BASTARD explores the challenges, sacrifices, and inevitable consequences of the choices made by an artist and his family. Struggles both external and existential define this impactful and fascinating semi-autobiographical new work by writer, musician, and illustrator Tyson Schroeder. This world-premiere kicks off The Living Room’s 8th theatrical season, which will be composed entirely of new works written and performed by Kansas City talents. Directed by Living Room co-founder Shawnna Journagan, Bastard integrates creative visual art into a traditional theatrical setting resulting in a truly affecting and immersive audience experience. Young Bastard, played by Matt Leonard, fights for real estate in his own mind with alter-ego Bastard, (Rusty Sneary), while his ties to family (Vanessa Davis and Daria LeGrand) hang in the balance. It’s an untraditional story told in an unorthodox way, but intimately relatable to all who have struggled to hold onto a dream.