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 the mid 80’s Ile became frustrated with
the limited opportunities for black artist in the professional theatre community; so, she turned to community and avant-garde theatres throughout the city. Over the years Ile has performed in, written,
produced and directed (which is where her true passion lies) numerous productions. Ile is excited by the growing diversity in KC’s theatre scene and is delighted to have worked with many talented artists through
Whim Productions, KC Fringe Festival, The Barn Players, and The Melting Pot Theatre.

Ile also holds a master’s in social work and when not in a theatre she can be found at the UMKC School of Social Work where she is an associate professor. She is grateful to friends and family for a lifetime of love and support. And can’t wait to introduce her adorable, brilliant grandson Elijah to the stage!