Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Help Yourself

"Help Yourself," a new play by David Wayne Reed, is a dark comedy opening at Charlotte Street’s Paragraph Gallery on January 16, 2015. The play depicts the impact of a self-help seminar delivered by guru Gabe Newland on a group of attendees, drastically changing their lives over the course of a weekend. Help Yourself explores the infinite economy of self-help, restless ambition, and the aftermath of personal change. The show stars Teri Adams, Kyle Dyck, Stefanie Stevens and Jeff Smith. David Wayne Reed directs. 

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, January 16, 2015
SHOW TIMES: Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
VENUE: Paragraph Gallery, 23 E. 12th Street KCMO
SHOW RUNS Jan 16-February 2, 11 shows total
TICKETS: $20 http://helpyourself.brownpapertickets.com/ There will be tickets at the door (when available). 

The Show: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2014/12/help-yourself/
Charlotte Street: http://www.charlottestreet.org/

Monday, March 17, 2014

Parade Route Debuts This Saturday at Paragraph Gallery

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present Parade Route, a one-week collaboration with Studio Residents and KCEMA - Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance. Parade Route is a new work by David Wayne Reed in collaboration with composer Simon Fink for KCEMA - Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance. This multimedia storytelling experience chronicles Kansas mythologies, the divide between nature and nurture, the journey to gay pride and the influences of Superman, Reba McEntire and Fred Phelps; part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series at Paragraph Gallery.

DATE: March 22, 2014
TIME: 7:30pm
VENUE: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: David Wayne Reed, Simon Fink, Luke Russell, and Annie Woodfill

The Artists + Performance: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2014/02/time-and-memory/
Charlotte Street: www.charlottestreet.org

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I'm going to be in a museum!

Monday, December 16, 2013


stag.  DWR 2013 

Stag is a collection of twelve stories.  Perfect for a stocking stuffer!


Holding Still, Socialite Darwinism, Elfin Boots, Outside the Box, Cul de Sac, Redo, The Cherub, Attention Must Be Paid, Delicious Closet Queen, Taking Laps, King George River and Low Expectations.

Buy now!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Interview-The Outrider

In this episode I talk with playwright, essayist, columnist, actor, director, and former college roommate, David Wayne Reed. David was a columnist for the Liberty Press in Kansas City as well as KC Magazine (now This is KC). He’s written several stage plays, including Mother Trucker and Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, which he also directed. While attending a month-long artist residency at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, he wrote and presented his one man show “Jolly Rancher,” which he is currently turning into a memoir about growing up a gay farm kid in the middle of Kansas. Some of the pieces from that memoir appeared as columns for Liberty Press and KC Magazine, and one piece, “Taking Laps” was recently published in the fall 2013 issue of Midwestern Gothic. We talk about all of that and more, including plans to sit down for a long overdue drink.