Friday, December 27, 2019 through Saturday, January 4, 2020

David Wayne Reed (Shelf Life, Jolly Rancher) throws stones and slays giants in his new one-man show, Goliath.

The sexual revelation of WHAM!, to the stars through difficulty with Reba, getting arrested dressed as a super hero, going “straight-edge” on a gay cruise, a porn theatre on the eve of destruction, and an epiphany at the foot of a 66 ft. tall Jesus, DWR takes you on an unexpected journey of biblical proportions.

David’s Goliath is an irreverent and oddly holy journey of sexuality, sobriety, and survival.

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David Wayne Reed (he/him/his) is an actor, writer, director, and producer from Kansas City, Missouri.

Reed is the 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Fellow. He has been awarded a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art, two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC, has won multiple Best of Awards from the Pitch Weekly, and has been Writer-In-Residence at Charlotte Street and Escape to Create.

Reed hosts and produces the popular ‘show and tell’ storytelling series, Shelf Life.

His debut film, Eternal Harvest premiered in 2018 and will become a traveling exhibition through Exhibits USA beginning in 2020. The film has played multiple film festivals including Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Kansas City International Film Festival, Out Here Now, and Covellite International Film Festival.

Reed is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Plays include: Help Yourself, Jolly Rancher, Mother Trucker, Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, Sequoia, and Peggy and Paul at the Post Office in Provincetown.

As an actor, he has appeared at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams International Theatre Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Fishtank Performance Studio, The Living Room, Late Night Theatre, Seaside Repertory Theatre as well as several commercials and Tech N9ne music videos.

Event Details

Friday, December 27, 2019 through Saturday, January 4, 2020


Capsule (1664 Broadway Blvd., KCMO)


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