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Artists of all disciplines and others interested in contemporary culture-making should not miss two highly relevant lectures by visiting playwright, actor and teacher Aaron Landsman, at la Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street, on May 2 and May 3, 7pm each night. Landman’s talks are part of the KCArtistLink series, which brings experts from across the nation to discuss innovative ideas and opportunities for the diverse community of Kansas City artists.  REGISTER NOW.

Landman’s original site-specific performance works include: Appointment, an ongoing series of collaborative works created for one audience member, performed in working offices all over the world (so far Oslo, Chicago, Detroit, New York – upcoming in Austin and Berlin); Open House, commissioned by The Foundry Theatre in New York and presented in 24 New York City apartments, from a squat in Bushwick to a multimillionaire’s loft overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge; Love Story, an audio walk and gallery monologue presented at Austin’s FuseBox Festival; What You’ve Done, a co-production between Houston’s DiverseWorks Art Space and Project Row Houses; and Desk, performed in an abandoned midtown office.

In Community Engagement for Performers & Writers on May 2, 7pm, Landsman will talk about his work as a theater maker, actor and advocate, and offer tools and practices for engaging communities in the development of new experimental performance.

In Fundraising & Strategic Planning for Artists of All Disciplines on May 3, 7pm, Landsman will give an overview of some of the soundest ways to bring more resources to your work, place each project within the context of long-term goals, and ground your artistic production in a life that satisfies you. The workshop includes some basic principles that apply to any kind of fundraising, as well as some specifics for bringing in individual contributors, co-producers and other innovative strategies.

For questions regarding this event, contact Elaine McMilian at 816-235-6769 or email at [email protected]. As seating for this event is limited, advance registration is required. For more information about Aaron Landsman, visit

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