December 31, 2014

MDC Looks Back...and Forward to 2015

As we turn the calendar page, MDC has much to be proud of—and thankful for—in 2014, and even more to be excited about in the new year.

It started with the acquisition and transformation of our new home at The Writer's Place (which drew plenty of attention in Kansas City and nationally). Almost right away, we launched a series of public readings, with several world premieres brought to life by some of the most talented directors and actors in Kansas City, drawing dozens and dozens of people passionate about new theatre.

Meanwhile, MDC playwrights saw their work make strides on stages near and far—and of course out on the Fringe—plus the occasional special project, earning praise and plaudits along the way.

And 2015 will be a year of growth, with new readings already scheduled—and a new class of resident playwrights in the making. So whether you are a playwright right or just want to see new theater storage, won't you join us?

Happy New Year from MDC!

Scenes from 2014 (cue the soothing, nostalgic notes of "The Way We Were")...

Melody Butler and John Mulvey in the world-premiere reading of Dave Hanson's "Balcony People" at MDC.

MDC's Vicki Vodrey and Michelle T. Johnson before their respective productions at the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival.

MDC playwright Bryan Colley contemplating death--specifically, his chamber opera "Red Death," which was the best-attended show at Fringe.

Bryan, Vicki, Michelle, and Dave being deeply moved and thoroughly entertained at an MDC reading.

Dave Hanson at Project Playwright 3.0, which he co-produced.

An eager crowd came to engage with Michelle T. Johnson's new play, 'Rights of Passage."