On January 11, the Theatre Department and the K.C. Repertory Theater celebrated the legacy of Dr. Patricia McIlrath who became chair of the Department of Speech and Theater at KCU in 1954 and started the Missouri Repertory Theatre in 1964. The “Rep” is now the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and owes its legacy to McIlrath who created the new theatre by gathering a team of artists all personally invested in the work.
More than 125 faculty, students, staff and guests joined to hear stories about “Dr. Mac,” reminisce about the past, celebrate the present and dream about the future.
For two looks back at the theater in which Dr. Mac opened the Rep, go to: