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Derek is a Kansas City local and the Technical Director of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Benedictine College. Past productions include Gremlins, Ghostbusters (Stuffed Buffalo), The Hairy Ape and, Buck Hoss (Relevance Productions), Lee & Austin in True West (Card Table Theatre), The Cherry Orchard and Fiddler on the Roof (Benedictine College), and The Pillowman (Three Leaches, Denver). Derek is also a playwright. You may have seen his original plays “The Islander and Stagehands”, The Musical in the KC Fringe festival. Keep an eye out for his next project, the premiere of his new play “Lookin' for a Fight” at the 2017 KC Fringe festival."
Ghostbusters (Stuffed Buffalo)
The Hairy Ape
KC MELTINGPOT THEATRE, is a venture to provide a platform for the expression of theatre and arts in Kansas City and its outlying areas. Our pursuit is to produce or assist in producing original works by local writers utilizing local talent, representative of the rich and varied ethnic and life communities in the metropolitan and suburban areas of greater Kansas City.
Since inception we have produced the works of 6 local playwrights, 4 of which were female writers. We've employed 34 local actors and 15 local crew members.
We are dedicated to being a worthy addition to our city's vibrant arts community. Our KC Meltingpot Theatre represents the blending of individual endeavors for the enrichment of us all. KC MeltingPot is the Anchor company at Just Off Broadway Theatre. All performances are held on the KEAIRNES Stage at Just Off Broadway Theatre
This is Emmy’s debut to the Just Off Broadway Theatre stage. Recently she played Beatrice in Project Shakespeare KC's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Arts Asylum. As a recent graduate from the The university of Central Missouri, Panzica's credits include Vanya and Sonia
and Masha and Spike, Under Milk Wood, Taming of the Shrew, Blue Window, and more. Emmy also participates in local film work, most recently featured in Kansas City's Panic Fest 2017 in the short film "Comb". She would like to thank her family, friends, and fiancé for all of their love and support.
Much Ado About Nothing
Under Milk Wood
Kevin has been part of the KC acting community since the early 1980s. He has performed in plays produced for theatre companies throughout the area including The MET, New Theatre Restaurant and Spinning Tree Theatre. His favorite roles are Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Abraham Lincoln in Starring Abe Lincoln and the Librarian in the one-person show “Underneath the Lintel,” which he performed at the 2013 KC Fringe Festival. Kevin has also appeared in numerous commercials, industrial films, television and feature films. When not performing, you can find Kevin volunteering for the Union Cemetery Historical Society where he is board president.
In May, Kevin and his wife Linda, a freelance writer, celebrated their 39th anniversary. Their son Colin has graduated with his MFA in acting from the E-15 acting school, part of the University of Essex in England.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Starring Abe Lincoln
Underneath the Lintel
I am happy to be a part of The Ironing Man – new works are always very special to me. Previous KC credits include Fahrenheit 451, Kindertransport, and Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (The White Theatre,) “Boxes and Ashes” and “John & Leslie are in the Copy Room Again” (both with 2016 Fringe Festival), On Shoulders Now (KCMPT); “Jesus on Toast” (KC Fringe Fest 2015); August: Osage County (The Barn Players); The Weir (Martin Tanner Productions.) Regional credits: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena), the world premiere of Teshuvah (Klara), among others. I am grateful for the support of my family – both near and far.
Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
Granvile is a local actor who has performed in many theatre venues in and around the greater Kansas City metropolitan area including Lawrence and Topeka Kansas. His most recent stage performances were with the Kansas City Actors Theatre ’s production of I’m Not Rappaport and the Westport Center for the Arts production of Goat Song, MET’s production of August Wilson’s Jitney, KCMPT’s productions of Old School and Echoes of Octavia by Harvey Williams and Michelle T. Johnson respectively. He also lent his talents to a new play by Keon Jackson, Gumbo House. Granvile serves on the board of The Traditional Music Society and is a co-founder of the M C Players Theatrical Company. A graduate of Park College, his resume includes movies, two of which were recently released, Destination, Planet Negro and Jayhawkers, commercials, and voice-overs. He is grateful and excited to be back at Just Off Broadway.
I’m not Rappaport
Warren is currently an assistant house manager for Kansas City Repertory Theatre, a designer for KCMPT and technical director for Just Off Broadway Theatre. He has designed the lighting or sets for over 175 productions. In the last 4 years, under the banner of Phoenix KC Theatre, he has designed or directed the Kansas City Premieres of nearly 20 new plays – over half of them being world premieres – including directing Bernice At Bay/The Butterfly Effect, Gidions Knot, and “Sue Aside…” (KC Fringe Festival), Waiting To Be Invited and The Taste Test (co-productions with KC MeltingPot). Later this year he will direct Caution! This Play Will Kill You! For the KC Fringe Festival
Troy Cox is excited to join KC MeltingPot as Assistant Stage Manager for this production. Troy recently returned to Kansas City from Los Angeles after traveling and seeing the country and the World. He is a meditation enthusiast, Yoga instructor and has a published book 'The Why of Yoga', as well as being an actor and stage manager. Troy has acted since he was 12 in commercials, T.V., film, and stage as well as being a trained professional Stage Manager. He looks forward to meeting the wonderful community that brings this season to life.