Sunday, September 20, 2009

Arts or Crafts

One Time Productions along with Kansas City Art Institute
By Rob Roznowski

A new play and Kansas City debut

October 1-3 and 5-11, 2009
(no performance on October 4)
All performances start at 7:30p.m.
Preview performances on September 29 & 30, 2009

To make a reservation: e-mail

At the
H&R Block Artspace
16 E. 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Arts Or Crafts is a play that consists of a collection of original scenes ranging from the hilarious to the disturbing, this Kansas City Premiere explores censorship and snobbery involved in judging the artistic. From early Greek architecture to Katie Holmes’ Broadway appearance in All My Sons —nothing is sacred in this biting and incisive new work.

CAST: Chioma Anyanwu, Teisha M. Bankston, Janet Henry, Mark Manning, Joel Moses and Ben Orscheln

Rob Roznowski is currently the Head of Acting and Directing at Michigan State University. He served as the National Outreach and Education Coordinator for Actors' Equity Association (the union for Actors and Stage Managers.) during his time there he created numerous nationally-accepted programs and materials used for prospective and established members of the 45,000 member union. As an actor, Rob has appeared at the Long Wharf Theatre, the Goodspeed Opera House and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre as well as numerous off-Broadway productions. He was an original cast member of the New York and Los Angeles productions of the long-running musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and can be heard on the recording of that show. He has co-directed and written several award-winning short and feature-length films. He has directed many musicals and plays of varying styles nationally. As an educator, Rob served on the faculty of Manhattan Marymount College, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, SUNY/Stony Brook and Stephens College where he received the "Distinguished Teaching Award" conferred by both students and faculty. His play Arts or Crafts received the "Best New Play" Pulsar Award from Michigan Critics and was chosen as the closing night selection for the Regional Kennedy Center Region III Conference in Milwaukee. Rob is currently working on a play exploring technology and loneliness.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5 for KCAI students with valid I.D. and $7 for students. Preview performances on September September 29th and 30th open to all students for $5.00.

The playwright, Rob Roznowski will be coming in from Michigan for this production, and we will be having a talk-back with the audience immediately following the October 3rd performance.

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