2017 - 2018

We are showcasing original works written, performed, and realized by KC born and bred artists in our 8th season.

Scroll down to explore what's in store - more shows and events will be announced soon!



by Tyson Schroeder

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





No Sleep November is a Living Room - and Kansas City - tradition. A group of playwrights, actors, designers, and production assistants are given just 24 hours to put together an evening of original short plays. The results are often hilarious, often touching, and always a thrill.

This year's featured playwrights were Ron Simonian, Emma Carter, Forrest Attaway, Erika Baker, Brian Huther, and Prisca Kendagor.


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From the team that brought you The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe and the fringe hit HACKS comes a brand new Christmas-musical-adventure-comedy-whimwham!

Macey Maid-a-Milking seems to be the only person in all of Christmastown to sense that something strange is going on; toys are coming out wrong, soldiers are out in force, and there must be an awful lot of naughty children, because coal production is higher than ever. Driven by a mission to keep the holiday perfect, she soon finds herself in a lot of trouble - with the future of Christmas hanging in the balance.

Directed by Missy Koonce
Written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall
Starring Elise Poehling, Bob Linebarger, Ellen Kirk, Mike Ott, Nellie Maple, Ben Auxier, Seth Machhi, and Brian Huther.

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Writer's Den Series (January - June, 2018)

The Living Room's Writer's Den Series is a place for workshops, readings, and analysis of brand new works. In our ongoing mission to foster Kansas City talents, the Writer's Den is no longer constrained to one time of year. Instead, look for these events throughout the season!

All Writer's Den readings are presented on a pay-what-you-can basis. Your contribution at the door helps us keep The Living Room living. No advance tickets, BYOB, doors open half an hour before show time. Talk backs will follow most readings.

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We're finalizing plans for our May/June show soon!

Stay tuned to our facebook page and join our mailing list to be the first in the know!


Storyworks: Islamophobia
directed by Jennifer Welch
Writers and dates TBA

StoryWorks is back! This summer we are confronting Islamophobia and hate crime in Kansas City and beyond. Many Muslims say Islamophobia is worse now than it's ever been -- even worse than it was after 9/11. Working with reporters from around the country who have documented this deplorable wave of hate, Storyworks aims to address the inflammatory rhetoric by giving Muslim voices the opportunity to reclaim the narrative and tell us who they truly are. StoryWorks is a documentary theater project from Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting.