April 11, 2017

Playwright News - April 2017

  • Michelle Tyrene Johnson won the Olathe Civic Theatre Association New Works Competition
  • Vicki Vodrey's The Frowning Ladies of Shady Pines will be presented on April 29 and April 30 by Actor's Choice at the Leawood Stage Company, Leawood, Kansas
  • Michelle Tyrene Johnson's The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip had a staged reading at the National Black Theatre Company in New York on March 21 under the direction of Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins. The Green Book Wine Club will have two workshop productions in New York in July.

April 3, 2017

Emma Carter's "Customer Service" Reading Apr 10



Emma Carter's Customer Service is a new play about the misadventures of working in customer service. It centers around a team of box office employees as they try to manage their difficult patrons, all of which are played by one actress. The play is just over an hour in length.

7pm April 10 at the Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania. Free, donations encouraged.

March 5, 2017

Michelle T. Johnson's "The Negro Whisperer" Reading Mar 13

”The Negro Whisperer" is a one-person show about a mythological figure who travels through time and space to give advice to African-Americans. It debuted at NYC's Emerging Artist Theatre's Fall 2013 New Work Series. Unfortunately since it's debut, the commentary on how blacks have to navigate life as an American requires an updated script. Join MDC playwright Michelle T. Johnson in a reading of her updated "The Negro Whisperer."

7:00pm Monday, March 13 at the Midwest Dramatists Center in the Writer's Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Missouri. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.