Theatre in the Park is thrilled to announce the...

Its movie time!TIP’s Innovative Theatre Challenge invites playwrights from across the Kansas City Metro area to submit new work that will compete to be our FIRST EVER new production in our 50-year history! 

The chosen piece will be workshopped, fully produced and performed for a virtual audience in December of 2020.  The Innovative Theatre Challenge will replace our productions of “Always…Patsy Cline” and “A Year With Frog and Toad” at TIP Indoor in the Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.  During a year that has been like no other theatre has ever seen, all of us at TIP are eager to move forward with a brand-new idea that will allow for the exploration of producing theatre in the current world.

Tim Bair, TIP's Producing Artistic Director, will direct the Innovative Theatre Challenge winning script and TIP staff will work with the playwright to achieve the goal of having the piece published.

“I’m very anxious to see what great things writers in our area can produce. It has been such a dark season for us and this will be an exciting and creative way to bring a little bit of light to our stage. This process will be fast and furious.  We will all need to put on our creative hats!” 

                                    ~Tim Bair

Check out where we are in the process!

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Details coming soon...


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