KC Rep Receives Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Matching Grant

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KC Rep) today announced a $200,000 matching challenge grant from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation to support expanded programming and activities during KC Rep's 50th Anniversary. KC Rep has until December 31, 2014 to match the $200,000 challenge grant with additional community support.

KC Rep's Executive Director Angela Gieras stated, "As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, this matching challenge grant from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation is a great testament of faith and commitment to our work." She continued, "It is our hope that our community of subscribers, patrons and volunteers would be inspired by this challenge and demonstrate their faith and belief in the work of KC Rep as well."

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Kansas City Repertory Theatre is one of the nation's oldest and most respected regional theaters. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and the Toronto Sun, the Rep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. Kansas City Rep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen, Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras and Producing Director Jerry Genochio.

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