March 6, 2018

David Hanson's "In the Dark" Reading Mar. 12

Join us for an experimental theatrical reading of David Hanson's new work, In the Dark.

The audience will literally be blindfolded leaving only the other 4 senses to experience the story of a campaign strategist caught in between forces that not only threaten an election but also the people she loves.

Featuring Jordan Fox, Kelli Morford, Mike Ott, and Nicole Santorella bringing you a story of just how far one woman can be In the Dark.

7:00 pm March 12, The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111. Free!

February 26, 2018

Highlights from the Midwest Dramatists Conference Mar. 5

You are invited to join us for a free script-in-hand reading of six short plays selected from the 43 ten-minute plays that were first presented at the Midwest Dramatists Conference last fall. This Out Loud! reading will be performed on Monday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at Just Off Broadway Theatre, and features readers Bob Allen, Ellen DeShon, Jordan Fox, Laura Jacobs, Carolyn Kern, Jake Leet, Peter Leondedis, Zoe London and Nancy Marcy under the direction of Max Brown, Warren Deckert, Paul Hough and Phil Kinen.

The plays to be read include:
  • A Moment of Clarity by Philip Middleton Williams
  • Moon in a Barrel by Rand Higbee
  • Bottle for a Special Occasion by William Kovacsik
  • The Windows by Judith Pratt
  • Hocking Murray by George Sapio
  • Route 84 House Fire by Jessie Salsbury
This reading is free and open to the public. (Free will/pay-what-you-can donations to help defray costs are always welcome of course, but not required.) You are welcome to stay for a short post-reading talk back if you wish.

The Out Loud! series is an initiative of Just Off Broadway Theatre in partnership with Phoenix KC Theatre as part of J.O.B.’s educational program. Readings of new plays under development will occur approximately every other month featuring local actors from the Kansas City theatre community. The focus will be on the work of local playwrights, but will also include new works from regional and national playwrights. Out Loud! is curated by Warren Deckert.

February 24, 2018

Emma Carter a Finalist for OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition

Which of the five finalists of OCTA’s New Works Playwright Competition will get a full length workshop for their script? You’ll see short teasers of each script, then vote for the winner. Make your voice count and support the local playwriting community at the same time!

This year’s five finalists are:
  • Spellbound by Emma Carter
  • Gospel Hour by Bill Cummings
  • The Summer House by Christie Kennard
  • Adoption of Grief by Jessie Salsbury
  • Promises to Keep by Judith Zivanovic
The New Works Playwright Competition will be at 8pm, March 2 and 3, at the Olathe Civic Theatre, 500 E Loula, Olathe, KS. Tickets: $10 online or at the door, *$5 for OCTA Season Ticket Holders (at the door only, please call ahead, 913-782-2990, to reserve your spot).