October 1, 2015

Nick Sawin's "Queer Thoughts: The Monologues" reading Oct. 12

Queer Thoughts: The Monologues by Nick Sawin

Directed by Teresa Leggard

Queer Thoughts: The Monologues presents a series of LGBT stories told in queered ways, finding intersections with poetry and creative nonfiction. Two actors take on multiple characters: a writer, a waterbear, a voyeur, a commuter, Walt Whitman, a BuzzFeed contributor at a bonfire, Oscar Wilde, a photographer, a sound-sex poet, and others crack open their minds to unveil their innermost desires, demons and dreams.

Please join us on Monday, October 12 for the first reading from one of Midwest Dramatists Center's newest class of resident playwrights.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The reading begins at 7:30 and the one-hour reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, director, and cast. The Midwest Dramatists Center is located at the Writer's Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave.

Cost: As with all MDC readings, no reservations required and it's FREE!

September 21, 2015

Ry Kincaid's "Presidential Briefs" visiting local libraries this week

44 original songs about 44 presidents in under an hour. 

Catch Ry Kincaid's Presidential Briefs this week: Tuesday Sep. 22, 7pm, at Mid-Continent Public Library - Antioch, and Thursday Sep. 24, 7pm, at Mid-Continent Public Library - Parkville. Free!

September 13, 2015

"The Trading Races Experiment" by Michelle T. Johnson reading Sep. 14 at the MET

Due to scheduled renovations, this reading will not be at the usual location, but instead will take place at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater ("MET") at 3614 Main Street.

Michelle T. Johnson's "Trading Races: From Rodney King to Paula Deen" is a one-act, seven-character play, produced by BrainSpunk Theater in Philadelphia and the Planet Connectivity Festival in New York City in 2014.

"The Trading Races Experiment" takes the original story from a magical realism, seven-person one-act play to an intimate, two-person, one-act that addresses the spiraling events of race relations in America. It does so through the story of a divorced couple debating the plight of their biracial son to an "audience" of chess pieces.

Directed by Chip Miller. Starring Dianne Yvette as Eve and Scott Cox as Billy.

Monday, September 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. The approximately 45-minute reading begins at 7:30, followed by a talkback with the playwright, director, and cast. No reservations needed and the cost is free.