"King Pest" Opera Auditions - Soprano and Tenor Needed

Soprano and tenor needed

Mummer Opera Company will be holding auditions for King Pest, a new opera based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, to be performed at the Kansas City Fringe Festival, July 19-29, 2018

King Pest is from the team that created Red Death, the best attended show of the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival.

Auditions will be held the evening of Sunday, April 1 by Appointment Only

Email Bryan Colley or call 816-217-6547 for an appointment

Auditioners will be provided with a sample recording and score.

Rehearsals will take place in June and July. Performance fees negotiable.

"Variations on a Theme by Tara Varney" Video

Variations on a Theme by Tara Varney is comprised of nine scenes, some humorous and some touching, which all have a common thematic thread. The play was performed at the MTH Theater in Crown Center as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival, July 20-30, 2017.

Written and directed by Tara Varney. Featuring Amy Hurrelbrink, Parry Luellen, Mike Ott, and Marcie Ramirez. The assistant director is Michael Golliher.

"Crafting Short Films" at the Kansas Authors Club Convention

I'm going to be in Coffeyville, Kansas next weekend leading a workshop on "Crafting Short Films" at the Kansas Authors Club Convention. Never been there. Looking forward to it!

Midwest Dramatists Conference

I'm very excited to help present the Midwest Dramatists Center's very first and apparently highly successful playwriting conference next weekend. Check it out!

The Midwest Dramatists Center is hosting its first playwriting conference September 28-30, 2017, where more than 40 visiting playwrights and theater professionals from around the country will be in attendance. Conference events are open to the public.

All events will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at I-35 and 119th St in Olathe, Kansas, 12080 S. Strang Line Road.

Conference Schedule

Reception - $20
7:00pm Thursday, September 28
You receive a drink ticket for a domestic beer or house wine, munchies of chips, dips, hummus, etc, and meet and listen to our panelists and invited special guests.

Play Readings - $5 per session
Session 1: 9:00am - 12:30pm Friday, September 29
Session 2: 1:30pm - 5:30pm Friday, September 29
Session 3: 1:30pm - 5:30pm Saturday, September 30

Midwest Comedy Scene Off - Free
7:30pm Friday, September 29
Our writers and guests from the audience will write a quick, one minute scene based on what they draw from the bowl, and have them performed immediately by local actors.

Breakout Sessions - Presenting Playwrights Only
9:00am Saturday, September 30

Dinner Gala - $40 ($75 for two)
6:30pm Saturday, September 30
The dinner menu is Johnny's Signature Chicken De Burgo, Focaccia Bread, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, House Salad, Iced Tea and Cheesecake. There will be a cash bar.


For complete conference details, click here!

"You Art What You Eat" at the KC Fringe Festival

In addition to producing Variations on a Scene by Tara Varney and Variations on a Theme by Tara Varney at this year's KC Fringe Festival, I'll be exhibiting some new artwork that I created with my daughter Audrey on the theme "You Art What You Eat."

The art will be on exhibit in the Grand Hall of Union Station July 16-30. There's an artist reception on Sunday, July 16 at 2:00pm. If you're going to Fringe or just in the Crown Center area, be sure to check out the KC Fringe Visual Art show.

Audrey and I might be doing some other Fringe visual art events like Iron Artist or Kick Comedy Theatre's Bemused, so check back here for announcements and details.

Find out more a kcfringe.org