A Message from Doug Weaver

To My Fellow EARTh-lings,

I will make this as short and sweet as I can. EARTh will keep on spinning. The truth is, we didn't really have a choice. If we hadn't, Kip would have come back and... well, you get the picture. So, in consultation with the inestimable Valerie Martin, and Kaite Stover and the amazing folks at the Kansas City Public Library, we have decided to keep EARTh going. It didn't hurt that every actor I talked with offered to lend a hand to ensure it's continuation.

So... here is our new lineup:


Doug Weaver – Producer/Director

Valerie Martin – Stage Manager

Nancy Marcy – Project Coordinator


There are so many others who help... so many to thank... starting with Claudia Copping, without whom I could not have even considered going on. Tom Lancaster, Jake Walker, Nedra Davis, Bill Warren, and basically every actor who has ever worked with us. And if you haven't yet, don't worry. We just haven't gotten to you yet.

Season information will be coming in short order! Actors... be prepared for a missive coming from Nancy soon... and if you have some thoughts about plays, roles, etc... let me know!

In the words of my friend Kip (He always said from Uncle Wally)... Onwards and Upwards.

Doug Weaver

Producer/Director of Equity Actors Reader's Theatre

2019-2020 Season

Waiting for LeftyWaiting For Lefty by Clifford Odets

September 9, 2019
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

Odets' paean to the working stiff... and to the Unions. Hard nosed, yet humane, this was going to be our very first EARTh play... done in honor of Labor Day.

A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin

November 11, 2019
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

From the creator of The West Wing, the play that brought you “You can't handle the truth!” About loyalty, service, friendship, and honor, this play is being done for Veteran's Day and will have a very diverse cast!

A Child's Christmas in WalesA Child's Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas

December 8, 2019
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

If this isn't already part of your holiday celebration, please make it so. Our third year presenting this beautiful piece, it will be followed by a celebration of our founder, Kip Niven.

The House of Blue LeavesThe House of Blue Leaves by John Guare

February 10, 2020
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

What do you call a play that deals with the deepest of personal pain in a madcap and lunatic manner? This crazy play is about more than just the plight of Artie, Bunny, and Bananas - it is about the late 60's itself!

Saint JoanSaint Joan by George Bernard Shaw

March 16, 2020
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

This masterpiece about Joan of Arc is often called “a tragedy without villains.” Shaw himself said it deals with “what normal men and women find that they must and will do in spite of their intentions.”

The Front PageThe Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

June 1, 2020
KC Public Library – Plaza Branch

One of three plays Kip and I thought to open EARTh with, Front Page is often considered the pinnacle of American comedy. Crude, fast-paced, and sprawling, it is an ode to a bygone era... and newspapers themselves!

EARTh presents its projects under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association’s Stage Reading Guidelines, as supervised by the Kansas City Area Equity Liaison Committee, Sarah LaBarr, President.
Admission is free and seating is first-come, first served.