This is what’s happening more and more in Kansas City — young theater artists creating original work. They take paying gigs when they can get them, but they’re happy to make theater even when they earn nothing. The key word is “young.” There are probably more theater artists — actors, designers, directors, playwrights — in their 20s and 30s in Kansas City than ever before. Some are UMKC graduates. Others went to Stephens College in Columbia. Some went to New York and decided to come back.