KCKCC Theatre Department

The theatre program helps students with a general interest in theatre to interact with people in the working world. Theatre majors should plan their program with the requirements of their selected four-year college in mind

Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. Students may apply directly to the department for a scholarship.

Director's Statement

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Department of Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

We offer both an Associate of Arts Degree in Acting and an Associate of General Studies in Theatre Technology and Design.

Our exciting, new program is noted for its professional atmosphere, its comprehensive nature, and its close faculty/student working relationship. In the department you'll have the benefits of a small, close-knit program within the environment of a comprehensive, urban community college with courses taught by some of the best professional actors, designers, and technicians in the Kansas City area.

Theatre students are most likely to succeed when they understand completely the theoretical, historical, and practical elements of the theatre. 


Charles Leader- Resident Director, Program Coordinator, Theatre Performance
Gary Mosby - Resident Scenic designer and Technical Director, Theatre Technology
Ian Corbett - Coordinator of Audio Engineering, and sound consultant
Lenora Remmert - Resident Musical Director
Michael Joy - Resident Choreographer
Paula Lang - Resident Choreographer
Wendy Scott - Resident Properties Designer Master Scenic Artist
Kris Kirkwood - Resident Projections Designer
Gretchen Halle - Resident Costume Designer; Adjunct Instructor in Costume Construction, Stage Makeup, and Stage Movement
Art Kent - Adjunct Instructor - Lighting and Staging; Lighting Designer
Bethany Kolman - Part-time PAC Technician
Mark Slimm - Part-time PAC Technician

Upcoming Productions

Night Watch

March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
March 4 at 2:30 pm
By Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Charles Leader

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler believes she sees a murder being committed. Or does she? The police find nothing. Her husband feels she may need to be committed for treatment. He hires a nurse to watch her. And then – she sees a second murder! Who will you believe? Come find out as this spine-tingling thriller twists and weaves its way to its surprising finish!

One Act Play Festival

April 19 - 22, 2018

Once again, the KCKCC Drama Club is sponsoring the Student One-Act Play Festival.

Any full or part-time student at KCKCC may submit a play script for judging. There is no limit to the number of submissions an applicant may make, but only one play per playwright will be produced. KCKCC Drama Club officers may submit play scripts if they disqualify themselves from the selection process.

More information about the festival.


$7.00 for Adults
$5.00 for non-KCKCC students and children
Free for all KCKCC Students, Staff and Faculty

Call 913-288-7106 for information and reservations
Group Rates Available

Upcoming Shows

Contact Information

Dr. Charles Leader

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