COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Kansas City Theater Closings
As cancelations begin to roll in from KC-area theaters, PerformInk has decided to keep one central article for all available news of show closings and postponements. We will update this article as news is received. The City of Kansas City has ordered events with more than 1,000 attendees within... Read more
KC Melting Pot Announces 20-21 Season
KC Melting Pot Theatre has announced its 2020-2021 season, themed “This is America.” Inspired by Donald Glover’s 2018 video essay of the same name about the history of race relations in American culture, the season will feature four main-stage productions that examine “democracy, civility, truth, and acts of complacency... Read more
Equity to Ban Non-Union Actors Who Work at MET from Membership
Actors Equity Association, the professional union for theater actors and stage managers, has announced an expansion of its “Do Not Work” notice for Kansas City’s Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET). Equity announced in early September that it had placed MET on the national “Do Not Work” list, barring union actors... Read more
Starlight Announces 2020 Season
Pictured: “The Spongebob Musical” touring company Starlight has announced the 2020 slate of shows to perform in Swope Park, it’s 70th year in operation. The season kicks off in June with “Waitress,” the pie-shop musical based on the movie of the same name, with music from Sara Bareilles. Two... Read more
Unicorn Theatre Announces 19/20 Season, Including “A Doll’s House Part 2”

Unicorn Theatre has announced its 46th season of plays and directors, a season that includes a new musical, a world premiere, and two new comedies.

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Carlsen Center Announces Season, Including AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Bobby McFerrin
Pictured: Bobby McFerrin The Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park has announced the 2019-2020 season. “The Carlsen Center consistently presents the most talented performers from around the world,” said Emily Behrmann, General Manager for the “Carlsen Center Presents” series. “The season will feature Russian folk... Read more
KCMPT Announces “Greatest Hits” Season
KC MeltingPot Theatre has announced the four productions that will make up the company’s 2019-20 season. Dubbed “greatest hits,” the season will feature plays from August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Ntozake Shange, and Kansas City playwright Lewis J. Morrow. Newly appointed Artistic Director Nicole Hodges Persley comments, “We wanted to... Read more
Spinning Tree Announces New Season and Venue Change
Pictured: The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center by Jason Epperson Spinning Tree Theatre has announced the 2019-20 season of four mainstage productions, which will have them moving to the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. “Our organization is honored to have been invited to produce our ninth season... Read more
2019-20 KC Broadway Series Announced
Pictured: The North American Touring Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy The 2019–20 Sabates Eye Centers Kansas City Broadway Series has been announced, presented by Broadway Across America and The American Theatre Guild at the Music Hall and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Joining previously... Read more
Guest Editorial: Kansas City Should Be a Safe Place to Work for all Theatre Professionals

I think we all agree there is a problem. To fix the problem, it is going to take a culture shift and accountability, as well as an organization willing to oversee the change.

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