September 26, 2019

Midwest Dramatists Conference This Weekend in Olathe

The third annual Midwest Dramatists Conference kicks off this weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, Kansas. Playwrights from around the country are attending the conference to have their 10-minute plays read by local actors, network with fellow playwrights, and receive guidance from professional adjudicators. This event is produced by the Midwest Dramatists Center (MDC).

This year's adjudicators are theatre and opera director Katrin Hilbe, founder of Many Tracks; Gwydion Suilebhan, the chief architect and evangelist of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network, and executive director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation; KU professor and MDC playwright Darren Canady; and MDC founder David Hanson.

Thursday, September 26
8:00pm: Opening Reception

Friday, September 27
9:00am-6:00pm: Reading Sessions
8:00pm: Midwest Comedy Scene-Off

Saturday, September 28
8:30am-11:30am: Breakout Sessions
11:30am-5:45pm: Reading Sessions
7:00pm: Gala Dinner

The play readings sessions and Friday night comedy scene-off are free and open to the public. Click here for a pdf of the full conference schedule and attendees.