A Bird of Prey

Teen Open Mic to Follow

Written by Jim Grimsley
Directed by Nancy Marcy and Melody Butler
Featuring an acting team from The Coterie's master classes and alumni

Monty has just arrived at a new school in a dangerous city where cruelty thrives among his peers. At home, his life isn’t good due to his father; at school he’s ridiculed for carrying a Bible. Monty’s one friend, Thacker, is a rebellious outsider who pulls the both of them into an overwhelming dilemma. Thirteen teenagers tackle mature themes and explicit language to tell the gripping story.
Following each performance of A Bird of Prey at the Westport Coffeehouse, any teen who wants to bring slam poetry, spoken word, or song is invited to the Teen Open Mic Night.  Themes dealing with the topics of exclusion, violence, and community are encouraged. Teens need a Fringe button, but no admission fee is required (for the open mic portion, which is 30 minutes). Please sign up as you enter the Westport Coffeehouse. 
60-minute play requires ticket and Fringe button.
30-minute OPEN MIC requires Fringe button only.
Rated PG-13
TICKETS $10.00 available through

(plus one-time $5.00 purchase of a Fringe Festival Button which helps keep the festival going)

Available at every performance venue and at Fringe Central, the 2016 Festival Button allows you to purchase tickets to any Fringe show over the 11 day festival, and includes entrance to free events at Fringe Central, Fringe Binge, Visual Fringe, and comes with discounts to local businesses. Since all ticket revenues go to the artists and venues, proceeds from button sales help fund the annual festival.

Performance Information

Performances held at
Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO

Saturday, July 23 - 3:30 pm 
OPEN MIC begins at 4:30 pm 
Sunday, July 24 - 6:30 pm 
OPEN MIC begins at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 27 - 6:30 pm 
OPEN MIC begins at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 29 - 8:00pm 
OPEN MIC begins at 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 30 - 3:30pm 
OPEN MIC begins at 4:30 pm

Company:  Allison Banks, Reilly Donnelly, Sonny Erstad, Callie Fabac, Bre Jacobs, De'Auan McClaine, Carly McDonald, Bethany Miscannon, Evan Phillips, Colton Richards, Cameron Smith, Andrew Stout, B.J. Sudhoff, Hannah Thompson, Leah Wilczewski.  Direction and stage management by: Nancy Marcy, Melody Butler, Beth Gasser, John Alden.