KC Rep announces playwright series

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Monday Night Playwright Series

Monday, December 12, 2016, nationally acclaimed playwright Carey Perloff will be featured in the Kansas City Repertory OriginKC Monday Night Playwright Series (MNPS), with a reading of her new play The Fit.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Forwarding Kansas City as a major national center for the development and production of new works, KC Rep’s OriginKCNew Works program offers playwrights the financial, creative, and artistic resources required to develop vital, diverse, theatrical work.  Featuring top local and national playwrights, the Monday Night Playwright Series offers script-in-hand readings of new plays on their journey to becoming future hit shows. Step into the world of a new play as it’s built, and meet the playwrights whose work electrifies stages across the country.

“There’s something incredible about experiencing the bare bones of a play – just actors and text.  I love welcoming audiences to engage with early drafts of scripts, listening to the text come alive, and giving feedback in our post-reading conversations”, said Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works for KC Rep.

“It’s been a longstanding dream to make a home at the Rep for top playwrights across the country,” added Eric Rosen, Artistic Director.

All events are free and open to the public. Seats are limited, so reserve your ticket now.

All events take place in the Spencer Theatre donor lounge (4949 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO).  Go to kcrep.com/new-works-2016 to make your reservations today!

The Fit

Monday Dec. 12, 2016, 7PM in the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge

By Carey Perloff

Directed by Casey Stangl

Playwright and A.C.T. artistic director luminary, Carey Perloff (Kinship starring Cynthia Nixon), brings us the hilarious and chilling world of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm whose star player, Sakina, must wage a daily battle to have her voice heard.

Playwright Slam

Monday Jan. 9, 2017, 7PM in the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge

The Playwright Slam brings together Kansas City’s artistic community for a night of theater revelry in which everyone is invited to participate.  The public is invited to bring a 1-3 page script that will be read out loud by actors chosen from the audience. Stay Tuned for our upcoming theme!

Final MNPS readings on February 6 and March 13 will be announced shortly

Save the date!  2017 ORIGINKC New Works Festival Weekend of reading, panels, and parties is May 12-14, 2017.  All are welcome!

The 2016/17 OriginKC New Works Program is sponsored by THE COPAKEN FAMILY FUND.




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