Kim Martin-Cotten (Assistant AD) sat down with Gayla Voss (Costume Shop Manager), Jenny Green (Assistant Costume Shop Manager) and Michele Richmond (Head Cutter) to talk about building the costumes for KCRep’s current production “Pride and Prejudice.” How many costumes did you build for this show ? Let’s see… 18... Read more
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy in “Billy Elliot.” Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, clickhere. By Ben Renfrow Tackling the role of Billy Elliot... Read more
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy Elliot in the “Angry Dance” number. Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. By Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst On September 30, 2008, Michael (Grayman-Parkhurst) and I saw the final, invited dress rehearsal of the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. (Invited dress rehearsals—when a director gives the go-ahead—have... Read more
Lauren Spencer and Walter Coppage, actors from KCRep’s current production of “Pride and Prejudice,” sat down with Kim Martin-Cotten (Assistant Artistic Director) to talk about stepping into this production. Kim Martin-Cotten: How is it to dive into a classic and find your way into what is both traditional and... Read more
“I cleaned my chandelier on the internet one night for two and a half hours….and that didn’t break it.”
What role is Jennifer Renfrow longing to play?
I think we all agree there is a problem. To fix the problem, it is going to take a culture shift and accountability, as well as an organization willing to oversee the change.
Pictured: Teddy Trice Jump inside the brains of Kansas City theater artists as we ask them 10 (or in this case, 8) questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What’s the one role/show you’ve always wanted to work on that you haven’t yet? There... Read more
For me, this show has to be approached almost like two separate shows. The burlesque scenes are one, and the story of Chauncey, Ned and the burlesque troupe are another.
I first encountered Douglas Carter Beane my junior year of college. I was disillusioned with school, unhappy with the direction my life was going, and certainly sick of the Ozarks.