The Medicine Man (KCART Amplify: BIPOC Edition) [Rebroadcast]

(Starting last week, we will feature reruns of our KCART: Amplify BIPOC series, this week with “The Medicine Man” which originally aired August 6th, 2021.)

KCART is proud to rerun the first radio play of its new “Amplify” series, where young playwrights have the chance to experience the process of producing their radio play from start to finish.

In Vietnam in 1946, the 4th generation medicine man of the Le family receives a visit from the spirit of his father, the previous medicine man, who warns of the danger and the endless war to come. The spirit insists that the medicine man find a successor soon, but with only a daughter left in the family, who could he possibly teach to be the next “medicine man?”

Featuring Vi Tran, Paul Kim, Erika Crane Ricketts, and Ai Vy Bui with direction from Shawna Peña-Downing and sound design by Thomas Newby. Written by Bui Ngoc Hieu, a Vietnamese-American actor, filmmaker, playwright, and student who is currently pursuing a BA in Theatre at UMKC

Among KCART’s program sponsors are the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, the Miller-Nichols Foundation, ArtsKC, the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Theater League, and the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation.

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