KC MELTINGPOT THEATRE, is a venture to provide a platform for the expression of theatre and arts in Kansas City and its outlying areas. Our pursuit is to produce or assist in producing original works by local writers utilizing local talent, representative of the rich and varied ethnic and life communities in the metropolitan and suburban areas of greater Kansas City.
Since inception we have produced the works of 6 local playwrights, 4 of which were female writers. We've employed 34 local actors and 15 local crew members.
We are dedicated to being a worthy addition to our city's vibrant arts community. Our KC Meltingpot Theatre represents the blending of individual endeavors for the enrichment of us all. KC MeltingPot is the Anchor company at Just Off Broadway Theatre. All performances are held on the KEAIRNES Stage at Just Off Broadway Theatre
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February 16th & 23rd 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$100 (covers both sessions)
Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley
Department of Theatre - Director of Graduate Studies, University of Kansas
This course will challenge actors to synthesize their voice and body to perform characters. This intensive course exposes the actor to intermediate and advanced strategies of performance they will quickly learn, retain and apply to monologues and scenes. While gaining confidence and fluency in performance practices, it will allow them to not only strengthen their acting foundations, but to confidently improvise so that they translate those skills to the different nuances of theater, film and television work.
By Harvey Williams
KC MeltingPot Production
Nicole Hodges Persley is an actress, director, writer and producer. She teaches courses on Acting, African American theater history, improvisation, devised theater practice, race and performance and transnationalism. She holds an MA in African American Studies and Theater from UCLA and a PHD in American Studies and Ethnicity from The University of Southern California. She is a graduate of Spelman College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her recent research interests include African American theater, transnational performance, Hip-Hop studies, improvisation and racial performativity, critical race theory and American popular culture. Dr. Hodges Persley is an active member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Studies Association (ASA) and American Society for Theatre Research(ASTR). She serves as the member-at -large of the Black Theatre Association and was the first African American chair of the American Studies Association’s Women’s Committee from 2013-2014. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and is an AEA and eligible performer.