No Sleep November

November through January The Living Room reprises The Writer’s Den series: three months of new work in workshops, readings and productions. The series begins with TLR’s 24 hour playwrighting festival: No Sleep November, bringing together KC’s writers, actors and technicians to create and perform new works in just 24 hours. You’ll see workshop readings of The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe by Ben Auxier, Brian Huther and Seth Macchi and Kyle Hatley's new adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Your responses will shape the development of these new works, and you’ll see them in full productions at the end of the season.

The series is capped by Victor Wishna’s Shearwater, starring Peggy Friesen in a two-week staged production. Throughout the Writer’s Den series you’ll see night after night of readings, including a week of new work by Ron Simonian. This series offers a preview of Kansas City’s rising artists and a peek behind the curtain at the process of creating new work for the theatre.