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

Almost Maine

By John Cariani
March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.
March 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.


Monday, January 25 
KCKCC Performing Arts Center Theater


Please prepare a one-minute humorous monologue or we will provide one for you!

9 scenes; 18 actors M/F

Scenes are not interconnected so rehearsals will not be as time consuming as they generally are. Until the last two weeks, actors will probably only rehearse once a week with the director and their scene partner.

Rehearsals begin February 1, 2016

The Original Student One-Act Play Festival

April 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
April 17 at 2:30 p.m.

 Always fresh and new as today’s headlines, the Festival provides opportunities for our talented student playwrights, directors, actors and designers to produce their own works.

Student Dance Concert

May 8-9 at 7:30 p.m.
Here the spotlight is on our choreography created by our professional instructors and students alike highlighted by our wonderfully talented student dancers.

Upcoming Shows

Contact Information

Dr. Charles Leader
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