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Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Mitch Weber & Michelle Matlock with the KC Fringe Festival, Karen Williams & Pete Ruhl, and comedian Carlos Chamon.
MITCH WEBER Communications Manager & MICHELLE MATLOCK playwrite/performer with the KC Fringe Festival. We have our Fringe Presents show coming up Oct. 6th-15th and we would love to arrange an interview with Michelle Matlock about her show “The Mammy Project,” which will be the headlining show for Fringe Presents.
Fringe Presents The Mammy Project at the Westport Bowery, 817 Westport Rd. Created and performed by Michelle Matlock. The Mammy Project digs up the dirt on the century-old icon of Aunt Jemima. The bandanna’ed superstar of minstrel shows, Hollywood epics, and the breakfast nook is re- imagined from her dark history in the antebellum south, freed from the humiliating role for talented black actresses, and set loose from her pancake box prison on an unsuspecting audience. Michelle Matlock, a character actress and physical comedienne extraordinaire, digs deep into her own experience, American history, and a twisted imagination to deliver a personal, political and ridiculously entertaining exposé. Oct 6, 7, 13, & 14 – 8pm Oct 8 & 15 – 2pm
More info here: https://kcfringe.org/fringe-presents-2023/
KAREN WILLIAMS & PETE RUHL-Two shows open Oct. 6, opening party 5-9pm, the shows run through Oct. 28 with gallery hours Fri. – Sun. 11-2pm.
Local 5529-seven artists, various mediums featuring Pete Ruhl, Martha Dye-Walker, Jim Gubar, Terri Juarez, K. Williams, Ed Pastorini, & James K. Walker
Here’s What’s Missing-Art & stories about tangible & intangible things that went missing featuring Shirley Harryman, Michelle Casillas, Joe Bussell, Lisa Wild Healy, Melissa Wolf, Karen Zuegner, Gary Hodson, Karen Williams, Jo Kyle Morgan, & Gail Williams
5529 Troost Gallery is located at 5529 Troost Ave. KCMO
CARLOS CHAMON is a comedian and writer based out of Kansas City. Born and raised in Bolivia, Carlos uses his perspective as an immigrant to weave observation humor with stream of consciousness storytelling and unexpected turn of phrase comedy. Carlos has shared the stage with the likes of Mark Nomand (Netflix, Comedy Central), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Ian Abramson (Comedy Central), and more.