Keeping with their commitment to forward Kansas City as a national center for the development and production of new works, Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the final two ORIGINKC: Monday Night Playwright events for the season.
With script-in-hand, the Monday Night Series allows the playwright a chance to hear their works read as they continue to build towards a full production. The event is free and open to the community, allowing Kansas City audiences the opportunity to step into the world of a new play and meet the playwrights creating these new works.
The final two events feature Kansas playwright Catherine Trieschmann, and Harvey Williams, playwright and founder of The KCMelting Pot Theatre, who’s production of DUTCHMAN opens later this month.
“I’m thrilled to welcome two playwrights I deeply admire to our reading series lineup,” said Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works at KC Rep Theatre. “Catherine Treischmann’s searing, rich voice brings a wonderfully playful and human heartbeat to HOLY LAUGHTER. I’ve admired Harvey Williams since I moved here; his muscular and rhythmic language will have people on the edge of their seats in ON SHOULDERS NOW.”
ORIGINKC: Monday Night Playwright Series line-up (from the press release):
Monday, February 20, 7 pm
HOLY LAUGHTER by Catherine Trieschmann
A newly donned Episcopal priest must rally her flagging congregation, even as she wrestles with changing sexual mores and her own doubting human heart.
Monday, March 13, 7 pm
ON SHOULDERS NOW by Harvey Williams
A powerful family story about one man’s memory of life and resilience from beyond the grave.
Both events take place in the Spencer Theatre and a free to the public. To reserve your ticket visit kcrep.org.