October 8, 2019

Lezlie Revelle Zucker's "Color of Glory" Reading Oct 21

Join us for our next Monday Night Reading of Lezlie Revelle Zucker's new play Color of Glory.

The Government and the New Religion have joined forces to create a military-backed theocracy in the US. When the Resistance makes its move, they discover someone among them is not what they seem.

7:00pm Monday, October 21, 2019
Second Presbyterian in Brookside
318 E 55th Street, KCMO

MDC Monday Night Readings are held the 3rd Monday of each month and feature developmental work by MDC playwrights, read by local actors. The scripts presented are in various stages of development, and YOU get to be part of the process. Enjoy a night of original, local theatre development and join the conversation.

September 26, 2019

Midwest Dramatists Conference This Weekend in Olathe

The third annual Midwest Dramatists Conference kicks off this weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, Kansas. Playwrights from around the country are attending the conference to have their 10-minute plays read by local actors, network with fellow playwrights, and receive guidance from professional adjudicators. This event is produced by the Midwest Dramatists Center (MDC).

This year's adjudicators are theatre and opera director Katrin Hilbe, founder of Many Tracks; Gwydion Suilebhan, the chief architect and evangelist of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network, and executive director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation; KU professor and MDC playwright Darren Canady; and MDC founder David Hanson.

Thursday, September 26
8:00pm: Opening Reception

Friday, September 27
9:00am-6:00pm: Reading Sessions
8:00pm: Midwest Comedy Scene-Off

Saturday, September 28
8:30am-11:30am: Breakout Sessions
11:30am-5:45pm: Reading Sessions
7:00pm: Gala Dinner

The play readings sessions and Friday night comedy scene-off are free and open to the public. Click here for a pdf of the full conference schedule and attendees.

September 14, 2019

MDC Playwright News: September 2019

There are no play readings in September due to the Midwest Dramatists Conference on September 26-28. Several MDC playwrights will have short plays read during the conference.



Confluence Theater company is producing Emma Carter's Wicked Creatures at The Living Room Theater this fall.

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

October 25 & 26 at 8:00 p.m.
October 27 at 2:00 p.m.
October 31 & November 1 at 8:00 p.m.

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Congratulations, Emma!


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

Congratulations, Vicki!