KCRep for All

Mar 7Mar 17, 2024
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Nina Simone: Four Women Community Tour

KCRep for All brings the magic of live theatre to you! Presenting free world-class theatre throughout Kansas City, KCRep for All is our community tour. You’ll see the same stories from our stages come to life in community centers, public libraries, and senior centers throughout our region. Performing the same script as seen on our mainstages, the show is re-staged and re-imagined to be performed for you in your neighborhood.

KCRep for All breaks down economic and geographic barriers and makes our theatre walls more permeable as we travel across Kansas City to meet people where they are. This program is inspired by The Old Globe’s Globe for All program in San Diego.

2023-24: Nina Simone: Four Women

Written by: Christina Ham
Directed by: Malkia Stampley
Co-Produced with Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Described as “riveting, relevant and oh so real” (Broadway World), this deeply personal play with music imagines how the iconic chanteuse gave voice to countless Black women fighting to overcome stereotypes and racism.

Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs, “Four Women”, to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing. This play with music includes some of Nina Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam” and “Young, Gifted, and Black” to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing.

2024 Tour Stops

Thurs., March 7, 1:00 p.m.
Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130

Fri., March 8, 6:00 p.m.
Beatrice Lee Community Center
1310 N. 10th St., Kansas City, KS 66101

Sat, March 9, 6:00 p.m.
Central Library
14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
ASL Interpreted

Sun., March 10, 7:00 p.m.
American Jazz Museum
1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Wed., March 13, 6:00 p.m.
Lucile H. Bluford Branch Library
3050 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO 64128

Thurs., March 14, 6:00 p.m.
West Wyandotte Library
1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas 66112

Fri., March 15, 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch Library
6000 Wilson Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 64123

Sat., March 16, 1:00 p.m.
Healing House
112 N. Elmwood Kansas City, MO 64123

Sat., March 16, 6:00 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum
3700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64130

Sun., March 17, 2:00 p.m.
Mattie Rhodes Cultural Center
1701 Jarboe, Kansas City, MO 64108

A free community meal will be provided at 12:00pm before the 1:00pm, Saturday, March 16th performance at Healing House. We are also visiting Veteran’s Community Project and Morning Star Youth and Family Life Center for private performances for their community members.

 

Tour History

21/22
The Royale
by Marco Ramirez

22/23
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
by Christina Anderson

23/24
Nina Simone: Four Women
by Christina Ham

Tour Merch

Wear your KCRep for All pride on your sleeve! Visit our online store to pick up a tour shirt, hoodie, or long-sleeve pullover. Each purchase goes to support programs like future community tours!

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Thanks to our 2024 tour sponsors

Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts - Commerce Bank, Trustee
National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Additional support provided by

Thanks to our 2024 community partners

Photo credit: (top) Tiffany Yvonne Cox, Meredith Noel, and Chioma Anyanwu performing for community members at Morning Star Youth and Family Life Center during the 2023 KCRep for All tour. Photo by Kenney Ellison

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