Ile Haggins

Ile Haggins Staff Member Ile Haggins is a native of Ohio, where she earned her BA in theatre at Otterbein University. Ile began her professional career as a props mistress at The Country Dinner Playhouse and as a director of several children’s theatre productions at Players Theatre of Columbus. After moving to Kansas City in […]

Brian Cushenberry

Brian Cushenberry Treasurer Brian Cushenberry is a senior finance analyst in the U.S. Army.

Ratana Tshibanda

Ratana Tshibanda Board Member Ratana Tshibanda is a graduate of Western Illinois University, with a degree in business administration. Over 30 years of fashion industry experience as fashion event producer/director, regional director of fashion & special events for mercantile stores, fashion manager, wardrobe stylist, and visual merchandiser. LINKS Member.

Susan Kysela

Susan Kysela Board Member Retired analyst supervisor, managed document discovery production projects, Shook Hardy & Bacon. Volker Neighborhood Association president. Adult education and high school substitute Biology teacher, KCMO. Research technician, NIH. Masters, Zoology, U. of Maryland. Longtime friend of Harvey and Linda Williams and KCMPT!

Jim Weitzel

Jim Weitzel Board Member Born in Washington, D.C., Jim Weitzel holds a B.S. in Economics. He was an industrial management major at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and also holds a MBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan Business School Jim’s work experience includes being a senior assistant health […]

Lynn King

Lynn King Assistant Manager Lynn King is a native of Kansas City Kansas and has been performing for Kansas City Audiences for over 30 years. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and has regional and national credits in theatre, commercials, and film. During her career as a theatre […]

Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson Sound Designer Dennis Jackson is a Kansas City native. He has appeared, most recently, in August Wilson’s King Hedly and Two Trains Running and Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue, to name a few, all with KC Melting Pot Theater. He also crafted the sound designs for these productions. Thanks to director Ile Haggins, for the opportunity to craft the sound […]

Ebonee Grace W

Ebonee Grace W Administrative Assistant & Social Media Coordinator Ebonee is a KCMO native. She earned her Bachelor’s in Theatre with a focus in Acting from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She continues to study and work in administration since graduating in 2017. Ebonee has been a part of the KCMPT family since […]

Melonnie Walker

Melonnie Walker Director of Education and Community Outreach Melonnie joined KC Melting Pot Theatre in August 2020 as the inaugural Director of Education and Outreach. Walker has served as the Dramaturg in Residence at KCMPT since 2017. She is a nationally recognized dramaturg with research specialties in African American theater and performance of the work […]

Douglas Schroeder

Douglas Schroeder Technical Director Doug Schroeder has been the Technical Director of KC Melting Pot Theatre since September 2020. Schroeder is a Kansas native and received a B.F.A. in technical theater from Emporia State University. In addition to working as the technical director for KCMPT, Doug also is the production manager for the Kansas City Women’s […]