Diversity Theatre - About


Founded by Alice H. Kennedy, KMR Diversity Theatre originated in June of 1999 at Cascade Engineering, Inc. as a method of bringing awareness exercise to the work environment and to help employees exercise respect and sensitivity in everyday situations.

Since then, KMR Diversity Theatre has performed shows for businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and special events--expanding its reach beyond the work environment to impact many adults and youths throughout Michigan.

Our mission is to bring challenging, educational and enlightening shows to the community dealing with diverse issues including racism, sexism, homophobia, cultural diversity, and other personal prejudices.

Our vision is to create an avenue for a safe environment for dialogue, learning and understanding about those who are different from us.

Awards and Recognitions

In May of 2001, KMR Diversity Theatre was named a Champion of Diversity by the Heart of West Michigan United Way.

In October of 2001, KMR presented to the general public "Carefully Taught," a full-length play dealing with prejudices and stereotypes written by Grand Rapids native, Mike Smolinski.

Kennedy Management Resources, Inc. and Alice Kennedy have been featured in the Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Magazine, MiBiz West, and the Advance Newspaper. Alice Kennedy was honored by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, as a YWCA's Tribute! Woman of Achievement (2002), and was honored as a Legacy Light by the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council (2003).