Spoken Word

Pissing on the Great Wall

Maximum Verbosity Show Information: A cranky Chinese-American returns to the Middle Kingdom in the midst of a new identity crisis. Whether beating the streets of Beijing in pursuit of a stolen backpack or confronting Communism in an Emperor’s tomb, engaging in a battle of wits with overzealous tour guides or performing a pig sacrifice in…

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MamaLogs

Debbie From Show Information: Prepare to be transported on a humorous and heart-warming journey skirting around the topic of motherhood. Whether you’re a mother or you have a mother, come meet an array of characters who share intimate details reflecting varied perspectives on the vastness of parenting and life. A series of adult-themed monologues crafted…

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The Trickster Show

Priscilla Howe Show Information: In a look-Ma-no-hands storytelling show not quite directly from Eastern Europe, storyteller Priscilla Howe brings you imported tricksters, folktales, anecdotes, jokes and language. Bulgarian language. Ridiculous travelogue situations, drool-worthy food descriptions and scatological references may occur. Website: priscillahowe.com Venue The Fishtank 1715 Wyandotte St Kansas City, MO 64108 Show Times July…

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The Mosquito Radio Hour II: The Itching Continues…

A Swarm of Tellers Show Information: It is the second year and we still suck! We will feature artists from River & Prairie Storyweavers, National Storytelling Network, and the Free State Story Slam. We are not The Moth but each night a new swarm of tellers will share stories of irritations, annoyances, and the many…

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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 inspired everyone around her. Then, three days after Blake’s 13th birthday, she ended her life. In this one-man show, set to…

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Life Laid Bare: Confessions of a High School Drama Teacher

Max Brown Show Information: Max takes us from his starring in The Ugly Duckling at age 5 to starring in his own life at 64 – this one man look back at life, love, on stage, off stage, coming out, dating, the AIDS crisis, life and death, being on the 6 o’clock news, travel fiascos,…

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Impenetrable Innocence

Jamie Mayo Show Information: What if the sunshine warming your face, undulating red and orange across your eyelids, slides down a little lower, lights a sweet fire in your belly? What if your fingers, dancing across your friend’s bicep, wander up a little higher, slip tight beneath the hem of her t-shirt sleeve, light a…

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Fairy Tales for Grownups

Laura Packer Show Information: What happens before once upon a time and after happily ever after? Did Beauty really love the Prince or only the Beast? And what’s all that fuss about poisoned apples anyway? Join storyteller Laura Packer for an exploration of the other side of enchantment. No Disney princesses, singing teapots or emasculated…

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Nique Poetry

Nique Show Information: Nique Poetry is the premiere spoken word poetry showcase in the Greater Kansas City area. Within the first of year of being founded, they have already traveled over three different states, and their members have all individually placed and/or won Poetry Slams. This show should not be missed! Visiting artist from Lawrence,…

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