The Man Who Came to Dinner
Chad Burris a Kansas City born and raised actor who is honored to return to Leawood to direct this show. He has appeared onstage with LSC as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd and The Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress. Chad is a well known actor that has performed on many stages throughout the city and he occasionally dons his director's hat. His favorite roles include Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Sam Byck in Assassins and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q. This April, he will be appearing as Bogs Diamond in the North American premiere of The Shawshank Redemption at The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
Kiss Me Kate
Hersh Ellis (Director/ Scenic Designer) is a NYC based director/ designer. 25+ productions at Home Grown Theatre in KC (Artistic Director). As director of Cult Next Door Ensemble: Projects at Dixon Place, Secret Theatre, Producers Club, TheaterLAB, others. Century Club’s annual Christmas Carol benefit (feat. Alec Baldwin, Sam Waterston, Masha Mason, Chuck Cooper, etc). AD/ support positions: Heathers (Creative Team Assistant, World premiere), Pacific Overtures (Dir. By Tony Winner John Doyle, Dirctoral Observer),Shadowlands (Theatre Row, Assistant Director), upcoming AD work at Rattlestick, Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and Lincoln Center Theatre. Upcoming: Frankenstein (HGTC), Henry IV (BV Shakes), new plays Rain and Zoe Save the World by Crystal Skillman, and Turn Back Now and Wanderer: or the Literal Extraterrestrial I Met on Tinder both by Kaleb Tank. LCT Directors Lab alum.