Two Kansas City professional companies that traditionally attract the largest summer theater audiences, this year are going in different directions. The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, which scrapped its summer
In February Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced new trustees, changes to its governing board structure and new status as a public charity. The changes were initiated by the museum’s 2017 strategic plan to thoughtfully reflect its diverse community. New board members include Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard, professor emerita of Fine Art/Black Studies at the […]
Representation Matters. It has often been said that the most segregated time in America is Sunday morning. The vast majority of Black churchgoers make their way to Black places of worship, and the vast majority of white Americans make their way to white places of worship. The same can be said for our Hispanic, Asian-American […]
Two Kansas City professional companies that traditionally attract the largest summer theater audiences, this year are going in different directions. The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, which scrapped its summer show last year amid surging COVID-19 infection rates, recently announced that its planned production of “The Tempest” this year was also cancelled. “We were fully […]
I NEED A KIDNEY. Hand-scrawled across an old billboard, this message was written in haste, with no time for niceties like “please” and “thank you.” The crooked black lettering on plain white background stands in stark contrast to the surrounding lush and verdant pastureland. No vivid colors or cartoon characters beckon to passing motorists from […]
Seems not so long ago that I wrote up my first interview with Jeff Church. But in fact, it was 30-plus years ago, just after Church had stepped into the role of artistic director of the Coterie Theatre.