World Premiere productions presented in rotating repertory, April 28 to May 28.


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WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO

Apr 28 - May 28 at Copaken Stage


A chilling examination of heritage and pride


Anthony and Cleopatra

May 5 - May 14 at Spencer Theatre


Shakespeare's Classic... reimagined.





Festival Weekend

Our Festival Weekend (May 12-13) will feature readings, panels and parties! You don't have to be a playwright, actor, or director to join the fun... all are welcome! Staged Readings and Panels during Festival Weekend are FREE to the public, all we ask is that you RSVP online. (Performances of WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?, MAN IN LOVE, and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA are paid, ticketed events.)



Friday Saturday

10 am, Staged Reading:
Welcome to Fear City  by Kara Lee Corthron

FREE event
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12:00-12:30pm, Lunch for all participants

1-2pm, Kick-Off Festival Luncheon

12:30-1:30pm, Panel Discussion

FREE event
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2-3:30pm, Panel Discussion

FREE event
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2pm Copaken Stage Performance,
Man in Love  by Christina Anderson

TICKETED event

4pm, Staged Reading
Freedom Summer  by Ricardo Khan with The UMKC Theatre

FREE event
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4pm, Staged Reading
Brother Toad  by Nathan Louis Jackson

FREE event
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6pm, Opening Plenary

7pm, Welcome Drinks

7:30pm, Spencer Theatre Performance:
Anthony & Cleopatra  translated & adapted by Christopher Chen

TICKETED event

7:30pm, Spencer Theatre Performance:
Anthony & Cleopatra  translated & adapted by Christopher Chen

TICKETED event

8pm Copaken Stage Performance,
Man in Love  by Christina Anderson

TICKETED event

8pm, Copaken Stage Performance
What Would Crazy Horse Do?  by Larissa FastHorse

TICKETED event

9:30pm, Spencer Theatre: PARTY! Desserts and OriginKC Signature Cocktail