Kansas City Public Theatre (KCPublic) continues “First Mondays Theatre Lab”. Every first Monday of the month, Kansas City Public Theatre presents staged readings of local playwrights and small-‐scale performance art which reflects the unique history and concerns of the Kansas City community. Experience the development of new work and support area artists as they put new ideas to the stage!
Stained by Prisca Jebet Kendagor
Tamera is a playwright. A successful one at that. An extremely disorganized, scatterbrained, successful playwright…who is mending a broken heart.. What’s the best way to mend a broken heart? Hire a struggling actor to prostitute himself to you that’s how. Hey, women have sexual needs too. With a performance dead line staring her down, an unfinished script, Kenzie her manager and producer keeping her on task, and an un dealt with love life from which she gains inspiration from, Tamera must take the time to get real and honest if her come back play is going to be as big of a success as everyone believes it is….plus there’s her F#@k Boy.
About the Playwright
Prisca Jebet Kendagor began writing plays when she was 12 years old. It was for a sixth grade writing project.
After close to two decades she hasn’t looked back. Kendagor’s work has been featured at the Lawrence Arts Center, Fishtank Theatre, and the Buffalo Room. She achieved recent success with “Seven and Ten” when she self-‐produced it staged reading in Kansas City and St. Louis and she made a triumphant return to the Kansas City Fringe Festival in 2018 with her play “Adulting: A Parody” which won Best of Venue, and placed third out of ten on the Best of Fringe list. Kendagor has also had the delight and pleasure of serving as a mentor/teacher with The Coterie Theatre in their “Reach The Write Minds” playwriting workshops.
October 1, 2018
Uptown Arts Bar
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
All KCPublic events are FREE and open to the public
ABOUT KANSAS CITY PUBLIC THEATRE
Kansas City Public Theatre provides access to the arts through year-‐round theatre entertainment free of charge to the public. This mission is carried out in two activities: first, through producing aesthetically and ideologically diverse new works and reimagined classics which reflect the unique history and concerns of the Kansas City community; and second, to cultivate civic-‐minded artists, audiences, and citizens through community-‐based devised theatre workshops.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman is a director, teacher, and arts administrator from Wahoo, Nebraska. Since graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012, she has made Kansas City her home and has worked at several area not-‐for-‐profit companies. She received her Master of Arts in Theatre from the University of Missouri-‐Kansas City and is a faculty member at Benedictine College where she teaches theatre courses.
As a director and administrator, Elizabeth has worked at such companies as the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Act ONE Theatre Academy, Corbin Theatre, and KC Fringe. As an active teaching artist, Elizabeth has taught classes in sketch comedy, creative drama, scene study, improvisation, auditioning, Elizabethan history, stage combat, and beginning text analysis for the Coterie Theatre and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Through her work in theatre education and outreach, Elizabeth was inspired to create a theatre which reaches all corners of the diverse Kansas City community. By producing free theatre, Elizabeth hopes to foster the creativity of our citizens and explore the truly global nature of the Kansas City region.
Nathan Bowman is a Native American theatre artist and musician from Kansas City, MO. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach to theatre, Nathan obtained a Master of Arts in Religious Studies before beginning work on his PhD in Theatre at the University of Kansas, where he has directed and teaches courses in acting, and theatre history.
Nathan has worked professionally in the Kansas City area for over a decade and has trained at the Second City in Chicago and in the Suzuki Acting Method. As an actor, Nathan has worked in several area theatre, film, and television productions, and he has been employed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre for six seasons as a stage carpenter. Nathan has worked internationally in Montreal and currently does work in Greece as an actor and collaborator with local Greek theatre artists on work in ancient performance spaces. Nathan has appeared as Kreon in Antigone at the Ancient Theatre of Oiniades and is scheduled to return to Greece for the next few summers to work with playwrights and direct productions of Greek tragedy. By producing free theatre, Nathan hopes to create an open space for intercultural exchange and imaginative new ways of telling stories.