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Fire in the Heart

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.

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Directed by Deborah Allen and Delores Burgess

An uplifting celebratory evening of Gospel, Hip Hop, Classical Music, Poetry, Film, Spoken Word.

FIRE IN THE HEART shows how the arts can help us process, heal, and transcend traumatic events, whether they be in our own lives or the lives of others while entertaining and enriching us at the same time.

An evening of performance that includes 20 plus performers speaking in the art forms that gave them the strength and inspiration they needed to rise above traumatic circumstances in their own lives. A community of artists committed to changing the way we experience trauma and strengthening community resilience. The two-hour production includes gospel, hip-hop, classical music, dance, poetry, film theater and autobiography.


  • Deborah Allen

  • Delores Burgess

  • Lisa Lancaster

  • Brittney Buffo

  • Anjali Tata Hudson

  • Stephan Terry

  • Tom North

  • Peter Van Veldhuizen

  • Rabbi Javier Cattapan, singer

  • Jose Faus

  • Judith Schmidt

  • Aimee Larabee

  • Jaeda Dickens

  • Tyrone Aiken 
    Friends of Alvin Ailey KC

  • Second Missionary Baptist Church Choir

  • Max Levy, saxophone

To learn more about the performers and their stories click here.

Assisted Listening devices will be available for all performances. 


Community Partners

















Arts & Ageing KC
Arts in Prison
Interurban ArtHouse
Faith Always Wins Foundation
Johnson County Sheriff
KC Mothers in Charge
Poetry for Personal Power
Second Missionary Baptist Church
Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Kansas Art Therapy Association
JFS - Jewish Family Services
Suicide Awareness Survivor Support
Susan G. Komen
UMKC Women’s Center

















Questions? Comments? Contact the Box Office at (913) 327.8054 or via e-mail >


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