Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Have you visited the Visit KC website yet? It is a great guide to activities and general information about the Kansas City area. This theatre is just one of the gems you will find there.

Per the Kansas City Repertory Theatre website:

“Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at UMKC, continues its five-decades long tradition of producing works which are compelling, passionate and imaginative.

The Rep was founded in 1964 by Dr. Patricia McIlrath, a tireless crusader for excellent theatre. Her vision was to establish a training program where theatre students could work side by side with professional actors, designers and directors. Within a few years of its founding, the Rep became affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association and formally took the name Missouri Repertory Theatre.

James Costin also played a vital role in the growth and success of the theatre and served as its longtime administrator from its founding until his retirement in 2000. George Keathley was appointed artistic director after Dr. McIlrath’s retirement in 1985 and served until 2000. That same year, Peter Altman joined the Rep as producing artistic director and he served for seven years. Eric Rosen was appointed artistic director in November 2007 and 2008-09 was his inaugural season.”

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