Jim Barcus, “KC Studio” staff photographer, is a 1995 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and has been photographing professionally for 20 years. His work is available through jimbarcusphoto.com.
So here’s a question: What does a theater company do during a pandemic? Some produce “virtual” shows. Others stage outdoor productions. One thing they don’t do is stage plays and musicals for full houses. In the case of Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, artistic director and co-founder Karen Paisley decided it was an ideal time to renovate.
Behind the shiny corporate façade of Town Pavilion in downtown KC, a warren of former office spaces six floors above street level offers a round-the-clock creative home to 32 artists. Ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, painters, poets, musicians, performance artists and dancers experiment, interact and rehearse as part of the Charlotte […]