March 27, 2015

Dave Hanson's new work makes New York Magazine's "To Do" list

If you've ever been to New York City--or are there right now--you know there are a million things to do on any given day. Well, this week, New York magazine thinks that one of those things you have to do is go see Money Lab at HERE Arts Center--which, of course, is the imaginative "economic vaudeville" that includes a new piece by MDC's own Dave Hanson entitled Laffer's Last Laugh.

So that's what you need to do this week--go to New York and see Money Lab. New York magazine says so.

March 25, 2015

MDC reading of "Hanky Panky" set for April 13 - UPDATED

Midwest Dramatists Center is pleased to announce the upcoming staged reading of Vicki Vodrey's Hanky Panky on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Vodrey's dark comedy that offers up laughs in the face of death was an audience favorite at the 2010 Kansas City Fringe Festival and appeared at New York's Midtown International Theatre Festival the following year. At MDC, Vodrey will present an updated version of the script as she prepares it for wider production opportunities.

Mackenzie Goodwin Tran is slated to direct.

UPDATE: Pete Bakely, Kelly Main, Curtis Smith, and Nancy Marcy have been announced as cast members.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event's Facebook page.

March 20, 2015

Michelle T. Johnson named official Playwriting Symposium Respondent at MATC

The 36th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference--this year's theme is "Inspiration"--is happening right now in downtown Kansas City, and MDC's own Michelle T. Johnson is playing an important role. All day today and tomorrow at the conference of academic theatre, Michelle will be asked to deliver feedback following the performance of each play as the conference's official Playwriting Symposium Respondent.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre playwright-in-residence Nathan Louis Jackson was originaly scheduled for the gig, but when he became unavailable, the MATC informed Johnson she was the one they wanted. Now, that's inspiration. Congratulations, Michelle!