The Session Production Team

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Lewis Morrow
Lewis Morrow is an actor/playwright from Kansas City, KS who also serves as the Director of New Play Development at KC Melting Pot. He has been on stage here at KCMPT in shows such as 2121, Sunset Baby, Radio Golf, King Hedley II, Baybra’s Tulips, Begetters, Mother/son, The Piano Lesso, and most recently Is God Is. Additionally, his plays have been produced or developed in North Carolina, Michigan, Las Vegas, Texas, and shows in 2022 in Indiana and Kentucky. He most recently published a book titled “Black Matters: Lewis Morrow Plays” which features his trilogy of plays centered around family. This is Lewis’ directorial debut.
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Stage Manager
Ebonee Grace
Ebonee was born and raised in KCMO and earned her BA in Theatre from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She has appeared in Chicken & Biscuits (BRTKC), Fariview (KCMPT), Secrets & Lies (KCMPT), Pass Over (OCTA), 2121 (KCMPT), and the stage readings of Pass Over, Flo, and The Journey (WCA). When not performing, Ebonee works on crew for shows with her last being the Stage Manager for Thoughts of a Colored Man (BRTKC). She joined the family in 2015 and still works as the Administrative Assistant for KCMPT and Just Off Broadway Theatre which she’s held since 2017. Ebonee also became the Social Media Coordinator in 2023.
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Assistant Stage Manager
Muriira “Mo” Mbogori
Muriira “Mo” Mbogori has been involved in the KC area’s theatre scene since the fall of 2021. His past roles include The Full Monty, as part of the ensemble; Pass Over, as the lead character Moses; The Color Purple, as Adam and part of the ensemble; and That Day in Tucson, as part of the ensemble. He would like to thank his friends and family for all their support! This is Mo’s KCMPT debut.
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Set & Light Designer
Warren Deckert
Warren's 50+ years of theatre experience includes being the Artistic/Technical Director for Great Bend Community Theatre, Technical Director/Designer for the Bethel College Drama Department and union membership in I.A.T.S.E., Local 190, Wichita, KS. He has directed or designed over 225 plays, musicals and operas. Highlights include Road to Yonder (Dallas Theatre Center), Man of La Mancha, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Pirates of Penzance (Bethel College), Bernice at Bay/The Butterfly Effect, Gidion's Knot, Any Questions? (KC Fringe Festival), The Taste Test, For Colored Girls... (KC Melting Pot Theatre). He is an assistant house manager/volunteer coordinator at KC Repertory Theatre and a technical director/board member for Just Off Broadway Theatre.
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Sound Designer
Dennis Jackson
Dennis Jackson is a Kansas City native. He has learned the craft of live theater by working with some of the best actors and directors in K.C. He most recently appeared in “Thoughts of a Colored Man.” He has appeared in local productions of “Like Six O’Clock,” “Dying To Party,” “Piano Lesson,” “Two Trains Running”, “King Hedly”, “Barbecue,” and “A Raisin In The Sun” just to name a few. Dennis is also passionate about sound design, having often supported the very productions, in which he appears. He has also designed sound for “Skeleton Crew,” “Is God Is,” “Fairview,” “Black Man, Mo.” and “The Amen Corner.” Thanks to director Lewis Morrow for the opportunity to craft the sound design for this production. Special thanks to Harvey and Linda Williams.
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Melonnie Walker
Melonnie Walker is a theatre historian, educator, and alum of UMKC’s Master of Arts program in Theatre History.  She is the Associate Artistic Director for KC Melting Pot Theatre and has served as the resident research and production dramaturg for five seasons so far.  She is an advisory board member of the August Wilson Society and Regional VP for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Melonnie is grateful for her theatre family here at KCMPT and she is inspired to do the work that preserves and uplifts black theatre history for future generations.
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Molly Reilly
Molly Reilly is very excited to be costuming for the KC Melting Pot Theater for the first time, and for her second professional costume design job! Her previous credit is costume designer for "Little Shop of Horrors" at Theater in the Park. She is grateful to her family for their support, her dog Toby for his company, and her roommates for reminding her to eat and sleep.