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.


by Prisca Jebet Kendagor

Monday, April 30th at 7:30pm

Cast to be announced soon.


"Stained" is a spinoff of Pete Bakely's comedy "Drunks." Two years after the event of Drunks have occurred, Kenzie relocates to New York to work with another established screen and script writer by the name of Tamera. The story goes into the head of Tamera as she works on a brand new Broadway show that's already generating Tony buzz. Too busy to have a social life, and too scared to have her heart broken again, rather than date around, she has a casual FWB relationship with a down and out former child actor who is also working to reestablish not only his career, but his life. The creative process can be chaotic and dysfunctional, yet somehow healing, and it often takes a team effort - as Tamera is learning.

Beginner Playwriting Showcase

Sunday, April 15th & Monday, April 16th at 7:30pm

We are extremely excited to present a total of 9 new short plays by the exceptionally talented students of Ron Simonian's Beginner Playwriting class! The Living Room is proud to showcase these works, which will be directed by Rusty Sneary and performed by some of the city's best actors!

Doors open 7:00pm each night. BYOB, pay what you can at the door (cash only, please.)

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Night 1: Sunday, April 15th - 7:30pm

Featuring works by:
Cheryl Goertzen
Sara Morrison
Kathryn Breeden
Jessica Shumaker
Jennifer Baird

Night 2: Monday, April 16th - 7:30pm

Featuring works by:
Brittany Rogoff
Christopher Preyer
Elizabeth Kerlin
Kelly Adrian

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The Ghost of Sloe Gin Jeffritz
by Mike Rice

Monday, February 26th at 7:30pm

Fall 1985. A boy dies at a Midwest college after four other freshmen on his dorm room floor force him into a drinking game. But one of the perpetrators soon learns that the cover-up is worse than the act itself.

Written by Mike Rice
Directed by Rusty Sneary

Matthew Rich
Hollis Wilhoit
Justin Barron
Kyle Dyck
Mathew Ellis
Evan Lovelace
Roan Ricker
and Kelly Main


Spellbound: A Musical
by Emma Carter & Krista Pojman

Monday, January 29th at 7:30pm

Trouble is brewing in the magical kingdom of Highguard. On the eve of a royal wedding Prince Dashing goes missing and it’s up two princesses and their rag tag crew to save the day.

This event also function's as Krista's senior recital as a graduate composition student at UMKC!

Book and lyrics by Emma Carter
Music and lyrics by Krista Pojman

Jamie DeAnn Turner
Chioma Anyanwu
Pancho Javier
Rebecca Munoz
Mike Ott
Joshua Gleeson
Kyle Dyck
Margaret Shelby
Christiana Coffey
Ryan Tucker
Michael Golliher

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More Season 8 Writer's Den events to be announced soon.