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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.

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MeltingPot Theatre, PO Box 413867, Kansas City, MO 64141

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TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

I was blown away by the acting in Sunset Baby last night!  Really powerful! Diane Capps (patron)
A Raisin in the Sun was absolutely marvelous! The actors were phenomenal! And the set was amazing. I've enjoyed theater for many years now and one thing that I always pay close attention to are the sets. I love sets...I love to go see how the directors are going to 'set' the stage. Well, in my opinion, this was one of the best that I've seen in a long time. Perfect for the time and reminded me so much of the actual movie. I loved, enjoyed, was thrilled every minute. Congratulations on a very successful production with many more to follow. Barbara Jewell
It (Radio Golf) was one of the best productions I've seen from KCMPT. You and your team really nailed it. Congratulations Marilyn Monroe
There's this family atmosphere that Harvey and Linda create, and you know it's genuine.. along with the respect that they give to the actors and crew.. I literally have separation issues for awhile after a KC Melting Pot show that I'm in closes. Sherri Roulette-Mosley
I love speaking and acting, but never had the opportunity to show my speaking ability until I auditioned for a part in the play Rachel at KCMPT. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Ms. Nicole and KCMPT for believing in me and my talents, and I look forward to my next performance! Arianna Craig
I wanted to express my support for Nicole Hodges Persley's appointment as Artistic Director for KC Melting Pot Theatre. Nicole's experience, vision and commitment to the mission of KCMPT in this capacity will help expand the artistic direction and platform for amazing works of theatre in Kansas City. Leticia Zarate-Garcia, Board Member, KCMPT
Please visit our You Tube page to check out the past episodes of the “What’s Going On?” and “The Black Performance Project”
KCMPT Film, TV & New Media Division - Stay tuned into our IG, Twitter, and FB pages for two new web series from KCMPT. Project Onyx created by Nicole Hodges Persley and a new untitled series featuring hot new plays and performers from around the country starting soon.
Our Director of New Play Development is at it again! "This is another development event for local Black KC Playwrights". We bring you the concept of turning a normal stage reading into a “jam session” with audience involvement. We’ll cast it and have one table read. Then the following week we’ll open the doors for audience members and others and have a very interactive reading on the stage. The audience members will be able to ask questions between scenes, give feedback in real-time on the play, ask to hear a certain part again, etc. Also, the cast will be up on their feet and able to move around the stage with script in hand. A real jam session vibe! We’ll also assign a director each time to moderate the talkback and give actors line notes or instruction on playing with delivery or movement. The purpose behind it all is to allow a playwright to get immediate feedback on a play they just wrote and understand how an audience may react. Join us at Just Off Broadway! Space is limited and Masks and Social Distancing are required. This event will be held every 3 rd Tuesday of the month and FREE to attend (of course, you can always donate if you want).
KC MeltingPot Theatre
Baybra’s Tulips
September 17th - 25th, 2021
Click Here for Tickets & More
Baybra’s Tulips is a compelling family drama that pivots around Baybra, an African American man returning home after a 10-year stint in prison to live with his sister, Tellulah, and her born-again Christian husband Charles. Estranged from his daughter who was an infant when he was sentenced, Baybra struggles to reconnect with the world that seemingly left him behind. Faced with the reality of his present and the secrets of his sister’s past, Baybra reaches a crossroads where vengeance and the desire to build a new life crash head-on into the fate of the family.

WELCOME TO OUR THEATRE

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As a 501 (c)(3) your contributions help us continue the work we do on and off stage. For donation questions or to donate by phone, contact Linda Williams at 816-226-8087. You can also mail your donation to KC MeltingPot Theatre, PO Box 413867, Kansas City, MO 64141
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I wanted to express my support for Nicole Hodges Persley's appointment as Artistic Director for KC Melting Pot Theatre. Nicole's experience, vision and commitment to the mission of KCMPT in this capacity will help expand the artistic direction and platform for amazing works of theatre in Kansas City. Leticia Zarate-Garcia, Board Member, KCMPT
It (Radio Golf) was one of the best productions I've seen from KCMPT. You and your team really nailed it. Congratulations Marilyn Monroe
I love speaking and acting, but never had the opportunity to show my speaking ability until I auditioned for a part in the play Rachel at KCMPT. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Ms. Nicole and KCMPT for believing in me and my talents, and I look forward to my next performance! Arianna Craig
There's this family atmosphere that Harvey and Linda create, and you know it's genuine.. along with the respect that they give to the actors and crew.. I literally have separation issues for awhile after a KC Melting Pot show that I'm in closes. Sherri Roulette-Mosley
I was blown away by the acting in Sunset Baby last night!  Really powerful! Diane Capps (patron)

What’s Up Next?

Please visit our You Tube page to check out the past episodes of the “What’s Going On?” and “The Black Performance Project”
A Raisin in the Sun was absolutely marvelous! The actors were phenomenal! And the set was amazing. I've enjoyed theater for many years now and one thing that I always pay close attention to are the sets. I love sets...I love to go see how the directors are going to 'set' the stage. Well, in my opinion, this was one of the best that I've seen in a long time. Perfect for the time and reminded me so much of the actual movie. I loved, enjoyed, was thrilled every minute. Congratulations on a very successful production with many more to follow. Barbara Jewell
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.
Our Director of New Play Development is at it again!  "This is another development event for local Black KC Playwrights". We bring you the concept of turning a normal stage reading into a “jam session” with audience involvement. We’ll cast it and have one table read. Then the following week we’ll open the doors for audience members and others and have a very interactive reading on the stage. The audience members will be able to ask questions between scenes, give feedback in real-time on the play, ask to hear a certain part again, etc. Also, the cast will be up on their feet and able to move around the stage with script in hand. A real jam session vibe! We’ll also assign a director each time to moderate the talkback and give actors line notes or instruction on playing with delivery or movement.  The purpose behind it all is to allow a playwright to get immediate feedback on a play they just wrote and understand how an audience may react. Join us at Just Off Broadway! Space is limited and Masks and Social Distancing are required. This event will be held every 3rd Tuesday of the month and FREE to attend (of course, you can always donate if you want).   
KCMPT Film, TV & New Media Division - Stay tuned into our IG, Twitter, and FB pages for two new web series from KCMPT. Project Onyx created by Nicole Hodges Persley and a new untitled series featuring hot new plays and performers from around the country starting soon.
KC MeltingPot Theatre
Baybra’s Tulips
September 17th - 25th, 2021
Click Here for Tickets & More
Baybra’s Tulips is a compelling family drama that pivots around Baybra, an African American man returning home after a 10-year stint in prison to live with his sister, Tellulah, and her born-again Christian husband Charles. Estranged from his daughter who was an infant when he was sentenced, Baybra struggles to reconnect with the world that seemingly left him behind. Faced with the reality of his present and the secrets of his sister’s past, Baybra reaches a crossroads where vengeance and the desire to build a new life crash head-on into the fate of the family.