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On December 4, 2016, Whim was proud to produce a Kansas City edition of After Orlando at The Fishtank Theatre. After Orlando is an international theatre action in response to the Pulse nightclub shooting, June 12, 2016. The plays were curated by Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder).

We included the following plays:

I hear gunshots // Oigo disparos by Brian James Polak. Directed by Kevin King
Everybody Gets a Stick by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Directed by Pete Bakely
After Orlando by Oliver Mayer
The Human Traces by Anders Lustgarten. Directed by Kevin King
6 Months Later by Kevin King*. Directed by Pete Bakely
Claim by Ken Urban. Directed by Andi Meyer
Where the Hope Goes by  Cecilia Copeland
Gone Silent by Jennifer Maisel. Directed by Mauricio Miranda
Pulse by Arturo Soria. Directed by Andi Meyer
Fun Fact by Neil LaBute. Directed by Pete Bakely
Before the Club by Pete Bakely*. Directed by Kevin King
Today is a Good Day by Katie Pearl. Directed by Kevin King

The cast included:
Freddy Acevedo
Erika Lynnette Baker
Maria Vasquez Boyd
Richard J. Burt
Lisa Marie Evans
Lucky Garcia
Khalif Gillett
Merrique Jenson
Kevin King
Mauricio Miranda
Christopher Steinauer

All proceeds from the event went to the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project. The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) provides dedicated services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth and adults, throughout Missouri and Kansas, who have experienced trauma, violence, harassment or neglect. Through direct advocacy, professional training and community education, they work to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crimes.

* indicates script was written specifically for this production