December 4, 2022

Kevin King's "They Listen" Reading Dec. 12

They Listen by Kevin King

When Cody meets Will on an app and invites him over, Cody and his straight roommate Paul find themselves in situations they'd never fathomed. A look at identity, paranoia, and belief.

Content Notice: Contains lots of queer and sexual themes. Suggested for Mature Audiences. 

7:00pm Monday, December 12, 2022
415 Prospect Avenue (in the former United Christian Church)
There is limited parking next to the building and parking on the street.
Note: Please contact us if you have accessibility needs.

Cody - Jack Kneessy
Will - Tyler McCall
Paul - McCandlys Harrison
Stage Directions - Bradley Meyer

Feel free to bring non-perishable food items, hygiene items, or winter hats, coats, and gloves! We're collecting for the Theatre Community Fund of Kansas City.

About the playwright

Kevin King (he/him) is a queer playwright in Kansas City, MO, and producing artistic director of Whim Productions, a theater company dedicated to producing works by LGBTQ+ playwrights. He was a 2016 playwright-in-residence in The Charlotte Street Foundation's studio residency program. His work ranges from camp and satire to unblinking looks at moments in modern queer lives.

His short play "The Swallows'' was selected for the Smith & Kraus Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2022 anthology and for the William Inge Festival's 2019 New Play Lab. His short play "Debating" was a 2021 semi-finalist for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival. A reading of his full-length play “Hyenas” was presented by the Dramatists Guild’s Kansas/Missouri Region’s Footlights series in 2021. In 2022, Kansas City Public Theatre produced a developmental reading of “Boxed,” a gay #metoo play.