July 13, 2017

Announcing the Midwest Dramatists Conference

The Midwest Dramatists Center ('MDC”) is pleased to announce the first Midwest Dramatists Conference, to take place September 28-30, 2017.

Join industry professionals from New York City, including Morgan Allen with New Dramatists, Valerie Novakoff with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Gerald VanHeerden with the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and producer and theatre administrator George Simon.

Conference registration includes opening night reception, continental breakfast Friday and Saturday, a Gala dinner held Saturday night. More details about the conference will be announced at www.midwestdramatists.org.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, Kansas, 12080 S Strang Line Road. There is a special hotel discount for artists visiting from out of town. Please contact us if you need accommodations or help with transportation.

July 6, 2017

Ry Kincaid's "Variations on the Attempted Assassination of a Horse Carriage Owner" Reading July 10

Join us for a reading of Ry Kincaid's "Variations on the Attempted Assassination of a Horse Carriage Owner." It's a simple and ridiculous story told as a farce, Greek tragedy, melodrama, children's play, barroom drama, Elizabethan scene, and musical. Featuring Devon Barnes, Jessalyn Kincaid, Christoph Nevins, and Stephonne Singleton.

7:00pm Monday, July 10 at the Midwest Dramatists Center (The Writers Place), 3607 Pennsylvania. Free! Donations encouraged.

July 5, 2017

Michelle T. Johnson's "The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip" on KCUR



Kansas City playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson’s new work, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, gets a staged reading at the Olathe Civic Theatre Association’s this weekend, after winning the OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition, when audiences voted for the winning script over the course of two nights in March. That same month, it was staged in the New York City at the National Black Theatre.

from KCUR