June 18, 2019

MDC Playwright News: June 2019


Congratulations to Lindsay Adams and Emily Swenson for their upcoming work with Terra Femina Collective! Lindsay Adams play Viper will run in repertory with Merely Players (by Katherine Gwynn), directed by Emily Swenson.

Wed, June 19, 7:00pm (Preview)
Fri, June 21, 7:00pm (Opening Night)
Sat, June 22, 3:00pm
Thurs, June 27, 7:00pm
Sat, June 29, 7:00pm

Merely Players:
Thurs, June 20th, 7:00pm (Preview)
Sat, June 22, 7:00pm (Opening Night)
Sun, June 23, 3:00pm
Wed, June 26, 7:00pm
Fri, June 27, 7:00pm

Click here for Lindsay's FB Event Click here for Emily's FB Event
The Terra Femina Collective can be found at www.terrafeminacollective.com.


Lezlie Revelle Zucker's plays Match and The Wrong Branigan were selected for the Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival in Manhattan, KS. Fri-Sat, July 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m., Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

click here for more details


Congratulations to Lavinia Roberts. On June 24-28, Lavinia will be Teaching Artist in Residence at The Salina Art Center, Salina, KS.

FRINGE: Several MDC playwrights have plays at the Kansas City Fringe Festival

Bang by Dan Born, starring Alisa Lynn. Bang is a one-woman show about Joan Vollmer, one of the most prominent women of the Beat Generation. She was also the wife of William Burroughs, who shot her in Mexico City in 1951. Bang will be showing at the Loretto Auditorium, 1111 W. 39th St., KCMO.

Sat, July 20 @ 6:00
Sun, July 21 @ 4:30
Tues, July 23 @ 6:00
Fri, July 26 @ 9:00
Sat, July 27 @ 7:30

Bryan Colley co-wrote Enlarged to Show Texture with Tara Varney, which stars Tara Varney and Megan Steadman. Typhanee and Dysmenorrhea are childhood pals who once shared secrets, dreams, and McNuggets, before their lives took decidedly different paths. Now they share the stage seeking common ground between bubblegum and black metal. Can their friendship survive adulthood?
Performances are at the Loretto Auditorium, 1111 W 39th Street.

Sat, July 20 @ 6:00
Sun, July 21 @ 4:30
Tue, July 23 @ 6:00
Fri, July 26 @ 9:00
Sat, July 27 @ 7:30

The Kitchen Plays by Lezlie Revelle Zucker, directed by Lindsay Adams. The kitchen is the center of the home. It’s the heart and hearth, where recipes and people come together, and where families gather to remember who they were and figure out who they are. The Kitchen Plays are a window into the big things that happen over small moments in the kitchen. Starring Meghann Devereaux, Larry Goodman, Peter Leondedis, Kelly Main, Daijah Porcee, Margaret Shelby, and Shelley Wyche. Just Off Broadway, 3051 Penn Valley Drive.

Sat, July 20 @ 9:30 pm
Sun, July 21 @ 1:30 pm
Wed, July 24 @ 8:00 pm
Fri, July 26 @ 6:30 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 4:30 pm

Lezlie Revelle Zucker also has a short play in the trilogy Accidental Points of View, presented by Potluck Productions. Three little plays about lies, larceny, and magic. The playwrights also include Glendora Davis and Mary Beth Gordon. Directed by Diane Bulan. Starring Glendora Davis, Meghann Deveroux, Tracy Fox, Larry Goodman, Zach Lofland, Sarah Nickerson, Jill Nienhiser, Addison Parker, Dane C. Petersen, Erika Cane Ricketts, and Amy Irene Stock. Just Off Broadway, 3051 Penn Valley Drive.

Fri, July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Sat, July 20 @ 8:00 pm
Tues, July 23 @ 6:30 pm
Thurs, July 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 7:30 pm


 MDC's June Reading will feature work by Vicki Vodrey. July 15, 7:00 p.m. Check back for details.

June 7, 2019

Emily Swenson "Cam Girl" Reading Jun 17

Join us for our next Monday Night Reading at 7pm Monday, June 17, at the Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E 55th Street in Brookside.

From her central Florida bedroom, Kelsey sheds her clothes and fulfills fantasies for men around the world. On camera she has no boundaries, but in reality she is incapable of leaving her apartment. Cam Girl boldly exposes the lives of three women working in the sex industry and the bond they share. And all the characters are queer!

Written by Emily Swenson

Directed by Laura Jacobs

Cast: Elise Poehling, Alisa Lynn, Sarah McGuire, Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles

Stage directions: Emma Carter


MDC Monday Night Readings are held the 3rd Monday of each month and feature developmental work by MDC playwrights, read by local actors. The scripts presented are in various stages of development, and YOU get to be part of the process. Enjoy a night of original, local theatre development and join the conversation.

May 22, 2019

MDC Playwright News: May 2019


Kevin King's play Swallows was selected for the 2019 William Inge New Play Lab. It will be presented May 23, at 4:30 pm in Independence, KS. For more about the festival, click here.


Lezlie's play Focus will be presented as part of Edge Fest 2019, Milledgeville, GA's international ten-minute play festival. May 24-25, 7:30 p.m., Birdhouse Theatre, 114 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Click here for the Facebook event.