Screenwriters Slam at Maker Faire

Join me at Maker Faire as we give staged readings of ten short screenplays by members of KC Screenwriters. Featuring the acting talents of Michelle Cotton, Rick Duplissie, Kelli Hahn Morford, Curtis Smith, and Jeff Smith.
1:30pm Sunday, June 28 at the City Stage in Union Station. Maker Faire admission required.

Interview with the Missouri Arts Council

I offered a few words about the Kansas City Fringe Festival to the article "Missouri’s Fringe Fests Are Freewheeling Arts Fun" by Barbara MacRobie (pdf link).

"Voyage to Voyager" Coming to the 2015 KC Fringe Festival

In 1977, Carl Sagan was asked by NASA to create a peaceful greeting to extraterrestrial life; a Golden Record that would be included on board the Voyager Space Mission. The next six months were filled with frantic calls, governmental red tape, unexpected egos, miscommunication, and last-minute changes, but most of all, the question: "What does it mean to be human?"

The creators of the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival's Best-Attended Show, “Red Death,” invite you to the magical dome of Union Station's Gottlieb Planetarium, where live actors, animation, and outer space collide in a comedic, informative, and unconventional theatrical event for all ages.

"Voyage to Voyager" is co-written by the authors of "Hexing Hitler/Sexing Hitler" and "KHAAAAAN! The Musical," Bryan Colley and Tara Varney, who also directs. The play stars Coleman Crenshaw as Carl Sagan, Jen Benkert, Claire Davis, Andy Garrison, Michael Golliher, Parry Luellen, and Shelley Wyche, and features original animation by local artist Billy Blob.

 Performance dates and times are as follows:
  • 8:00pm Fri July 17
  • 9:30pm Sat July 18
  • 6:30pm Sun July 19
  • 8:00pm Wed July 22
  • 9:30pm Fri July 24
  • 8:00pm Sat July 25
Tickets are $10. You will need a $5 Fringe Button for entry (kids 12 and under get a free button!) which you can get at the box office or at Fringe Central in Union Station. For more information, visit