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Form Follows Function

Theatrical Designers are charged with the responsibility of transforming dramatic literature into three-dimensional existence. Through scenic design, costume design, and lighting design, the tone and aesthetic atmosphere is invented, so the actors can bring the content to life. The UMKC Theatre graduate students come out from behind the scenes to showcase their talent in an exhibition titled Form Follows Function.

UMKC Theatre has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top graduate theatre training programs in the country. For 34 years, the theatre department has trained and developed some of the finest theatre artisans working in the industry today.

About UMKC Theatre

From its humble beginnings in 1964 as an offshoot of the Speech department, UMKC Theatre has grown and expanded to include a well-respected, world-renowned faculty who continue as working theatre professionals. In addition, students are mentored by other famed theatre artists who act as visiting professors.

UMKC Theatre not only trains a select group of highly talented actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, and dramaturges for careers in the performing arts, but they also produce numerous plays each season, a valued benefit to Kansas City residents.

Dynamic co-productions with local professional theatres provide a sense of the real world for students and even more enriching experiences for Kansas City theatre-lovers.

Graduates from UMKC Theatre program are invited to the most prestigious New York and LA showcases and auditions to exhibit their exemplary work and have the opportunity of securing positions with national and international companies. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and is a member of the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).

 For more information contact: 
Lindsay W. Davis, Chair of Design and Technology, UMKC Theatre, (816) 569 2864

Earlier Event: September 8
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