Heidi Van http://kcur.org en KC Fringe Festival Inspires Creative Challenges http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-festival-inspires-creative-challenges <p></p><p>This year’s <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe Festival</a> includes dance, theater, visual arts, spoken word, fashion, and film; in 11 days, there are just over 360 shows in 19 venues.</p><p>Artists often describe Fringe as an opportunity to take on new roles: to direct, to write, to produce. But sometimes, it's also a chance to have some fun.</p><p><strong>Connecting to the Kansas City theater community</strong></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 40455 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Festival Inspires Creative Challenges The Fishtank Stages Arthur Miller Play In Birdies http://kcur.org/post/fishtank-stages-arthur-miller-play-birdies <p>On some occasions, a play calls out to be staged somewhere other than a theater. For example, last year, a production of William&nbsp;Inge's "Bus Stop,"&nbsp; which is set in a diner,<a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/bus-stop-staged-lees-summit-eatery"> was performed in one in Lee's Summit</a>.&nbsp; This weekend, an Arthur Miller one-act about a man shopping for intimate apparel for his mistress will be mounted in a Crossroads boutique that specializes in that kind of women's wear. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 34106 at http://kcur.org The Fishtank Stages Arthur Miller Play In Birdies 2012 Charlotte Street Fellows Inspired To Collaborate http://kcur.org/post/2012-charlotte-street-fellows-inspired-collaborate <p>Since 2008, the <a href="http://www.CharlotteStreet.org">Charlotte Street Foundation </a>has recognized creative Kansas Citians who, within their various genres, consistently produce original and innovative work that often falls outside the mainstream.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:44:03 +0000 Steve Walker 23186 at http://kcur.org 2012 Charlotte Street Fellows Inspired To Collaborate New Charlotte Street Award Fellows: Patrick Conway & Heidi Van http://kcur.org/post/new-charlotte-street-award-fellows-patrick-conway-heidi-van <p><a href="http://www.charlottestreet.org/">Charlotte Street Foundation</a> recently announced two artists, Heidi Van and Patrick Alonzo Conway, were selected as this year&#39;s 2012 Generative Performing Artists Award Fellows. Wed, 09 May 2012 18:30:15 +0000 Laura Spencer 17380 at http://kcur.org New Charlotte Street Award Fellows: Patrick Conway & Heidi Van "Bump" Brings Faux Celebrity Back to The Fishtank http://kcur.org/post/bump-brings-faux-celebrity-back-fishtank <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7e9877d30e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7e9877d30e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7e9877d30e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-992294.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – When President Obama announced two weeks ago that the United States would be withdrawing troops from Iraq by the end of the year, the other top news trending that week was that Lindsay Lohan would be posing for Playboy. The fact that the latter story garnered as much attention as the former didn't escape a trio of local theater artists who are returning to The Fishtank with a new play featuring the fictional troubled celebrity whose Kansas City debut last winter left her desperate for more attention.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:57:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2335 at http://kcur.org "Bump" Brings Faux Celebrity Back to The Fishtank KC Fringe Festival Presents Clown Ballet with a Serious Message http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-festival-presents-clown-ballet-serious-message <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7e0f0b0675-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7e0f0b0675-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7e0f0b0675-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-734280.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – EXTENDED RUN: August 1 - 3, American Heartland Theatre. At performance spaces throughout the city, over 50 events make up this year's <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe Festival</a>, a celebration of the off-beat, nontraditional, and avant-garde.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:55:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1225 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Festival Presents Clown Ballet with a Serious Message