Theatre Lab logoEvery 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.

TO SUBMIT: Send your project idea/play and headshot to kcpublictheatre@gmail.com with the subject “Theatre Lab.”  All performances should be 60-90min in length.

ALL performances through December 2020 will be presented in digital format.

2020-21 Theatre Lab Season:

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by Emma Carter
Sept. 14, 2020

Taylor is the social pariah of her freshman class. Mycah is the new girl. Both seek refuge from the tortures of real life by escaping into books, and when Mycah invites Taylor to join her in an online RPG–Role Play Game–Taylor finds a haven for outcasts like herself who obsess over anime, video games, and fanfiction. But when the politics of high school social dynamics put pressure on Mycah and Taylor’ RL friendship, both stand to lose everything they’ve created and more.

Sofiana OliveraThe Avocado Tree
by Sofiana Olivera Abalan
Oct. 5, 2020

Lucia  Medina, a brilliant  young architect, lives  in  a Latin American country in social and political upheaval  with her  father, Professor Don Francisco and her young   daughter Katia.  She yearns for  a better  life.  When the  violence  in her  country  escalates, Lucia  makes  the difficult decision  to  emigrate to the United States. As  the years  go  by,  Ruben and Lucia  have  to  face  the  unforeseeable consequences  their  choices  forced on   themselves  and  their  families.

 

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by Prisca Jebet Kendagor

KCPublic Resident Playwright
Nov. 2, 2020

Three old church camp friends who once shared a common bond in the faith, now share a common bond in their love for each other. Having explored the sexual tension these three have shared over the years, reality must be faced for some, and dealt with for others. 

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by Aaron Scully
Dec. 7, 2020

Cobb returns home from a four year stint in prison. His early release surprises his family. As the day unfolds we discover the events that led to Cobb’s prison sentence as he tries to reconnect with his family.

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by Em Swenson
Feb. 1, 2021

From her central Florida bedroom, Kelsey sheds her clothes and fulfills fantasies for men around the world. On camera she has no boundaries, but in reality she is incapable of leaving her apartment. Cam Girl boldly exposes the lives of three women working in the sex industry and the bond they share.

The Holy Trinity (Workshop 2) 67802694_2328595900554893_4100855561862512640_o
by Prisca Jebet Kendagor
KCPublic Resident Playwright
Nov. 2, 2020

Three old church camp friends who once shared a common bond in the faith, now share a common bond in their love for each other. Having explored the sexual tension these three have shared over the years, reality must be faced for some, and dealt with for others.


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by Kristy Thomas
April 5, 2021

Kenneth, the head of the household is retired and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Kenneth’s love for football has always been his hold on reality, but soon even the love of the game is fighting against him. As Kenneth forgets, his son Michael tries to balance on the edge of crack addiction, and his wife Karen tries to hold her family together as life still continues to happen. Sometimes it is what we are willing to live without that makes the next breath possible.