KCAT offers radio plays during virus


Posted by Bob Evans

Crisis often leads to inspiration, and as a testament to that, there’s been a lot we’ve been inspired to do in 2020.
We are innovating – Entering into a long-term partnership with KKFI 90.1 FM Community Radio, we have launched Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre, producing new versions of classic radio scripts and an original series, “Kansas City: 1924,” on Fridays at noon on KKFI 90.1 FM and online at our website, kcactors.org/kcart.
We are creating – In a year when so much creativity has been kneecapped by the pandemic, this free audio theatre program has resurrected a wonderful art form, producing theatre every single week to bring Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre to our audiences and share our passion for creating compelling, artist-led and artist-focused theatre with Kansas City and points beyond. Not only that, but we are employing Kansas City artists while doing it – all without charging people a thing.
We are preparing – Kansas City Actors Theatre will return to live, in-person theatre and plans to continue to produce Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre as things return to “normal.” While we’ve been able to move production funding to radio for the current year, creating radio programming and live theatre concurrently will come at a cost, and financial support will be essential to allowing us to continue to bring new stories to audiences.
One of the things we can’t do right now is raising money through ticket sales, which is where your support is important as ever as we prepare to get productions started again and re-ignite the complicated and costly process of making live theatre, all while continuing our free radio programming.
Sound financial management has kept us secure and kept us strong as an organization, and we have every expectation that we will be able to return to the stage once it’s safe for both our artists and our audiences. But once that day comes, our overall financial situation will play a large part in how we’re able to return to the stage and the programs we’ll be able to offer.
We realize there are a myriad of worthy causes right now, but if you have the ability, we ask that you make a financial contribution to help us innovate, to help us create, and to help us continue programming as we prepare to return to the stage to bring you artist-led, artist-focused theatre.
Your support has helped make our work possible over the years, and Kansas City Actors Theatre has come to be known among theatre-goers for presenting some of the finest actors and performances not only in the region but nationally. We appreciate your vital part in making that reputation possible, for your continued generosity and support, and we hope you realize the difference you’ve helped make.
To support our efforts this holiday season, use the button below, or go here for other ways to donate. We hope you give a donation at a level that best connects you again to KCAT’s hard work. Thank you again.
Darren Sextro, KCAT Board President &
Matt Sameck, KCAT Director of Development and Marketing

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