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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
DENNIS (DENNY) DEY, Since 1970, Denny has been involved in all aspects of the performing arts and enjoys writing with a youthful vigor and seasoned understanding of the amazing world actors present to us in varied formats!
He writes screenplays and plays for actors in search of their audience in the metro performing arts arena. He also creates film and theater designed to place talented actors in front of audiences in search of new and original ideas.
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 a yoga and teacher and author of ‘The Why of Yoga’ as well as being an actor and stage manager. Troy has been acting on stage since he was 12 and has appeared in commercials, T.V., and film. He has performed in Japan, California, the Mid-West and Florida. He played Oberon in Mid Summers Night Dream; Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet; and Richard in The Lion in Winter. This is Troy’s second KCMPT production. He is proud to help bring this production to life and looks forward to meeting more of the KC theatre community.
Seth is a 15 year old local actor from Blue Springs who has been involved in a few local, and school plays such as 13 The Musical, and Bingo on the Boulevard. He is also on the Blue Springs south varsity forensics team. He loves the theatre because it is fun and he enjoys seeing the audience reaction to his hard work. This is his first KCMPT show and he hopes to be involved in numerous others throughout his acting career. He loves the exposure, the confidence it gives him, and the fact that he gets to do it all with such an amazing group of actors.
13 the Musical
Bingo on the Boulevard
Do honor and duty trump circumstance?
Johnson Lee, aka “The Ironing Man” makes a living ironing clothes for the residents of his apartment building and nearby locations. He’s considered saint-like by those who know him. His vice...too much daytime television.
An unannounced visit from a stranger stirs memories from Lee’s past and causes both men to reflect on how their sense of duty and honor have led them to be in the same room today. How will circumstance affect their futures?