In honor of Charles F. Stilwill, who dedicated his career as Managing and Artistic Director for Waterloo Community Playhouse/Black Hawk Children's Theatre. Chuck's vision, energy and perseverance helped insure the success of WCP/BHCT for nearly 45 years. Established at his retirement in 2014, an annual scholarship is awarded in Chuck's name to support an active WCP/BHCT volunteer. The scholarship is in the amount of $400.00     FOR DETAILS CLICK ON THE PDF TO THE RIGHT.

Upcoming Classes - Black Hawk Children's Theatre

Here are two of our upcoming Summer Classes!
Two more will be added when we can confirm the dates.


ATTENTION: Due to COVID protocols, our class size will be limited.
Please enroll early to ensure participation.


5 & 6 Year-Olds


June 17 - July 22 at 10:00-10:50 - Every Thursday only for six weeks

Where playtime and theatre meet! Kids get a chance to explore their creative spirits while improving  performance skills. 

Taught by Teaching Artist Sam Cota



7-10 Year-Olds

Wild Things: Wild Things, Gruffalos, and Umps! Explore the inner and outer life of things may go bump in the night!

One week - JUNE 14 - 18 - meets 11 am to noon daily.

An Intensive Summer camp Experience that encourages budding artists to play and act and explore through theatre games and creative drama activities.

Taught by Teaching Artist Dani Schmaltz


11-14 Year-Olds


Meets Mondays: July 5 - August 9 from 4:30-5:20 pm

Students learn the basics or refresh their improvisational skills through games and activities. This is a great experience for kids who want to find more freedom in all presentational skills as well as heighten awareness. 

Taught by Teaching Artist Kendra Gliem