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.

Directors 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. 

Upcoming Productions

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Written By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Charles Leader

Get your deerstalker cap on-the play's afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.


$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 Productions

2017 Student One-Act Play Festival

The Door by Tabitha Lynn Nitzschke

Directed by Brett Culbert

The Boxer by Anthony Raby

Directed by Gary Enriques Bradley Lopez

Xenophobia by Rose Vang

Directed by Bridget McKenzie


Auditions are on February 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m at the KCKCC Performing Arts Center. Please prepare a one minute monologue. Callbacks are on February 23. All are welcome to audition. Call 913-288-7106 for further information. Scripts available for reading at KCKCC Drama Club Facebook page.

Read more about the 2016-2017 Theatre production season

Upcoming Shows

Contact Information
Dr. Charles Leader

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