The Kansas City theater community knows Douglas Taylor for his 30-year run as head of Theater Technical Production for Missouri Repertory Theatre (now KC Rep), where he was the all-around go-to guy for stage design and management, construction, lighting, sound and maintenance. On productions ranging from “Hamlet” to “A Christmas Carol.”
“Our focus is on artists as artists, not artists with disabilities,” says Kansas City artist Jillian Youngbird, community outreach and media coordinator for Imagine That! a creative home for nearly 60 area artists with developmental disabilities. Founded in 2012 by Resources for Human Development, a national human services nonprofit, Imagine That! maintains a multi-faceted space in the Crossroads Arts District, with studios for printmaking, photography, ceramics and fiber projects, as well as a fully equipped music and recording studio.
You need to peel your eyes to home in on the arts vibe at 3314 Roanoke Road. This used to be a plumbing supply company. A squat, cinderblock-and-brick building stands out front, flanked by warehouse buildings and loading docks in back. But a sign on the front door says “EGAWA-ZBRYK.” That refers to Rie Egawa […]
Life in America is inherently political. Especially so if your heritage is indigenous to this land. The upcoming Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibit “(RE)CLAIM” features contemporary works by American Indian artists that explore identity, borders, bloodlines and our complex shared history. Hayk Badalyan curated the exhibit. The 22-year-old 2016-18 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow said that […]
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.
In the future, will people still have sex? How will we form our sexual identities? As the popular slogans say: “The Future is Female” and “The Future is Queer,” but what place will masculinity have in our brave new world? Benjamin Rosenthal’s videos and installations are a fascinating dive into hypothetical futures and the ever-changing course of human sexuality.