August 19, 2019

MDC Playwright News: August 2019


Lezlie Revelle Zucker's play Focus, will be showcased as part of Renaissance Theaterwork's Br!NK New Play Festival in Milwaukee.

Saturday-Sunday, September 7-8
1037 W McKinley Ave. | Milwaukee, WI 53205
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Congratulations, Lezlie!


Kevin King's play The Sweater, which was was presented at MDC’s Winter Shorts reading is going to be part of “Plays that Keep You Up At Night: Coffee and Community” at Westport Coffee House, Monday Sept 9, 7-8:30.

Love a perfect blend of coffee, community, and new work? Espresso your love and partake in the premier of a new brew of 4 coffee-inspired 10-minute plays written and presented by local artists! Grab your favorite drink upstairs and settle in downstairs for a night of staged readings. Donation of $10 suggested at the door.

Monday, September 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania Ave. | KC, MO 64111
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Congratulations, Kevin!


Vicki Vodrey's play Headed to Heaven with Flat Jimmy Fallon will be presented as part of the Kansas City Public Theatre 2019-2020 Theatre Lab season.

Monday, September 9
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Vicki Vodrey's play Hanky Panky will have a reading in September as part of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises' reading series.

 Vicki Vodrey's play Breakable is nominated for a Desert Theatre League Award for Outstanding Original Writing.  Congratulations, Vicki!

August 12, 2019

Lindsay Adams' "Dead Zone" Reading Aug 19

The Midwest Dramatists Center will present a reading of Lindsay Adams' Dead Zone at 7pm, Aug 19 at the Second Presbyterian Church at 55th and Brookside (318 E 55th St).

An eco-comedy about humans, dragonflies and everything in between, Dead Zone not only looks at class, pollution, and terrorism, but asks the important questions… What does it truly mean to coexist? How far are we willing to go to enact change? And how do you get your creepy co-worker to stop hitting on you? Dead Zone is a comically brutal play about how far we will go to protect those we love and the places we call home.

Directed by Teresa Leggard. Featuring: Junior: Jerry Mañan / Ma: Diane Bulan / Dirk: Richard J. Burt / Darby: Deanna Mazdra / Harley: Bri Walker / Ziggs: Kater Tot / Grey: Amy Elizabeth Attaway / Cleaver: Roan Ricker

Monday, Aug 19 / 7:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian at 55th and Brookside
318 E 55th St / KCMO / 64113

Come give feedback on our short plays, and enjoy a night of local theatre!

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July 16, 2019

MDC Playwright News: July 2019

 Where can you find MDC at Fringe?

Bang by Dan Born, featuring Alisa Lynn.

Bang is the story Joan Vollmer, known to history, if at all, as the woman shot by William Burroughs. In this one-woman show, written by Dan Born and originally staged by KC Public Theatre, she finally emerges from the shadows. She recounts the events of her life, from her pivotal role in the foundation of the Beats to farming weed in Texas, to fleeing one step ahead of the law to Mexico City and the last fateful chapter.

Sat, 7/20 @ 6:00
Sun, 7/21 @ 4:30
Tues, 7/23 @ 6:00
Fri, 7/26 @ 9:00
Sat, 7/27 @ 7:30

Lorreto Auditorium / 1111 W. 39th St / KCMO

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Enlarged to Show Texture by Bryan Colley and Tara Varney

Bryan Colley co-wrote Enlarged to Show Texture with Tara Varney, which stars Tara Varney and Megan Steadman. Typhanee and Dysmenorrhea are childhood pals who once shared secrets, dreams, and McNuggets, before their lives took decidedly different paths. Now they share the stage seeking common ground between bubblegum and black metal. Can their friendship survive adulthood?

Fri, July 19 @ 9:00
Sat, July 20 @ 4:30
Mon, July 22 @ 7:30
Thu, July 25 @ 7:30
Sat, July 27 @ 6:00

Lorreto Auditorium / 1111 W. 39th St / KCMO

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The Kitchen Plays by Leslie Revelle Zucker

The kitchen is the center of the home. It’s the heart and hearth, where recipes and people come together, and where families gather to remember who they were and figure out who they are. The Kitchen Plays are a window into the big things that happen over small moments in the kitchen. Written by Lezlie Revelle Zucker / Directed by Lindsay Adams. Starring Meghann Deveroux, Larry Goodman, Peter Leondedis, Kelly Main, Daijah Porchee, Margaret Shelby, and Shelley Wyche.

Sat, July 20 @ 9:30 pm
Sun, July 21 @ 1:30 pm
Wed, July 24 @ 8:00 pm
Fri, July 26 @ 6:30 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 4:30 pm

Just Off Broadway / 3051 Penn Valley Drive / KCMO

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Accidental Points of View, presented by Potluck Productions. Three little plays about lies, larceny, and magic. The playwrights include Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, and Lezlie Revelle Zucker. Directed by Diane Bulan. Featuring Glendora Davis, Meghann Deveroux, Tracy Fox, Larry Goodman, Zach Lofland, Sarah Nickerson, Jill Nienhiser, Addison Parker, Dane C. Petersen, Erika Cane Ricketts, and Amy Irene Stock.

Fri, July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Sat, July 20 @ 8:00 pm
Tues, July 23 @ 6:30 pm
Thurs, July 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 7:30 pm

Just Off Broadway / 3051 Penn Valley Drive / KCMO

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Final Curtain is co-written by MDC founding member Dave Hanson,
Vicki Vodrey,
and Lezlie Revelle Zucker. From the team that brought you "Bird in the Hand," "Audience," and "Check Mate" comes next-level immersive theater. Once famous ghost hunters come to this twice cursed theater to capture paranormal activity but all is not as it seems. Three plays happen simultaneously & interact to weave a story of redemption, love, and discovery on the journey to the Final Curtain.

**In each performance, up to four audience members will become full cast members in this ghost story - come early if you wish to be considered.

Fri, July 19 @ 9:30 pm
Sat, July 20 @ 3:30 pm
Mon, July 22 @ 8:00 pm
Thur, July 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 6:30 pm

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre / 3927 Main Street / KCMO

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Lezlie Revelle Zucker's plays Match and The Wrong Branigan were selected for the Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival in Manhattan, KS. Fri-Sat, July 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m. Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave. | Manhattan, KS 66502

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