Recipient, Arts Organization of the Year –Missouri Arts Council and the State of Missouri


Kansas City Public Theatre is a four-year-old professional theater company that has already made its mark through its mission of deploying Radical Hospitality to provide theater to every person: presenting all shows free of charge in a variety of accessible locations, performing plays both classic and contemporary that are topical and full of diverse actors and stories, hiring area playwrights for the Theatre Lab series of staged readings and small productions, and further building community through audience conversations and local partnerships.” -Missouri Arts Council

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What is Radical Hospitality?

Since our founding, our mission has been guided by Radical Hospitality, engaging and providing service to as many members of the Kansas City community as possible. When we see members of our community suffering and disadvantaged, we take it as our mission to remove the barriers which would otherwise prevent them from entering our doors. For too long, barriers of violence and injustice have prevented members of our Black community from entering so many doors. Kansas City Public Theatre stands in solidarity with those individuals who are fighting to demand justice and overcome the inequities that disadvantage Black lives in Kansas City and across the country. KCPublic will continue our work opening as many doors as possible to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in both our audiences and artists by producing free theatre work in all corners of Kansas City which reflects the diverse voices of our community.  Let your voice be heard. Be Radical.

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