Fiction is one of the most powerful ways that we absorb societal cues that can shape our character. How many characters do you carry with you long after, maybe even years after, you’ve finished reading their story? How do characters, often very different from us, stay vital in our bodies and experiences?

Inscribed, by Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre, is a dance that explores what happens when we see reality and cannot look away – when we find a truth we cannot escape.  Four dancers, taking their cue from literature, enliven the library spaces.  Moving from the 4th floor, through the Grand Reading Room, and into Kirk Hall, the characters journey through discovery, understanding, communication, and community.  Inscribed is performed by Maura Garcia, Ilana Silverstein, Paco Vitug, and Jeramy Zimmerman, with Jon Johnson.  Music by Michael Oshiver and Heather Thornton.

Time & Location

Friday, August 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
First Fridays, Art Starts at the Library
Kansas City Public Library Central Library , 14 W 10th St.
Performance will move through the book stacks, culminating in Kirk Hall


Jeramy Zimmerman is the founder and Director of CatScratch Theatre, a scrappy band of misfit dancers. She spent her formative years in Kansas City, but spent most of her adult life in New York City and Washington DC, where she performed, made dances, and created opportunities for other artists by producing dance festivals and performance series. She holds a BFA from Stephens College and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, both in dance. In 2016, Jeramy returned to Kansas City and is excited to be part of the expanding performing arts world in her hometown.

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