February 19, 2019

MDC Playwright News: February 2016


Vicki Vodrey 

The Living Room produced a reading of Vicki Vodrey's one act I'm Not Rick Springfield as part of the Writer's Den Series on February 17, 2019. Click here for details.

Vicki's play Platter Tudes will start touring in churches in Missouri this month.

Vicki's play Breakable will have a staged reading as part of the 2018-2019 season at Script2Stage2Screen, The Premier Playwrights' Theatre of the Desert. March 8-9, 7:30 p.m. 

Lindsay Adams

There had a reading of the musical Our Man Harry, for which Lindsay wrote the book/lyrics, as part of CenterStage Theatre Company's For the Students, By the Students event on February 9 in Washington, D.C.

Lindsay will have a reading of part of her new work Rattler, and be interviewed for a podcast with the Inkubator New Works Development Laboratory in Washington, DC .


In March, Lindsay will have a staged reading of her 10-minute play Dead Zone at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Lavinia Roberts

There was a reading of Lavinia's one woman show, Raise Less Corn and More Hell! Annie Diggs: A Prairie Populist at Dixon Place, New York, NY, February 7th.

Lavinia is currently an artist-in-residence at
Escape to Create in Seaside, Florida. There will be a reading of [Un]Earthed at The REP Theatre, Seaside, Florida, while she is in residence. 

Lavinia Roberts monologue Selfie is a part of 2019 Fast & Furious Festival at Spokane Stage Left Theater on March 15-17.
 
Lavinia will be an writer-in-residence in
Newnan ArtRez in Newnan, GA from March 19-April 2. 


Lindsay Adams and Lavinia Roberts

Lindsay Adams (Rattler) and Lavinia Roberts ([Un]Earthed) are finalists in the OCTA New Works Playwright Competition. Winners are selected through audience voting. Watch short teasers of each script and vote. Lindsay's play Rattler will also be read at the March MDC Monday Reading at the Uptown Arts Bar. The teaser show runs March 1-2, 2019, 8:00 p.m. Click here for tickets and details.

Lezlie Revelle Zucker

Lezlie will have a new short play read as part of the Potluck Productions First Sunday Reading series at the Yoga Patch in Waldo. March 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m. Click here for details.

Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Michelle was selected to attend HBMG Foundation's National Winter Playwrights Retreat in Creede, Colorado.

Kevin King

Congratulations to Kevin King for Swallows being selected for the
Inge Play Lab in May!


February 6, 2019

Emma Carter's "Wicked Creatures" Reading Feb 18


Lights up: England, the 1880s. When the mysterious, cross-dressing Sonja Smithson invites Archibald Worthington to her home for the evening, the young scholar finds himself a prisoner to Sonja and her two companions: the "incorruptibly good" Emily Clearwater, and the humorously foul-mouthed Clara Hollowell. At their mercy, Archibald is forced to perform sexual acts in the pursuit of the greatest scientific invention his captors can imagine: the perfect female contraceptive.

Join us for our February 2019 Monday Night Reading of Wicked Creatures by Emma Carter at 6:30pm Monday, February 18 at the Uptown Arts Bar (doors open at 6:00). Directed by Emily Swenson.

Come check out the new venue, give feedback on our short plays, and enjoy a night of local theatre!

Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

click here for the FB event

January 22, 2019

MDC Playwright News: Jan 2019


Michelle Tyrene Johnson

KC MeltingPot Theatre will produce Michelle Tyrene Johnson's The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip. The show runs February 15 - March 2, 2019, with talkbacks following several of the performances.  Click here for tickets and details.

Lavinia Roberts

Lavinia facilitated the creation of a puppetry parade at East Hawaii Cultural Center, in Hilo, HI as part of the Live Aloha Festival, Jan. 12.

There was a staged reading of Lavinia's play [Un]Earthed as part of the Living Room Series at The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 21.

There will be a reading of Lavinia's one woman show, Raise Less Corn and More Hell! Annie Diggs: A Prairie Populist at Dixon Place, New York, NY, Feb. 7th.

Lavinia is currently an artist-in-residence at Escape to Create in Seaside, Florida. There will be a reading of [Un]Earthed at The REP Theatre, Seaside, Florida, while she is in residence.

Lezlie Revelle Zucker

Lezlie's original script Love, Faith will be presented by the 2018-19 Advanced Rep class at Olathe Northwest High School.  
 
Six friends are brought back together after 20 years, where they face what tore them apart...and what brought them together.

7pm Jan 25-26, Flex Theater, Olathe Northwest High School, $5 Admission. More on Facebook.