Pratt Community College summer hours begin Monday, May 20 and will extend through Friday, July 26. Operating business hours will be  7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

PCC is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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Misty Beck – Director of Theatre

Misty is in her 17th year at PCC and her 6th year as Director of Theatre. Previously, she held the titles of Coordinator of Media Service and Director of Student Activities while working as an assistant in the performing arts department.  She is a graduate of Pratt Community College and an alumna of the department as well. She completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at Pittsburg State University. Misty knew at an early age that she enjoyed directing and has been singing for as long as she can remember. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and singing with both the praise band at her church and the community praise band “On the Hill”.


Jeremy Patterson – Technical Director

Jeremy attended Pratt Community College as a member of the theatre department and has really never left. His broad knowledge of and ability to fix just about EVERYTHING makes him a valuable asset to our program. Jeremy’s day job is working in the community as a copier and computer technician, but his evenings are filled with the sounds of table saws and sanders as he supervises the technical production aspect of our programs. Jeremy is also known in our program as the ultimate understudy often finding his way into the productions in cameo roles and filling in for sick cast members, etc. He is very versatile!


Leah Patterson – Assistant Tech Director/Scenic Design

Leah has been involved with the performing arts department for many years. She is our scenic design director and head painter. A gifted artist, Leah has been making magic happen with our sets for the last six years. During the day, Leah can be found working in the Nursing Department at PCC as their secretary. Leah assists in the supervision of the technical production classes and serves as our house manager as well.


Melissa Jacobs -- Choreographer

Melissa has been involved with the performing arts department for the last six years providing choreography for our musical productions, adjunct dance instruction and much more. She is the owner of Studio MJ Dance Studios of Pratt and Medicine Lodge. She has been dancing since an early age and uses her love of dance to empower our actors to do more than they think possible on stage. She lives in Pratt with her husband, Josh (an Encore/performing arts alum) and her two children Olivia and Thatcher.


Duane Hanks – Accompanist

Duane has been playing the piano for over half a century. He grew up in Southern California where he studied classical music, learned to accompany choirs, and twice toured Europe as an accompanist. Since moving to Kansas, Duane has enjoyed playing for the choirs of Pratt High School and Pratt Community College. Besides music, he enjoys model railroading, gardening, and chess. He is currently ranked as the 35th best chess player in the state of Kansas.