February 1, 2016

Michelle T. Johnson's "StoryWorks KC: Justice in the Embers" at the Living Room Feb 4-20

KCPT, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Kansas City's The Living Room Theater present StoryWorks KC: Justice in the Embers, an exploration of the 1988 explosion in south Kansas City that caused the tragic deaths of six Kansas City firefighters.

The production, written by MDC playwright Michelle T. Johnson, is inspired in part by the Kansas City Star reporting of Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mike McGraw, who has been writing about the case since 2007. Join StoryWorks KC for a community airing and theatrical exploration of the issues—local and universal, touching on justice, equality and belief—that arise from this tragic Kansas City story.

This event runs Thursday through Saturday from February 4-20 at 8pm with 3pm matinees on Saturdays. Discount tickets for groups 10 or more and complimentary tickets available for anyone who has worked or does work for the KCFD; Please contact Sandy at 816-756-3580 or swoodson@kcpt.org for more information.

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January 28, 2016

Bryan Colley's "Khaaaaan! the Musical" Concert Reading Feb. 8

Prepare yourself for a rockin', time trippin', far out voyage with the crew of the Starship Enterprise when Khaaaaan! the Musical returns to the Writer's Place for a special one night only concert performance of the hit 2010 Kansas City Fringe Festival play. 

The cast includes Jay Coombes and Amy Hurrelbrink reprising their roles, along with new faces Gary Wesche, Tim Gillespie, and Pancho Villegas. The reading will be directed by Steven Eubank. Khaaaaan! the Musical was written by MDC playwright Bryan Colley and Tara Varney, with music by Tim Gillespie and Michelle Cotton.

Monday, February 8, at the Writer's Place, 3607 Pennsylvania. The reading begins at 7:00pm and will be followed by a talkback with playwright Bryan Colley and cast. As with all MDC readings, no reservations are required and it's free! Donations appreciated, and CD soundtracks will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.jupiterkansas.com

January 8, 2016

Michelle Johnson on KCPT's Ruckus for StoryWorksKC

Mike Shanin interviews playwright Michelle T. Johnson and Hale Center reporter Mike McGraw about the StoryWorks project relating to the 1988 explosion that killed six firefighters.