Every month, Kansas City Public Theatre presents new and experimental work in development by area artists as well as work which reflects the unique history and culture of Kansas City, MO. Experience the creation of new work and support area artists as they put new ideas to the stage!
All events are FREE and open to the public.
2021-2022 Theatre Lab
We Are Blood
by Ryan Bernsten
Oct. 2, 2021, PH Coffee
“We Are Blood” explores the demons that live in every family. Set in rural Missouri, the play explores resentments between urban elites and their remote relatives.
by Bethany Vermillion
Dec. 4 2021, PH Coffee
“Heirlooms” centers on a family dealing with the effects of addiction, PTSD, and the trauma of childhood. It explores the complexity of family dynamics and how avoiding hard truths never truly keeps the peace.
by Kevin King
Feb. 5, 2022
The Avocado Tree
By Sofiana Olivera Abalan
April 23, 2022, The Guadalupe Center
1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, KCMO 64108
PRESENTED IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH
Lucia, a brilliant young architect, lives in a Latin American country in social and political upheaval with her father and her young daughter. When the violence in her country escalates, she makes the difficult decision to emigrate to the United States.