Now playing: THE WRITER'S DEN SERIES
The Living Room’s Writer’s Den series takes place between November 20th and January 29th, showcasing, workshopping, and celebrating a range of new works by some of the city’s most passionate writers. Check out the list of events in this series!
SHEARWATER BY VICTOR WISHNA
JANUARY 18TH - 29TH
Kansas City, MO December 6, 2016—Ben, a struggling novelist, has lucked into the gig of a lifetime: ghostwriting a memoir for Esther Lindman, the colorful and infamously outspoken widow of one of the 20th century’s greatest American artists. But when the stories don’t add up, and new pressures mount at home, Ben just digs deeper, soon discovering that truth—like art—is in the eye of the beholder.
The Living Room Theatre presents Shearwater, by Victor Wishna, in a world-premiere workshop production that will close out the fourth-annual Writer’s Den series of new works. With deft dialogue, a compelling premise, and a larger-than-life character at its center, Shearwater tells a story that reaches across generations, and promises to entertain and surprise audiences—and challenge them to reconsider their first impressions.
Starring Peggy Friesen, Ellen Kirk, and Ben Auxier.
Directed by Shawnna Journagan
WRITER'S DEN READING SERIES
DECEMBER - JANUARY, DATES TBA
Come enjoy staged readings of exciting new works, featuring your favorite local actors! You can be a part of shaping these new plays by sharing your thoughts, questions, and impressions during fun and engaging talk backs following each reading. Plays and dates to be announced soon.
No Sleep November
Teams of playwrights, actors, designers, and production assistants had 24 hours to create a new, vibrant, all-original short plays. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this unforgettable experience - hope to see you next year!
Featuring the work of Emma Carter, Erika Baker, David Wayne Reed, Mauricio Miranda, Ron Simonian, and Ben Auxier.