Spoken Word

The Wendigo

Mike Speller Show Information: In this adaptation of the Algernon Blackwood story, four hunters go into the Canadian wilderness and become hunted & haunted by a supernatural ‘legend.’ Mike Speller returns to the KC Fringe with his one-man interpretation of another gothic horror tale…Almost everyone survived his last visit. Venue Musical Theatre Heritage – Stage…

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Dirty Birdie Story Hour 2

Susanna Lee / Lucky DeLuxe Show Information: Dirty Birdie Story Hour is a storytelling celebration of deviance. It’s an evening of true, personal stories all themed around deviance (all kinds, not only sexual). Show creator and host, Susanna Lee, hand-picks professional entertainers, as well as other interesting and relevant people to share their darkest secrets, and…

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Another Year Closer to Death

Emily Kzany Show Information: Darkness arrives in Kansas City as teenage goth, Emily Kzany, emerges from the shadows to share her pain and poetry. Hailing from Yukon, Oklahoma (birthplace of Garth Brooks), Kzany’s “cutting” edge poems are inspired by cemetery picnics and sleepovers at the local detention center. This interactive show includes a goth haiku…

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From Alphabet Street to When Doves Cry: 99 Haikus About Prince

Michael Shaeffer Show Information: Come see the artist MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL magazine calls “inexplicable, but totally hilarious.” National Poetry Slam performer and pop-culture maven Michael Shaeffer flies in from Alaska to perform a funkadelic and deliriously fun tribute to Prince’s music, movies, covers, and lovers–seventeen syllables at a time! What’s your favorite Prince song? What’s your…

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Beginnings from an End

QUIRK Show Information: Our choices build the foundations of our lives. Three women, three choices- each one building her life. Beginnings follows the progression of reproductive rights since Roe v Wade, and examines the impact of the right to choose on the lives of three women and their families. Venue Westport Coffee House 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City,…

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Write to Me

Stephanie Roberts/ Slow Burn Productions Show Information: From the creator of the acclaimed Boom! An International Lost and Found Family Marching Band, and Mask of the Broken Heart, Write to Me is a love letter to letter-writing. Inspired by a box of 200 received letters, Stephanie Roberts dares to reach across the divide of time and…

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The Mosquito Radio Hour III. Third Times the Harm…

A Swarm of Talent Show Information: We are back and we are still NOT THE MOTH.  Each night, a different swarm of talent  will share tales of stings, bites, irritations, and bumps in life. Think your life sucks?  Come spend the evening with us…and wear protection. July 21 at 6:30:  Share your own 5 min. story/poem…

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Prove Me Wrong

Nick Nickerson Show Information: I recently had an “epissany” that changed my life. It was an awful revelation around white privilege and personal racism that left me stunned, then pissed. I was convinced that what I’d realized couldn’t be true so I went off to prove myself wrong. Annoyingly, over the next several months, all…

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Mama’s Boy

Blake Friis Show Information: Blake Friis grew up a proud, self-proclaimed mama’s boy. His mother was smart, funny, and the toughest person in town. After a devastating car accident, she made a recovery that exceeded everyone’s expectations…except her own. Three days after Blake’s 13th birthday, she ended her life. Set to original Americana music by…

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