September 14, 2019

MDC Playwright News: September 2019

There are no play readings in September due to the Midwest Dramatists Conference on September 26-28. Several MDC playwrights will have short plays read during the conference.



Confluence Theater company is producing Emma Carter's Wicked Creatures at The Living Room Theater this fall.

Synopsis: England, the 1880s: When the mysterious, cross-dressing Sonya Smithson invites Archibald Worthington III back to her home for the evening, the young, pretentious scholar soon finds himself a prisoner to Sonya, and her two companions, the “incorruptibly good” Emily Clearwater and humorously foul-mouthed Clara Hollowell. At their mercy, Archibald is forced to perform sexual acts in the pursuit of the greatest scientific invention Sonja can imagine: the perfect female contraceptive.

October 25 & 26 at 8:00 p.m.
October 27 at 2:00 p.m.
October 31 & November 1 at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, follow Confluence Theater on Facebook

Congratulations, Emma!


Vicki Vodrey's play Hanky Panky will have a reading in September as part of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises' reading series.

Congratulations, Vicki!

August 19, 2019

MDC Playwright News: August 2019


Lezlie Revelle Zucker's play Focus, will be showcased as part of Renaissance Theaterwork's Br!NK New Play Festival in Milwaukee.

Saturday-Sunday, September 7-8
1037 W McKinley Ave. | Milwaukee, WI 53205
click here for more details

Congratulations, Lezlie!


Kevin King's play The Sweater, which was was presented at MDC’s Winter Shorts reading is going to be part of “Plays that Keep You Up At Night: Coffee and Community” at Westport Coffee House, Monday Sept 9, 7-8:30.

Love a perfect blend of coffee, community, and new work? Espresso your love and partake in the premier of a new brew of 4 coffee-inspired 10-minute plays written and presented by local artists! Grab your favorite drink upstairs and settle in downstairs for a night of staged readings. Donation of $10 suggested at the door.

Monday, September 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania Ave. | KC, MO 64111
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Congratulations, Kevin!


Vicki Vodrey's play Headed to Heaven with Flat Jimmy Fallon will be presented as part of the Kansas City Public Theatre 2019-2020 Theatre Lab season.

Monday, September 9
 keep checking Facebook or their Website for details

Vicki Vodrey's play Hanky Panky will have a reading in September as part of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises' reading series.

 Vicki Vodrey's play Breakable is nominated for a Desert Theatre League Award for Outstanding Original Writing.  Congratulations, Vicki!

August 12, 2019

Lindsay Adams' "Dead Zone" Reading Aug 19

The Midwest Dramatists Center will present a reading of Lindsay Adams' Dead Zone at 7pm, Aug 19 at the Second Presbyterian Church at 55th and Brookside (318 E 55th St).

An eco-comedy about humans, dragonflies and everything in between, Dead Zone not only looks at class, pollution, and terrorism, but asks the important questions… What does it truly mean to coexist? How far are we willing to go to enact change? And how do you get your creepy co-worker to stop hitting on you? Dead Zone is a comically brutal play about how far we will go to protect those we love and the places we call home.

Directed by Teresa Leggard. Featuring: Junior: Jerry Mañan / Ma: Diane Bulan / Dirk: Richard J. Burt / Darby: Deanna Mazdra / Harley: Bri Walker / Ziggs: Kater Tot / Grey: Amy Elizabeth Attaway / Cleaver: Roan Ricker

Monday, Aug 19 / 7:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian at 55th and Brookside
318 E 55th St / KCMO / 64113

Come give feedback on our short plays, and enjoy a night of local theatre!

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