Trike families, please help me welcome our new Executive Director, Kenneth Medlin. For the past year, I, Kassie Misiewicz, have been acting Interim Executive Artistic Director, and will now move forward as Artistic Director and founder.
Kenneth has called Northwest Arkansas home for 10 years. He is originally from North Carolina and attended school at Arizona State University. He has a BA in English and a BA in Elementary Education. During his career, he has worked in sales, human resources, teaching, and nonprofit operations. Most recently, he consulted with several nonprofit groups and small businesses to help them establish the operations of their organizations. Having a passion for the arts and arts education, he is pleased to join Trike Theatre as their Executive Director.
“Trike Theatre is an incredible resource for our area. Not only is the staff is nationally recognized, but I have witnessed first-hand through my sons’ experiences how Trike’s programs further develop valuable 21st century skills like the 4C’s: Cooperation, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity” shares Kenneth Medlin.
Trike Theatre, first opened its doors in 2008 in downtown Bentonville and now has programs serving youth all across the state. As an innovative arts non-profit that empowers youth to forge deep connections with themselves, their community and the world by seeing, participating in and learning through theatre, Trike Theatre has three areas of focus: Theatre for Youth (professional productions during which adults perform for youth and families), Arts Integration (in-school residencies during which arts strategies are used to deepen learning in core curriculum), and Academy (arts enrichment drama camps, classes and youth theatre production for youth ages 4-18). Trike Theatre annually serves over 20,000 youth and families.