Jul 11 2013




Based on the play by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted and Directed by TREVOR BELT
“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows…”
Scott Cox
Jamie Teller
Alice Pollack
Joseph Reece
Lynsey Becher
Adam Henry
Seth Jones
Michael Masterson
Patrick Rippeto
Crystal Mann
Adam Smith
Matt Wright
Matt Sweeten
Thomas Andrew Waller
No island. No fairies. Just Revenge… and the consequences thereof.
Based on the final solo effort by William Shakespeare, Tempest: Shakespeare’s Deathless Revenge Tragedy, is a re-examination of the classic play, stripping it down to its dark and tragic roots. Prospero, the usurped Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, were unjustly cast from the homes, to live a life in exile in a dark and abandoned cell. When those who cast him out of Milan cross his path again, Prospero, with his black magic and assistance from his slave, Ariel, enacts a plot of revenge against the men. But when young Miranda falls in love with the son of the king, Prospero’s plans change. Told in the dreamscape world of a young, modern day bard, Tempest: Shakespeare’s Deathless Tragedy is the ultimate journey to forgiveness, and serves as an allegory for what is truly important in life.
August 9 and 10 – 8 PM
August 11- 3 PM
August 12- 8 PM
August 15-17 – 8 PM
August 18- 3 PM
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central (In Penn Valley Park)
KCMO 64141
$15  General Admission At the door or visit us at:
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Sep 19 2012




by Yasmina Reza
Translation by Christopher Hampton

Directed by TREVOR BELT



How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go on.” This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for BEST PLAY, the 1998 Drama Desk Award for BEST PLAY, and 1996 Olivier Award for BEST COMEDY!

ONLY one week in Kansas City!
November 29- December 2, 2012
8 PM Curtain

3051 Central ( in Penn Valley Park)
Kansas City, MO 64141

Tickets ONLY $10!
For Online Purchases visit This Link

‘Art’ will be presenting not only here in Kansas City, but will be performed at numerous venues throughout Kansas and Missouri as a part of Relevance’s desire for academic outreach beyond the greater Kansas City area.

Upcoming Touring Dates:

Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
December 5th, 2012
Tickets onsale soon for this date.

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Jun 13 2012




A World Premiere Tragedy by Scott Cox

Directed by Trevor Belt


Corbin Hernandez
Chris Roady
Alan Tilson
Patrick Simpson
Lynsey Becher
Scott Cox
Ally Banks
Cindy Seifers
Donovan Kidd
Adam Henry
Adam Smith
Alice Pollack
Elissa Schrader
Dawn Stevenson
Karen Billingsley
Keely Seifers
Deanna Mazdra
Lauren Birdsong
Derek Trautwein
Josh Greene
Lucas Singleton
Thomas Andrew Waller

Based on Euripides’ Bacchae, BUCK HOSS is a compelling and prophetic tragedy about the nature of human spirituality. Set in a backwoods Appalachian mountain community, BUCK HOSS follows the journey of a strange evangelist named Denison, who brings his exuberant Pentecostalism into the Blue Ridge Mountain community, causing a stir amongst the fundamentalists in the town. Upon his arrival, he upsets the world order that one family, The Goddards, has worked for decades to establish. Women, young and old, begin leaving their kitchens for Denison’s promise of ecstatic release in the forest. Fearing that he might lose his congregation to the wild Denison, young preacher man Penrod Goddard rounds up his men, and sets out to restore the values that his ancestors had worked so hard to establish, and to regain his influence over the people. The final confrontation between the two extremists, more alike than not, proves devastating to the community.


Friday 20th – 9:30
Sunday 22nd – 3:30
Monday 23rd – 9:00
Wednesday 25th – 9:00
Thursday 26th – 6:00
Saturday 28th – 8:00

All shows are at the OFF CENTER THEATRE in Crown Center, downtown KCMO!
Tickets: $10 with the purchase of a FRINGE BUTTON!

For more details, visit: www.kcfringe.org

Relevance Productions:
“Bringing Socially Relevant Theatre to the Kansas City area!”

Dec 1 2011


So….. we heard that there is some homeless people rehearsing this wonderful production by Craig Lucas…..

And that they have been rehearsing in the River Market, near the home of SHE&HER PRODUCTIONS, the Rivers Edge theatre….

Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/130883810352575/
For tickets, email relevanceproductions@live.com.

December 1-5, 8-12, 2011

RECKLESS by Craig Lucas


Deanna Mazdra
Adam Henry
Callie Ott
Donovan Kidd
Brandon Case
Lauren Birdsong
Alice Pollack
Lucas Singleton
Scott Cox

Directed by Trevor Belt

Aug 30 2011



A 2008 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama

By Christopher Shinn

A Kansas City Premiere


Directed by TREVOR BELT

The time is July, 2005. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced. A Kansas City premiere, DYING CITY is a staggering and intimate drama about dealing with loss in our post 9/11 world.

