KC Rep Changes Season Offerings
Posted by Bob Evans
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
To Redesign a NEW 2020-2021 Season
An innovative and reimagined season will be announced in the coming weeks
Previously Announced Season including
A Christmas Carol and OriginKC: New Works Festival
now cancelled or postponed
Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced that major efforts are underway to create an exciting NEW 2020-2021 season, different from the 2020-2021 season which was announced in February 2020. This decision was based on a number of factors including guidance from union partners and social distancing requirements, and current information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. This follows the abrupt mid-March cancellation of the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Gieras and Artistic Director Stuart Carden issued a joint statement: “Like so many of you, we at KCRep are responding to the moment and making new plans. And while there is some heartache in this change – we are also discovering exciting opportunities to serve and engage our KC community in new and meaningful ways. And so, all of us at KCRep are creating a new season that is an inventive, revelatory, and entertaining mix of small-scale live performance, outdoor family-friendly events, and digital theatre experiences. We aspire to lift up our community during the pandemic and once on the other side — be there to help bring us back together to connect, heal, and celebrate. In the coming weeks, we will share details about our redesigned season created specifically for this extraordinary moment and for our beloved KC community.”
KCRep is working tirelessly to envision revised and appropriate programming this season that considers the health and safety guidelines for all involved. The health of patrons, staff, and artists will be in front of mind as KCRep plans its return and they will be welcomed with the highest public health standards in both Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage. Details of the health and safety plan will be posted as the anticipated return date gets closer.
Additionally, in order to remain financially sustainable as the result of the pandemic, Executive Director Angela Gieras announced that 100% of KCRep employees have been impacted through either decreased compensation, reduced hours, furloughs, or job elimination.
Today’s announcement includes the following performances that were to take place at either Spencer Theatre or Copaken Stage (in date order). In the coming weeks, KCRep will release additional information regarding the possible rescheduling of performances.
The Old Man and The Old Moon
Sept. 11- Oct. 4 | Spencer Theatre
Written by PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.
Oct. 16 – Nov. 8 | Copaken Stage
Written by Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Nov. 20 – Dec. 27 | Spencer Theatre
Adapted by Geoff Elliott
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Jason Chanos
Jan. 29 – Feb. 21, 2021 | Spencer Theatre
Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Stuart Carden and Stephanie Paul
OriginKC: New Works Festival
Feb. 19 – March 21, 2021 | Copaken Stage
Written by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
The Vast In-Between
Written by Laura Eason
In the Heights
March 19 – April 11, 2021 | Spencer Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Subscription Tickets and Information
Subscribers for our 2020-2021 season will receive a credit to their account for the value of their tickets for cancelled performances. These credits can be applied to any single tickets for performances in KCRep’s 2020-2021 reimagined season or to subscriptions to our 2021-2022 season. This credit will be available for you to use through June 4, 2021. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, call the Box Office at 816-235-2700, or email us at email@example.com. Please note that KCRep’s Box Office staff are working remotely and there is currently no in-person Box Office. We anticipate an extremely high volume of calls and ask your patience while we work to address each and every patron inquiry.
Connecting to our Community
Even through these difficult and unprecedented times, KCRep is committed to being the heart of a great theatre town. To learn more about how to connect with KCRep, please visit KCRep Connects which has links to content and resources that are sure to uplift, aid, or inspire. For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19—as well as a peek behind-the-scenes at KCRep—be sure to follow us on all of our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, as well as Email Club.
About Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected regional theaters, produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation’s creative crossroads. The Rep’s mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists, and advocates to invest in our region’s creative future. It builds community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge, and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Variety, and The Toronto Sun, KCRep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KCRep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. To receive updates and news, like KCRep at www.facebook.com/KCREP, follow on Twitter (@KCRep) or Instagram (@KCRepTheatre) or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/kansascityrep.