David Sedaris’ hysterical tale of elfin’ woe is a hilarious send-up of his brief, misguided career as a Macy’s elf. Last year’s hit production returns, featuring a hilarious score of twisted holiday favorites against the twisted landscape of Sedaris’s unmatched wit. The Santaland Diaries skewers our sentimental love of all things Christmas—in a production that has become a beloved part of KC Rep’s annual celebration of the darker side of the holidays.
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at Copaken Stage
Q & A
Making the Play
Meet the Cast & Company
About the writer
David Sedaris has become one of America 's pre-eminent humor writers. Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as collections of personal essays: "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," and "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," each of which became immediate bestsellers. He was named by Time magazine as "Humorist of the Year" in 2001. In 2008, the audio version of his book "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category.
About the director
Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, was the founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre (AFT) (1995-2008), and is a writer, director and producer. Original projects include Venice (KC Rep, Center Theatre Group-LA, upcoming Public Theater-NYC, “Best Musical of 2010”–TIME Magazine); Wedding Play (Steppenwolf/AFT, Jefferson nomination); Winesburg, Ohio (Steppenwolf, AFT-Jeff Award); Arden Theatre Company-Philadelphia, Barrymore Award; KC Rep); Clay (AFT, Lookingglass Theatre-Chicago, Center Theatre Group, KC Rep, Lincoln Center, LCT3-Drama Desk Nomination, Jeff Award); and Undone, Whitman and Dream Boy (Jeff Award, several productions across the country).
KC Rep: TheDiary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, Stillwater, Hair: Retrospection, Santaland Diaries (2013, 2014, 2015)....read more
Shanna shares her insight to the character she plays: “Nothing says Christmas like jamming on a ukulele and telling ridiculous...read more
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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