“The finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while…” –The New York Observer

1715 Wyandotte
KCMO, 64108

September 22-24, 2011
September 29-October 2, 2011
October 6-10, 2011

$15 General Admission

For Advanced Ticket Sales, click HERE.

Jul 30 2011

Auditions Announced for DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn!

RELEVANCE PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming auditions for the Kansas City Premiere of


by Christopher Shinn

August 7th and 8th, 2011
7-10 PM

Directed by Trevor Belt

The time is July, 2005. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced. DYING CITY is a staggering and simple drama about dealing with grief in our post 9/11 society. 2008 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST FOR DRAMA.

(1m, 1f) w/doubling.

Late 20’s, a therapist and wife of a soldier

Late 20’s, a soldier

Late 20’s, an actor, Craig’s identical twin brother

*One actor plays both the roles of CRAIG and PETER.
*Relevance Productions encourages actors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to audition for DYING CITY.

Auditions will consist of one prepared two minute monologue, as well as a brief reading from a side of the script.

To schedule an audition date and time, please email relevanceproductions@live.com with DYING CITY Auditions in the subject line. Include your name, email, phone number, and preferred audition date, and we will promptly return your email with your audition slot.

Show dates: September 22-24, 29-30, October 1-3, and 6-10. All performances will be at 8:00 PM, at the Fishtank Performance Studio.

Rehearsals will be three weeks prior to the opening of the show, and will typically be Monday through Friday, from 7-10 PM. Dates and times are somewhat flexible, according to the schedules of actors and production team members.

For any additional information, please email Trevor Belt at relevanceproductions@live.com.

RELEVANCE PRODUCTIONS: “Bringing Socially Relevant Theatre to the Kansas City Area!”

Feb 18 2011

THE BEST PLAY OF 2010 Returns to the Stage!


The Return Engagement of
Kansas City’s BEST PLAY OF 2010

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

By Will Eno

Scott Cox as Thom Pain

Directed by Trevor Belt

He’s just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he’ll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Don’t miss this 2005 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama that the New York Times called: “…a small masterpiece.”

“Cox’s voice is rich enough for audio books, and his movements are adeptly measured and executed. His nebbishy Pain demonstrates supreme confidence as he grins, rages and flatters to make you his confidant and his foil… Cox, playing Eno’s chatty Everyman, turned in the kind of magnificent work that no theater company can buy.” -The Pitch

April 14-18, 21-23, 2011
8:00 PM Curtain
The Birdhouse Theatre
1107 Hickory Street
KCMO 64101

$15 General Admission

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Click here for tickets.

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Oct 27 2010

The Dead Guy



The Kansas City Premiere of

The Dead Guy

by Eric Coble

Directed by Trevor Belt

Peter Macy
Laura Jacobs
Brett Alexander
Nicole Hall
Matt Katzenmeier
Jayme Overstreet

The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television. The Catch? At the end of the week…you die.

The Best Part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…”The Dead Guy”? Stay tuned…

“Whether you are entertained or disgusted, Coble’s skillfully woven comedy is a humorous and thoughtful critique on society’s obsession with other people’s realities.” —L.A. Splash

December 15-20, 2010
8:00 PM Curtain

at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
3614 Main Street
KCMO 64111

$15 General Admission Seating
For advanced ticket purchases, click here

Jun 28 2010

Tickets for Thom Pain (based on nothing) now available to purchase online!

Tickets for Thom Pain (based on nothing) are now available for purchase online by credit and debit card. Online tickets are $10, and $.50 of every ticket sold online goes to a charitable organization. Patrons who purchase their tickets online have access to preferred seating. Tickets may be mailed to you or held at Will Call the night of your performance. Online ticket sales will be open until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. Any tickets after 12:00 pm will have to be purchased at the door.

For tickets to THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) starring Scott Cox, click HERE.

Jun 16 2010

THOM PAIN (based on nothing)

The Kansas City Premiere of

The 2005 PULITZER PRIZE Nominated

by Will Eno

Scott Cox as Thom Pain

Directed by Trevor Belt

He’s just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he’ll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Originating at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) is an award-winning and unique theatrical experience not to be missed! Starring Scott Cox (Eubank’s Rocky Horror Show, Relevance Productions’ Waiting for Godot) as Thom Pain.

“Mr. Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation… a small masterpiece.”- The New York Times

July 8-11 and 15-18, 2010
Curtain at 7:30 PM

*** July 10 and July 17 are our RELEVANCE PRODUCTIONS College Nights! Bring your student ID, and get an $8 General Admission Ticket to THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING). The cheapest Theatre ticket in town!

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
3614 Main Street KCMO

$10 General Admission
Tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. Preferred seating goes to online buyers. To purchase tickets online, click here.