July 16, 2019

MDC Playwright News: July 2019






 Where can you find MDC at Fringe?




Bang by Dan Born, featuring Alisa Lynn.

Bang is the story Joan Vollmer, known to history, if at all, as the woman shot by William Burroughs. In this one-woman show, written by Dan Born and originally staged by KC Public Theatre, she finally emerges from the shadows. She recounts the events of her life, from her pivotal role in the foundation of the Beats to farming weed in Texas, to fleeing one step ahead of the law to Mexico City and the last fateful chapter.

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

Lorreto Auditorium / 1111 W. 39th St / KCMO

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Enlarged to Show Texture by Bryan Colley and Tara Varney

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?

Fri, July 19 @ 9:00
Sat, July 20 @ 4:30
Mon, July 22 @ 7:30
Thu, July 25 @ 7:30
Sat, July 27 @ 6:00

Lorreto Auditorium / 1111 W. 39th St / KCMO

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The Kitchen Plays by Leslie Revelle Zucker

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. Written by Lezlie Revelle Zucker / Directed by Lindsay Adams. Starring Meghann Deveroux, Larry Goodman, Peter Leondedis, Kelly Main, Daijah Porchee, Margaret Shelby, and Shelley Wyche.

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

Just Off Broadway / 3051 Penn Valley Drive / KCMO

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Accidental Points of View, presented by Potluck Productions. Three little plays about lies, larceny, and magic. The playwrights include Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, and Lezlie Revelle Zucker. Directed by Diane Bulan. Featuring 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.

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

Just Off Broadway / 3051 Penn Valley Drive / KCMO

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Final Curtain is co-written by MDC founding member Dave Hanson,
Vicki Vodrey,
and Lezlie Revelle Zucker. From the team that brought you "Bird in the Hand," "Audience," and "Check Mate" comes next-level immersive theater. Once famous ghost hunters come to this twice cursed theater to capture paranormal activity but all is not as it seems. Three plays happen simultaneously & interact to weave a story of redemption, love, and discovery on the journey to the Final Curtain.

**In each performance, up to four audience members will become full cast members in this ghost story - come early if you wish to be considered.

Fri, July 19 @ 9:30 pm
Sat, July 20 @ 3:30 pm
Mon, July 22 @ 8:00 pm
Thur, July 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, July 27 @ 6:30 pm

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre / 3927 Main Street / KCMO

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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

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July 10, 2019

Vicki Vodrey "Untitled" Reading Jul 15


Join us for our July 2019 Monday Night Reading

Monday, July 15 / 7:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian at 55th and Brookside
318 E 55th St / KCMO / 64113

The Midwest Dramatists Center will present a reading of Vicky Vodrey's Untitled at 7pm, July 15 at the Second Presbyterian Church at 55th and Brookside (318 E 55th St). The cast includes Darren Canady, Sherri Roulette-Mosley, Cindy Siefers, and Austin Taylor Smith.

Vicki Vodrey's new developmental work deals with a school shooting.

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

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June 18, 2019

MDC Playwright News: June 2019


LINDSAY ADAMS



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.

Viper:
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



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
 

LAVINIA ROBERTS

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.
Fri, July 19 @ 9:00
Sat, July 20 @ 4:30
Mon, July 22 @ 7:30
Thu, July 25 @ 7:30
Sat, July 27 @ 6:00



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

NEXT MONTH'S READING

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