THE LIVING ROOM PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR 8th SEASON
2017 - 2018

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


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BASTARD

by Tyson Schroeder
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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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NO SLEEP NOVEMBER

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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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MILKING CHRISTMAS

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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

Ongoing

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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THE GRAVE

By Forrest Attaway
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Two ex-wives meet at the fresh grave of their mutual husband; but they’ll soon find out that his secret dying wish will make for a hell of a day. Worlds collide as stories that span two lifetimes of love, laughter, and death, finally intertwine. Deeply funny and sincerely touching, The Grave is a story of family that captivates the spirit.
 

 

The highly popular Fringe piece by Forrest Attaway (Outta Beer & Outta Space, Chainsaw: The Musical) returns to the stage! Following its original run in 2015, this charming serio-comic show has been revised and expanded into a two act play, and will be making its world premiere as a full production at the The Living Room Theatre, June 6th - 24th!

Directed by Rusty Sneary
Starring Peggy Friesen, Amy Attaway, Mathew Ellis, and Curtis Smith

 

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TOMORROW, INSHALLAH

by Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Jennifer Welch
July 18th - August 5th

The Living Room is proud to partner with StoryWorks and the Huffington Post to present this exciting new work!

As immigration dominates the national conversation Tomorrow, Inshallah holds a mirror to the American heartland and reflects the beauty and brutality of what it means to be Muslim in America today. The play is a collage based on interviews from HuffPost reporters Rowaida Abdelaziz and Chris Mathias delving into the realities of everyday existence and one catastrophic event that exemplifies the depth of misunderstanding and distrust that in the end, affects us all.

Written by Rehana Lew Mirza

Directed by Jennifer Welch

Based on the Reporting of Rowaida Abdelaziz and Christopher Mathias

Featuring Bradley J. Thomas, Nedra Dixon, Ungela Syed, Teonna Wesley, Bonnie Griffin, Curtis Smith, Mathew Ellis and Brad Shaw