Monday Night Playwright Series

Script-in-hand readings of future hit shows!

Enjoy free staged readings of exciting new works; our Monday Night Playwright Series offers you the chance to experience world-premiere plays before they hit our stages. Join KCRep on select Monday nights during the season and step into the world of a new play as it’s being built. You’ll meet fantastic playwrights whose work electrify stages across the country!

Monday Night Playwright Series events take place in the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge and are always free and open to the public.

The Monday Night Playwright Series is part of our OriginKC: New Works Program. Forwarding Kansas City as a major national center for the development and production of new works, our OriginKC: New Works Program offers playwrights the financial, creative, and artistic resources required to develop vital, diverse, theatrical work.

Past Readings

2019/20 Season

Buried Roots by Michelle Tyrene Johnson
#ROYCE by Darren Canady
Black River Falls by Bryn Magnus
Dinosaur(s) by James Still
Murder Girl by Heidi Armbruster
Village of Vale by John McGrew (Music/Lyrics), Jonathan Karpinos (Book/Lyrics) & Joseph Varca (Book/Lyrics)
FLOOD by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

2018/19 Season

Mermaid by Andrew Rosendorf
Untitled New Play by Bianca Leigh
Handprints by Greta Ogelsby
Damascus by Bennett Fisher
Untitled New Play by Nathan Louis Jackson
the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson

2017/18 Season

The Misdirection of Mr J’s Chil’ren by Jennifer Baker
Frida… A self-portrait by Vanessa Severo
Laid to Rest by Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Redwood by Brittany Allen
Unreliable by Dipika Guha
Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Black Butterflies by Darren Canady

2016/17 Season

Noura by Heather Raffo
Louie Louie and La Dolce Vita by Frank Higgins
Brother Toad by Nathan Louis Jackson
The Fit by Carey Perloff
Holy Laughter by Catherine Trieschmann
On Shoulders Now by Harvey Williams

2015/16 Season

Roof of the World by D. Tucker Smith
Fire in Dreamland by Rinne Groff
Lot’s Wife by Eric Rosen
Untitled by Nathan Louis Jackson
Ontario Was Here by Darren Canady

Script Submission Policy:

Unfortunately, due to the volume of scripts received, we are unable to accept or to respond to unsolicited submissions.  We have strong relationships with new play development centers across the country and we strongly encourage you to pursue relationships directly with these organizations, including Mid-West Dramatists Center (KC), Playwrights’ Center (MN), The Lark (NY), Playwrights Foundation (SF).

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