KCMPT creates thought provoking, professional productions that reveal the rich contributions that African Americans have made to the theatrical tradition in the United States.
As the premier African American theater company in Kansas City, our primary goal is to explore theatrical works, old and new, that feature complex stories of African American life as a lens through which we realize our shared humanity. We seek to build coalitions and partnerships across the diversity spectrum that can create bridges that facilitate opportunities to understand and celebrate our similarities and our differences.
To create a public sphere where the theatrical contributions of emerging and established African Americans playwrights can be shared in an enriching community environment.
To make diverse, equitable, and inclusive theater experiences that teach, critique, and model a better America.To continue to identify, train, and incubate performing artists, directors, and technicians from historically underserved communities by offering opportunities to work in professional theater.
To partner and collaborate with intersectional artists across the diversity spectrum who create work that is dedicated to social change.
Pete Browne & Julie Walker Browne
Brian & Karen Cushenberry
Ted Garcia & Leticia-Zarate Garcia
Sarah & Jim Weitzel
Bill & Antoinette Madeira
Ruthe & Galen Workcuff
Linda and Peter Levin
Don & Pat Dagenais
Sherri & Jesse Mosley
John and Fiona Schaeffer
Lynette Sparkman Barnes and Steven Barnes