February 24, 2014

MDC Signs Lease Agreement with The Writers Place

The Midwest Dramatists Center (“MDC”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease to establish its headquarters and create a black box theater at The Writers Place of Kansas City.

MDC is a playwrights’ collective founded by author and playwright David Hanson. The purpose of MDC is to provide resources, space, and community for local playwrights to develop their works-in-progress through public readings and to help build a playwriting career regionally and nationally for selected playwrights.

David Hanson and Jose Faus sign the lease agreement at The Writers Place.

Each year, five regional playwrights will be selected by a Board of Directors to serve a five-year residency with MDC. Hanson, along, with Bryan Colley, Michelle T. Johnson, Alli Jordan and Vicki Vodrey, will make up the inaugural class of five playwrights.

“Playwrights need a home where they know they can realize to some level the vision of each play they write. They need a place with a stage and an audience and actors and directors,” said Hanson of MDC and its relationship with Writers Place. “In all honesty, this is perhaps the most important thing a writer needs. A place to call home.”

Left to right: Vicki Vodrey, Michelle T. Johnson, David Hanson,  Mary Bunten, Bryan Colley, and Jose Faus.

The Writers Place, located at 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, is Kansas City's literary center, offering programs and services for writers and readers since 1992.

For more information on MDC, please check out www.midwestdramatists.org, call David Hanson at (913) 484-0360 and "like" our Midwest Dramatists Center page on Facebook.

Photos by R. Meiners.