In this contemporary adaptation, Julie, a young heiress, has a brief affair with Jean, her father’s driver. After the sexual thrill has dissipated, they realize that they have little or nothing in common. Heredity, combined with social and psychological factors, has determined Julie’s tragic future.
September 9: Thank You Notes: Letters to Heaven w/ Flat Jimmy Fallon
by Vicki Vodrey (Workshop)
Vodrey is an award winning playwright based in Kansas City. She the Producing Director of the Midwest Dramatists Center Conference and her plays can be seen around the nation. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Dramatists’ Guild. For further information and reviews, please go to vickivodrey.com.
October 7: Play Rights by Inas Younis (Workshop)
Inas was born in Mosul, Iraq and emigrated to the United States as a child in 1982 and currently lives in the KC metro. An independent journalist and commentator, her opinion pieces, book reviews, and personal essays have been published in many online and print publications. She is the co-founder of the first chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom in Kansas City and serves on the board of this national organization. She is an alumna of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Lavinia Roberts is a published and award-winning playwright, puppet designer, and educator from the KC metro. She has over 50 plays published with Applause Books, Big Dog Plays, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer Publishing, Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People, Pioneer Drama, Smith and Kraus, and others. Her work has been performed in all 50 states and internationally in Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Parody” won Best of Venue at the Kansas City Fringe Festival, and ranked number three on the most attended list at the festival.
Second Stage Production
April 6: Craigslisted by Sharai Bohannon (Workshop)
Sharai Bohannon has had work produced in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Iowa and North Carolina. Her script, The Great Steven Stravinsky, a ten-minute play about an 11 year-old wannabe magician who learns the magic behind the baffling first crush/kiss and the joys of being an older sibling was published by Applause Books in 10-minute Plays for Kids (2015 Edition).
lay: The Elements of Intimacy. Her play Wicked Creatures is currently slated for production by The Confluence Theater Company.