The faculty of UMKC Theatre work actively in professional theatre and mentor our students toward their own goals of working professionally as actors, designers, technicians and dramaturgs. Our program offers intensive hands-on experience in a teaching-hospital tradition, while at the same time fostering the analytical and contextual skills of a liberal arts education. Students gain practical experience in UMKC venues, on campus with Kansas City Repertory Theatre and on professional stages in the metropolitan area.  The whole of Greater Kansas City is our campus. Theatre is a passion. We seek it, train for it and embody it.

Proud member of the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA), the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).