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LISTEN: Theatrical Productions In Less Than One Minute Each

Hannah Copeland
KCUR 89.3
Actors Heidi Van, Rasheedat Badejo, and Coleman Crenshaw recorded two one-minute plays at KCUR.

Thirty-five local playwrights will capture the mood of Kansas City's present and future at the city's first One-Minute Play Festival this weekend on City Stage at Union Station.

Founded in New York by producing artistic director Dominic D'Andrea, one-minute play festivals have spread all over the country, "with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career," according to the festival's website.

Heidi Van, producer of Kansas City's One-Minute Play Festival, said more than 100 local artists are involved in the 70 consecutive 60-second (or less) plays that make up the production.

Producer Heidi Van (also an actor), as well as actors Rasheedat Badejo and Coleman Crenshaw offered a sneak listen to KCUR listeners — they recorded two of the plays this week at our studios.

He Said She Said by Michelle T. Johnson: 

It’s A Small World by Brian Laurence Buntin: 


The Kansas City One-Minute Play Festivalruns from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at the H&R Block City Stage at Union Station, 30 West Pershing, Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets available online