July 9, 2012

4PLAY- Don't Skip it at KC Fringe Festival

CONTACT PERSON & Stage Manager Michelle T Johnson
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Kansas City Playwrights' League, and
The 8th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival present
The World Premiere of
4Play- Don't Skip It

Directed by Vick Vodrey; Stage Manager: Michelle T Johnson
At Metropolitan Ensemble Theater (3614 Main, St, KCMO):
Friday July 20 @ 8pm; Saturday July 21 @ 9:30pm;
Sunday July 22 @ 2pm; Wednesday July 25 @ 6pm;
Friday July 27 @ 11pm; & Saturday July 28 @ 6:30 pm.

Four original plays by Kansas City Playwrights: A Matter of Faith,
by Jose Faus; As The Guiding Light Turns, by Michelle T Johnson;
A Perfect 89, by Ken Buch and Breeding Stock, by Jack Phillips.
Directed by Vicki Vodrey with a brilliant cast of local actors. Four
views of life, examining intimate aspects of human nature:
tender, romantic, irreverent, twisted, funny, sweet, passionate
and defiant. Whatever you do- Don't skip 4PLAY. (60 min PG 14
adult situations)

Playwright José Faus is a founding member of the Latino Writers
Collective. His work appears in the anthologies, "Primera Pagina:
Poetry from the Latino Heartland" and "Cuentos del Centro:
Stories from the Latino Heartland," and forthcoming "In the
black/In the red," Raritan, and Dicho online magazine. He is the
2011 winner of Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange
Award. He is a winner of a 2012 Rocket Grant and a member of
KC Playwrights

Michelle T. Johnson is a storyteller. Sometimes the stories are
true, sometimes they are all made up. As a former news reporter,
former employment attorney, author of three books on
workplace diversity and as the "Diversity Diva," she tells true
stories. As a mystery writer and a playwright she just makes
stories up. Her play "No Other Way" was in the 2011 "Six By Ten
Festival" at the Barn Players Community Theatre of Mission,
Kansas and she has lots more made up stories to tell in her

Ken Buch attended the 2011 Playwrights' Intensive given by the
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City, MO. In 2010,
Prospero's Books of Kansas City sponsored a record-setting
120-hour poetry reading in which he was invited to read some of
his own, original works. He writes and presents lectures on
Jungian Psychology for the Kansas City Friends of Jung. He holds
a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace

Playwright, Jack Phillips, is known for offbeat humor and witty
song lyrics (sometimes very, very clever- Robert Trussell, Kansas
City Star). Phillips writes satirical songs in the style of Tom
Lehrer and Mark Russell. In 2010 Phillips songs were presented
in a musical revue: The US and THEM REUNION. Ron Simonian's
2011 horror musical, The Slasher Kings, opened with Phillips
playing the piano and singing his funny songs. He is the founder
of The Relatedness Project: to have people accept and appreciate
that all human beings are profoundly related. His current
strategy is called Global Transformation Through Funny Songs.
He is a member of the Kansas City Playwrights' League.

Director Vicki Vodrey's play TREMBLES was a winner of the
Gorilla Theatre Playwriting Competition. Her play HANKY PANKY
was a top-rated play at the 2010 KC Fringe Festival and placed in
the top ten in the TRU Voices Playwriting Competition. HANKY
PANKY was also a selection in last season's Midtown
International Theatre Festival, and was nominated for three MITF
Awards. Vicki is honored to be one of the five playwrights to
compete on the first round of PROJECT PLAYWRIGHT. She has
also worked as an actor and acting coach in KC, NY and LA. She
is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Dramatists'

The 8th Annual KC Fringe Festival is Kansas City's premiere
cultural arts festival and runs July 19 - 29th, 2012. The 11-day
festival is jam-packed with live theater, dance, burlesque,
performance art, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, storytelling,
film and fashion. Tickets and information online at:

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