A new venture in weekly audio programming from local theatre company Kansas City Actors Theatre, Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre presents classic radio theatre performed anew by professional local artists. Episodes will include “Kansas City: 1924,” 10-part original historical drama written by local playwright, actor, and director Forrest Attaway, alongside classic radio plays including Agatha Christie’s “The Case of the Careless Victim,” “A Murderous Revision” from the “Suspense” series, and episodes of the comedy The Bickersons, by Philip Rapp.
Episodes of Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre will feature a range of top local theatre artists, including KCAT core artistic company members Hillary Clemens, Walter Coppage, Nedra Dixon, Brian Paulette, Shawna Peña-Downing, Victor Raider-Wexler, John Rensenhouse, Jan Rogge, Cinnamon Schultz, and Matt Schwader.
Kansas City Actors Theatre is grateful to its individual donors and the season sponsors whose support is assisting with this pivot to socially-distanced, safe theatre for this current season. Among those sponsors are American Theatre Wing, the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation, the Sanford L. and Barbara L. Cohn Foundation, the Ellis Foundation, the Miller-Nichols Foundation, the Griswold Foundation, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, the Richard Stern Foundation, the Schubert Foundation, and Theater League.
About KCAT: Founded in 2004 as a 501(c) (3) organization, Kansas City Actors Theatre’s mission is to showcase the finest talents of Kansas City’s professional theatre community by bringing our audiences exceptional, artist-driven productions of classic and modern classic plays. To accomplish this mission: We are led by a collective of seasoned theatre professionals. We select thought-provoking plays that explore, celebrate, and share what it is to be human with sensitivity, intelligence, and humor. We employ Kansas City artists and artisans and pay them at professional rates. We actively nurture our local artistic community, which in turn makes Kansas City a more vibrant, vital place to live and work.