Founded in 2013 by Laura K Henderson, we are a 501(c)3 not for profit theatre operating in the greater Kalamazoo area. Queer Theatre Kalamazoo (QTK) produces entertainment with a positive connection to the queer community; what we call Equality Entertainment. Utilizing theatre as a catalyst for social change, we believe in the power of the performing arts to stimulate and normalize conversation of LGBTQIA+ voices; through positive exposure, in a safe space for all individuals to express themselves, and be heard.
We do our best to represent the queer community in and around Kalamazoo, but we haven’t met all of you yet! If there is a voice you feel is missing, please contact us! If you have a script of your own to share, or a topic you'd like to see addressed on stage, let us know.
Mission, Vision, Values & Goals
To empower all queer voices and build an accessible/equitable community through theatre and the arts.
Build a thriving, cultural community where queer people are free to live, express, take risks, and create.
Be Person-Centered & Radical in all things we stand for;
Accessibility, Transparency, Stewardship , Collaboration, Curiosity, Non-Hierarchical Transformative Justice
Nurture QTK stakeholders as we increase and deepen community visibility and relationships.
Establish and maintain an intentional and transparent organization structure.
Infuse entire structure with radical inclusivity.
Staff & Board
Managing Director: C Heaps
Artistic Director: Connar Klock
President - Karen Libman
Vice President - Nathan Moore
Vice President - Adam Ostrander
Vice President - Molly Lewis
Vice President - Marian Camille Yoder
Vice President - Michael Vasicek