For Immediate Release

We are deeply humbled and very excited to announce that Kansas City Public Theatre has been named Missouri’s “Arts Organization of the Year”.

Since 1983, the Missouri Arts Council and the State of Missouri have been honoring our state’s arts heroes – the people who make the arts happen. The annual Missouri Arts Awards celebrate people, organizations, and communities that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Honorees are selected by an independent panel in six categories: Arts Education, Arts Organization, Creative Community, Individual Artist, Leadership in the Arts, and Philanthropy.

We owe our success to the artists that work with us, our board members who guide us, and patrons who support us.

Thank you for highlighting our organization over the past 4 years!


Missouri Arts Awards 2022

About Kansas City Public Theatre
“KCPublic 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