CONTACT US

1060 Union Ave, in the West Bottoms, Kansas City, MO 64101

(816) 809-7110 / Heidi@Fishtanktheatre.com

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

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WHAT WE DO

Fishtank Theatre’s mission is to nurture the development of new work and inspire theatrical entrepreurship. Material performed at the Fishtank is fresh, its content progressive, and its writers and performers embrace risk and question traditional notions of failure and success.

The Fishtank provides space to create, edit and debut ideas in workshops, performances, and professional development seminars.

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR HEIDI VAN

Heidi Van is an actor, creator and producer of contemporary experimental live theatre. She is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Fishtank Theatre, a generator of new theatrical work, theatrical activism, and artist entreprenuership.  

 

"A stalwart of the alternative theatre scene" (THE PITCH) Heidi challenges the way theatre meets its audience; installing performances in windows, on sidewalks, at prison, in a lingere shop, an abandoned church - anywhere but expected.

 

​Recent directing credits include The Wolves (Unicorn Theatre) My Fair Lady (Musical Theatre Heritage), Elegy For A Lady (Fishtank Theatre for OPEN SPACES) Project Dawn (UNICORN THEATRE), Belfast Girls, Dry Land, Death By Shakespeare (original work) (FISHTANK THEATRE), The Cat in the Hat (COTERIE THEATRE) Motherfreakinghood! The Musical! (MOONSHINE VARIETY CO).

 

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Nomad Hotel (UNICORN THEATRE).

DIRECTING: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, (THE COTERIE).

 

Van is a recipient of the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Fellowship, Arts KC Fund Inspriation Grant and a proud recipient of the Robert Ra​uschenberg Foundation SEED Grant.

Heidi Van

      - 2010 KC Mastermind

      - KCArtists Fund Grant Recipient

      - Charlotte Street Outstanding Generative
        Performing Artist Finalist

 

Lisa Cordes for Prop 8 On Trial

      - Rocket Grant

      - KCArtists Fund Grant Recipient

 

Damian Torres-Botello and Jeremy Lillig

      - CSJA Grant (for international research on

        poverty and subsequent play)

AWARDS RECEIVED BY FISHTANK RESIDENTS: