Black Rep enter Fringe with students’ works


Posted by Bob Evans


RiSE Heads to

The digital world premiere of RiSE Students’ Plays, In Their Own Words, runs from July 18 – August 1. In Their Own Words is an annual BRTKC event where students involved in our Repertory in School Empowerment (RiSE) program can express what’s on their hearts and minds while stretching their theatrical muscles for real audiences. This year’s KC Fringe Festival is entirely virtual. Tickets can be purchased for just $5 at or you can get an All-Access Pass for entry into all 54 events at 

Short Plays Featured in In Their Own Words:

  • Come Down by Karya Tusa
  • The Apocalypse by Ayinde Jones
  • The Children of Destiny by Willie Anderson
  • The Feeling is Mutual by Piper Brown
  • Infinitude by Madison Butler
This year’s Young Actors Summer Conservatory was one for the record books! 

  • Free tuition
  • 27 cast members and 1 backstage participant ranging from ages 4-23
  • 22 schools represented
  • 3 counties represented
  • 321 attendees across 2 back-to-back performances
  • Over $3,000 raised for BRTKC programming

THANK YOU for supporting this program. There’s still time to donate. We’ll see you next summer!

It is with much sadness we announce that our final show of the 2020/21 season, Passing Strange, has been canceled due to restraints beyond our control. While we would have been delighted to present this rocking musical remount, we can begin to look ahead to our bright 2021/22 season!

Speaking of next season, SEASON TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! We are excited to announce that the 2021/22 season will be entirely IN-PERSON. Titles will be announced soon. Grab your all-access pass to all things BRTKC at the link below today!

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