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Slammed! Reveals Stories of Uncertain Times

photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
Local resident Valerie Phillips is interviewed by Kelly Gibson, MFA Acting student, and Stephanie Roberts, UMKC Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre, August 2009.

A new theatre production called Slammed! explores the impact of the recession through the eyes of local residents. It's inspired by the documentary theatre style of Anna Deveare Smith and the oral histories of Studs Terkel. By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – More than fifty people from the Kansas City area were interviewed for the project, including artists, economists, social workers and corporate executives.

Slammed! KC Speaks Out on the Recession
Previews February 12 - 16
Opens Wednesday, February 17, and runs through Sunday, February 21, 2010
Studio 116
Olson Performing Arts Center
UMKC campus

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