May 11, 2016

KC Repertory Theatre Reading of "Rights of Passage" by Michelle T. Johnson May 14

After killing an unarmed black man, a white cop seeks representation at a small law firm, only to find himself caught in an explosive power struggle. KC playwright Michelle Johnson’s work has been seen at KC Melting Pot Theater and NYC’s Rhymes Over Beats Theater Company.
Directed by Sidonie Garrett.

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre will give a stage reading of Michelle T. Johnson's Rights of Passage as part of their OriginKC New Works Festival Industry Weekend. 5pm Saturday, May 14 at the Copaken Stage.Free to the public.

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May 9, 2016

Ry Kincaid's "Death of a Moose" Reading May 9

In Ry Kincaid’s Death of a Moose, three actors portray beloved storybook characters in a children’s play. At intermission, they discuss nihilism, Wild Turkey, and public television. Will the moose, chicken, and skunk finish the play before an act of caribouicide?

Starring Hannah Freeman, Mike Ott, and Timothy Russell

Monday, May 9 at the Midwest Dramatists Center, 3607 Pennsylvania. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The reading begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a talkback to discuss the play. As with all MDC readings, no reservations required and it's FREE!

April 30, 2016

"Sexing Hitler" reading at the Unicorn Theatre May 15

The Unicorn Theatre will be doing a reading of Bryan Colley and Tara Varney's "Sexing Hitler" as part of their In-Progress New Play Reading Series in partnership with the Midwest Dramatists Center. This KC Fringe Festival hit from 2012 has been expanded with about 30 minutes of new material.

"Sexing Hitler" tells the true story of how the Nazis invented inflatable pleasure dolls to protect troops from contracting syphilis in occupied countries. The play explores Heinrich Himmler's eugenics programs and the Third Reich's plans for global conquest.

The cast for the reading will be Brian Paulette, Amy Attaway, Logan Black, Laura Jacobs, and Andy Perkins. Ian R. Crawford is directing.

The reading is May 15 at 7:30pm at the Unicorn Theatre. Admission is free; donations accepted.

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