Two Trains Running Production Team
Melonnie Walker is a theatre historian, educator, and alum of UMKC’s Master of Arts program in Theatre History. She is the Director of Education and Community Outreach for KC Melting Pot Theatre and has served as the resident research and production dramaturg for three seasons. 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.
Stage ManagerLynn King
Lynn King is a Kansas City native, received her MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has regional and national credits in theatre, commercials, and film. Lynn is one of the original members of the KC Melting Pot Theatre’s core of actors, appearing in their first production of "Old School Ghetto Gospel", in 2013 and several productions since. KCMPT provided audiences with Lynn’s Professional directorial debut with the production of Ntozake Shange’s, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" in November 2019. Lynn is grateful for the opportunity to indulge her passion and practice her craft and celebrate the return to live theatre. Special thanks to Dennis, Linda and Harvey Williams, and Nicole.
Assistant Stage ManagerMarkeyta L. Young
Markeyta L. Young is a Kansas City, MO native who has been involved in theatre for over 10 years. Markeyta has been seen recently in multiple Kansas City Public Theatre productions, as well as Rising Tide’s production of "Taming of The Shrew". She can also be seen performing with Kansas City’s first and only all black improv group, UPeople. Markeyta would like to give immense gratitude to KC Melting Pot Theatre. As always, she would like to thank her mother, father, and grandfather for always loving her, and pushing her to be exactly who she wanted to be!
Set DesignerCharles Moore
Charles Moore is a painter, sculptor, carpenter and designer from Lawrence, Kansas, who has been working for theatre since slightly before the turn of the century. His work has appeared at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Actors Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre, KU Opera, MET, MTH, and most regularly at The New Theatre & Restaurant. This is his second show with KCMPT, after "King Hedley II" in 2019 and he is honored and glad for the opportunity to work with this group of artists again.
Light DesignerWarren Deckert
Warren has directed or designed the lighting or sets for over 200 productions. Kansas City directing credits include "Bernice At Bay/The Butterfly Effect", "Gidion’s Knot" and "Any Questions?" (KC Fringe Festival), "Waiting To Be Invited", The "Taste Test" and "The Ironing Man" (KC Melting Pot Theatre). He is an assistant house manager for Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the technical director for Just Off Broadway Theatre.
Jabrelle Herbin is from Wyandotte County, KS. She is a self-taught actress but has been working in Kansas City theatre since 2014. She has appeared in several shows including Loraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun", Ntozake Shange’s "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf", Adrienne Kennedy’s "Funny House of a Negro" (KCMPT). Herbin loves theatre because it gives all her various personalities an outlet. She enjoys the live interaction with the audience. She has been with KCMPT since 2018 and is part of the collective.
Sound DesignerDennis Jackson