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!


December 6 at 2 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Theater

Please prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue from a contemporary play. There is a sign-up sheet on the Call Board outside the Theater door if you wish to reserve a specific time.

Callbacks will be on Thursday, December 7.
Rehearsals begin January 16, 2018
Performances are March 1-4, 2018

Cast of Character

Female roles:

Elaine Wheeler – Protagonist, 20-30s, Aristocratic with big eyes, an eager smile and an air of insecurity; emotionally unstable, feels betrayed
Blanche Cooke – Elaine’s best friend, 20-30s, nurse, efficient, tailored
Helga – The Wheeler’s German maid, 30-50s, suspicious; needs accent
Curtis Appleby – Busybody neighbor, 50’s-60s, amateur sleuth
Dr. Tracey Lake – Noted psychologist, 30’s-50s, professional

Male roles:
John Wheeler
– Elaine’s husband, 30-40’s, Handsome and rugged. A stocks and bonds broker, all business
Lt. Walker – Homicide detective, 30-40’s, has no time for crazy women
Vanelli – Young 20’s, Italian Brooklyn patrolman, has an eye for art
Sam Hoke – Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business

Two swing actors – one male, one female, to serve as understudies and asst. stage managers

Director's note on character ages. These are descriptions from the script. I am not looking for actors who are these ages. I am looking for actors who can act these ages.

$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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