniques of acting including Stanoslovsky and Meisner methods. Participants will begin exploring character development and script analysis through monologue and scene study. The acting intensive will conclude with participants analyzing and performing the works of another participant.
Music Intensive
Lead by music producer and engineer Aaron “Birdie” Jackson, the music intensive provides an introduction to musical production through the creation of beats and electronic mixing. Participants will get an introduction to the inner workings of various music styles including pop, rock, hip hop and rap. They will also explore how to begin creating and mixing their own music as well as structure and flow in the song-writing process. The music intensive will conclude with participants layering their original written work to music.



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