Fringe: ‘Another Year Closer to Death’

“Another Year Closer to Death” goth poetry performance featuring Emily Kzany at the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival
Kansas City, MO — Darkness arrives in Kansas City as teenage goth, Emily Kzany, emerges from the shadows to share her pain and poetry during the 13th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. Hailing from Yukon, Oklahoma (the birthplace of Garth Brooks), Kzany’s “cutting” edge poems are inspired by cemetery picnics and sleepovers at the local detention center.
This will be Emily Kzany’s first time to visit Kansas City. When asked if she was excited about appearing at the 13th Annual  Kansas City Fringe Festival, she replied, “I guess…I mean, I can think of a few things that would be more painful.”  Getting to Kansas City from her hometown of Yukon will take several days states Kzany: “It’s a long way to hitchhike when you get dropped off at nearly every other mile marker.”
This one-person comical show includes a goth haiku contest and audience members are encouraged to participate: send your most depressing haiku to at least four hours before show time for consideration. (Indicate which of the four shows you are planning to attend). And don your blackest black to enter the goth fashion contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of these contests.
“Another Year Closer to Death” performance times are:
Friday, July 21, 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 8:00 p.m.
All performances will take place at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd., Kansas City, MO 64109
Single tickets are $10 with the KC Fringe button
This show is rated PG-13
Follow Emily’s musings on twitter: @emilykzany
More information about Emily Kzany can be found at
The Kansas City Fringe Festival is the metro area’s largest festival of its kind, and ranks in the top ten of Fringe Festivals in the United States. 2017 will be the KC Fringe’s 13th year and will include 100’s of performances in multiple venues from July 20th-30th, 2017. For more information on the Kansas City Fringe Festival, visit


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