Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is an esteemed group of theatre professionals who are called on for artistic and managerial guidance. They range from a Tony Award winner to a Master of the British Empire, spanning the globe from Kansas City to New York City to London.

Rob Ashford

Emmy & Tony Award-winner
Director & Choreographer
New York, NY

J. Kent Barnhart

Executive Director
Quality Hill Playhouse
Kansas City, MO

Beverly Edwards

General Manager
Stephen Ward Productions Ltd.
London, England

Miriam Feinstein

Artist & Writer
Cincinnati, OH

Kristen Harris

Production Stage Manager
New York, NY

Devin Keudell

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals
New York, NY

Stephanie Klapper

Casting Director
Stephanie Klapper Casting
New York, NY

Michael John LaChiusa

Emmy Award winner
Tony Award nominee
Composer, Lyricist, Librettist
New York, NY

Emily Mann

Artistic Director
Resident Playwright
McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton, NJ

Marilyn Strauss

Tony Award-winning producer

Founder, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival


Shirley Marley

Miller-Marley School of Dance
Overland Park, KS

Anthony van Laast MBE*

*Master of the British Empire
Film, West End, Broadway
London, England

Jeff Church

Artistic Director
The Coterie Theatre
Kansas City, MO

Robert Hingula

Kansas City, MO