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Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater
Biography of Henry C. Haskell (1902-1981), Editor and Author
Biography of Robin Humphrey (1922-1998), Actress and Director
Actress Carol Pfauder in Our Town
Actress Carol Pfauder playing the role of "Emily" in the Missouri Repertory Theater production of Our Town.
He Did Theater Well
An interview with retiring Missouri Repertory Theater artistic director George Keathley.
The Theater: Updating Kansas City
Article about "the recent development and growth of the Missouri Repertory Theatre," founded in 1964 by Patricia McIlrath, head of the UMKC Drama Department."
April 17, 2005
Article about the 2005-2006 season of the Kansas City Repertory also contains material about its artistic director, Peter Altman and the company's past performances.
Ex-Rep Director Dies
September 13, 2010
Article about the death of George Keathley who was the "former artistic director of the company now known as Kansas City Repertory Theatre." He died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 12, 2010.
One Great Rep
Article about the efforts of the Missouri Repertory Theater to remain successful in the 1990s and continue touring with innovative shows.
Theater--MRT: Is the Best Yet to Come?
Article about the productions and degree of success of the Missouri Repertory Theater and its director, Patricia McIlrath, in Kansas City.
A Dramatic Gamble: The Missouri Rep Is Betting It All on "Nicholas Nickleby"
Article about the risky production of the play version of "Nicholas Nickleby" by the Missouri Repertory Theater.
A Computer in the Cast
Article examining the computerized effects for the Missouri Repertory Theater behind the curtains.
Former Financial Chief of Missouri Repertory Dies
January 27, 2005
Article notes the death of James D. Costin, former executive director of the Missouri Repertory Theatre. He had helped to establish the company in 1964. He died January 25, 2005, in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Theater: Road to Success Long for Hometown Actress
Biographical article about Carol Mabbott, "a 26-year-old native Kansas Citian" actress, singer and dancer "return[ing] here this summer from Minneapolis to work in the MRT [Missouri Repertory Theater]...
Our Lady of the Rep
Biographical article about Patricia McIlrath, founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater about 1964, coming to the University of Missouri-Kansas City at the age of 37 in 1954 and retiring in 1985 "after...
KC Haunts: Never Say Die
Buildings supposedly haunted by ghosts.
March 16, 2002
Column features director of the Missouri Repertory Theatre, Peter Altman. Includes biographical information as well as a picture of him. "Building on a 38-year tradition, the Missouri Rep achieved a record...
Dory DeAngelo Papers Finding Aid
Dory DeAngelo is a local author, historian, researcher, and longtime resident of Kansas City's Old Northeast neighborhood. She has written numerous books and articles about Kansas City history and has...
Playwright, Director Hired to Lead KC Rep
November 7, 2007
Eric Rosen, a 37-year-old, nationally known award-winning director and playwright will be the fourth artistic director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He will be the youngest director in the theater's...
Theater Council: Nostrum for a Headless Chicken
Essay proposing the formation of a "Greater Kansas City Theater Council" for organization of the productions at local live theaters such as the Resident Theater (formerly on Linwood Boulevard), the Circle...
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