Thursday, September 7, 2017
Source material includes Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Brave New World, The Lottery, Gathering Blue, and The Giver.
Contributing playwrights and theatre devisers are Lindsay Adams, Darren Canady, Teresa Leggard, Jesse Ray Metcalf, Vanessa Severo and Heidi Van.
Performances will be held at The Living Room Theatre, November 16 - 19, 2017.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The Fishtank's new performance 'Liminal State: A Traveler's Guide' delivers an eclectic collection of new theatrical work; modern and experimental, celebrating the body as an expressive tool, vessel for research, and site for social action.
Inspired by Butoh and physical theatre, Liminal State travels the threshold of liminality, or, the in-between, and enforces the importance of the journey. It's visually captivating, viscerally stimulating, and mentally immersive. EXPLORERS WANTED. Directed by Heidi Van & Logan Black.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Directed by Heidi Van
Second Stage, MTH Theatre at Crown Center
“Tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” — New York Times
“Spiegel’s simple, fierce play to put a young woman’s capacity for pain center stage — and the choice feels thrilling, even political.” — Time Out New York
Bever, Emily Ho, Cooper Slater and Joseph Fournier.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
"The African Company Presents Richard III"
Directed by Sidonie Garrett
Produced by The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Fishtank.
Forty years before Lincoln ended slavery, and fifty years before black Americans earned the right to vote, the first black theatrical group, was putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theater to which both blacks and whites audiences flocked. When their competition, Stephen Price, an uptown, Broadway-type impersario, decides to Produce Richard III at the same time, the African company must decide whether to close their doors or “Play on”.
TICKETS: General Admission: $30 (Guaranteed Seating – available online only)
Senior Citizens: $25 at the door
Student: $10 at the door
Teddy Trice as James Hewlett
Rufus Burns as William Henry Brown
George Forbes as Papa Shakespeare
Amber McKinnon as Anne
Meredith Wolfe as Sarah
Andy Perkins as Constable
Ben Auxier as Price
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PRESIDENTIAL BRIEFS by Ry Kincaid
with opening act FIRST LADY PARTS
curated by Heidi Van
7pm First Friday, November 4
7pm Saturday, November 5
7pm Sunday, November 6
7pm Monday, November 7
All TICKETS $10 (clicking ticket tab above will get you to the online box office!)
Presidential Briefs is a one-man musical production, featuring 44 original songs about each and every U.S. President, performed in just under an hour. Composer/performer Ry Kincaid plays a teacher who gives the class a historical, hysterical, bipartisan, and bitchin' lesson on every Commander-in-Chief.
First Lady Parts, curated by Heidi Van, is a brief opening act that pays homage to the women who broke the mold and broke the ceiling!
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BEEN FINN by Phil Kinen
Once again, from the outrageous mind of Phil Kinen, who paired Huck Finn with Peter Pan in last year’s Fringe hit Never Ever After, comes another unconventional Huck Finn tale.
Playing at a variety of "Catch It" Times:
Thursday, November 10, at 7:30pm
Friday, November 11, at 6pm & 9pm
Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm, 5:30pm & 9pm
Sunday, November 13 at 11am, 2pm & 8pm
Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm.
All tickets are $10. See ticket tab above!
BEEN FINN is the story of a middle-aged Huck Finn meeting for the first time his 20-year old bastard son, Benjamin Franklin Rushforth. In their banter of blood lines, imagined friends, lost youth, and kite flying; the estranged pair unearth the ills and inherit sins of their heritage. Father and son desperately seek absolution and reconciliation by the discovery of the one compelling aspect they both mysteriously mirror.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Reserve your tickets HERE!!!
Twice a year The Fishtank works with theatre students on a production that fuses form and idea - this fall we approach ANIMAL FARM with a foundation in commedia dell' arte. Directed by Fishtank Resident Artist Brian Buntin and coached by Commedia scholar Patrick Rippeto, ANIMAL FARM plays this weekend only, Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25.
ANIMAL FARM is a fable with a sting. In this timely allegory you will meet beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for many fearful years. Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm leaves audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own back yard.
THURSDAY 9/22 at 8pm* *Pay what you can
FRIDAY 9/23 at 8pm $15 GA, $10 UMKC
SATURDAY 9/24 AT 8pm $15 GA, $10 UMKC
SUNDAY 9/25 at 2pm $15 GA, $10 UMKC
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
These 2 plays have been playing to full houses and were developed during the Fishtank Internship and Acting Apprenticeship Program. The program and the productions are supported by The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts and a residency at Missouri Bank!
Show times and ticket link below!!!
August 3 - SL at 7pm / YBV at 8:30pm
August 4 - YBV at 7pm / SL at 8:30pm
August 6 - SL at 7pm / YBV at 8:30pm
August 8 - YBV at 7pm / SL at 8:30pm
August 11 - SL at 7pm / YBV at 8:30pm
August 12 - YBV at 7pm / SL at 8:30pm
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Extended to June 1Jeff Church and Heidi Van are teaming up for Marilyn/God at the Fishtank
The Fishtank's fall season opens with "The Insubordinates" featuring 10 minute adaptations of dystopian novels. Source mat...
This weekend only: ANIMAL FARM !!! — The Fishtank and UMKC Theatre present ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell as one of the bi-annual co-prod...
Fishtank original productions "Second Ladies" by Heidi Van & Katherine Gwynn and "Young Black Victorian" by Rashee...