by Tyson Schroeder
October 11 - 29



BASTARD explores the challenges, sacrifices, and inevitable consequences of the choices made by an artist and his family. Struggles both external and existential define this impactful and fascinating semi-autobiographical new work by writer, musician, and illustrator Tyson Schroeder. Not to be missed!

Directed by Shawnna Journagan
Starring Matt Leonard, Vanessa Davis, Daria LeGrand, and Rusty Sneary

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Bastard kicks off an exciting season of KC-original theatre at The Living Room. Click the video for a behind-the-scenes look, and click the button below for more info on the season 8 line up.


We've just wrapped up our 7th passionate season at The Living Room! We'd like to offer a sincere and heartfelt thanks from the entire Living Room team for every ticket purchased, every dollar donated, and every smiling face to come through our door over the last seven years. Your continued support is literally the only way The Living Room stays living, so as we prepare for our next set of shows, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. And be sure to like our page on facebook, follow us on twitter, and, most importantly, sign up for our mailing list to get the latest updates and special offers on upcoming shows!



Over the years, we have organically shifted our mission statement to focus on the development of new works by KC born and bred talents; with productions that feature the incredible writers, actors, directors, and designers of our city. We believe that Kansas City deserves to be a "theatre town," a place an artist can truly consider home, where their skills will be recognized, and their work will get an opportunity to shine.

In that spirit, our latest season consisted almost entirely of world-premieres penned by local and expatriate talents, and you can expect many more in the coming year.


In October of 2016 we began the season with Annapurna, Sharr White's heartbreaking and beautiful story of loss, addiction, love, purgatory, and poetry, starring Charles Fugate and Vanessa Severo, directed by Rusty Sneary. Next came our Writer's Den Series, featuring new play readings, our No Sleep November event, and a workshop production of Victor Wishna's new play on art, legacy, and family, Shearwater. Directed by Shawnna Journagan and starring Peggy Friesen, Ellen Kirk, and Ben Auxier. In March we premiered Ron Simonian's politically-charged Trigger Happy, featuring the powerhouse duo of Scott Cordes and Mark Robbins. Next came the hilarious new musical The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, & Seth Macchi, with arrangements by Ryan McCall. Finally, we closed the season with The Tragedy of Macbeth - a three person, 90 minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic conceived and directed by Kyle Hatley, who co-starred alongside Natalie Liccardello and Sean Hogge.

Click here for media and more information on the shows of our seventh season.