Independence, KS - The William Inge Theatre at Independence Community College recently received a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) to upgrade backstage and technical capabilities.
The award of $2,283.00 helps the college purchase backstage audio and video monitoring equipment as well as equipment carriers for use in theater productions and performances.
“Our foundation board is pleased to aid these acquisitions to enhance the future experiences of all performers, students, and audiences at the William Inge Theatre and fine arts events,” said Mandy Monroy, ICC foundation president.
The backstage audio and video monitoring system allows performers in the various parts of the Fine Arts Building to hear and see the action on stage. The portable carriers are for moving and storage of musician chairs and music stands.
This project is supported in part by the KCAIC, which is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and expanding Kansas’ creative industries and enriching communities through arts and culture. The KCAIC receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Independence Community College (ICC) is a two-year educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. First established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system, Independence Community College legally separated from the school district as its own entity which began offering college courses in the fall of 1970. Currently, ICC’s educational and support programming includes 35 programs of study for Associate of Arts and/or Science degrees, 11 programs of study for Certificate completion, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, men's and women's athletic programs and a variety of campus organizations and activities.
More information on the ICC Fine Arts Program is available at https://www.indycc.edu/areas-of-study/fine-arts/music.