Denied Admission is a new play based on credible fear interviews of asylum seekers who crossed the southern U.S. border. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, Gum-Dip Theatre will present two staged readings in March and May respectively in order to garner audience feedback and community support for the full production in July 2019 at @ampupakron.
A 30-minute talkback will follow the staged reading that starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Ticket sales for the staged readings will raise funds for mounting the full-length play.
Students from Firestone HS stopped by the Gum-Dip table at their Career Expo to learn about theatre created for, with, and about underrepresented communities (and maybe because we were the only theatre company present!) It’s an honor to be on the board of the Theater and Film pathway for Akron College & Career Academies which is aiming to shape students education around their interests and potential careers.
For three years, we’ve been creating plays that celebrate, challenge, and invent community identities — check out our website (link in bio) for this interactive timeline.
Don’t miss our last showing of “Rebranding the City” this Sunday (the 16th) at 6:30 pm at the Nature Realm.
#akronohio #whynotakron #theatre #communitybasedtheatre
One of the joys of community-based theatre is traveling original work to various sites for very different audiences (sometimes more than one in a 9-hour span!) Yesterday morning we demonstrated the importance of diversity & inclusion in the arts with “Imprisoned” for @leadershipakron at @akronartmuseum and then presented “Rebranding the City” as evening entertainment with @artxlovellc for senior folks in High Hampton (who made for a memorable audience). The last chance to take a humanizing tour of Akron is Sunday, December 16 @ 6:30 pm at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Theatre is a fleeting form, catch us in these moments.
2018 has been a year full of listening to stories, creating theatre, and performing (in 28 unique locations!)
Our last public performance of “Rebranding the City” is Sunday, December 16 at 6:30 at FA Seiberling Nature Realm. Join us before we jump into 2019 with new projects!
“If I were to get a tattoo, it would say...”
“May you live in interesting times.”
My North Hill at #AkronBreadbox last Saturday among other unique acts. A 10-minute play based on stories and created by North Hill residents and lovers.
Tonight is #AkronBreadbox at 7:30 at Bricco Prime (4315 Manchester Rd). It’s Akron’s rousing variety show featuring our ever changing performance of My North Hill, a short play based on four story circles.
Leaving an Akron marker in #Boston
#Repost @playakron with @get_repost
“Rebranding the City” had a fun turnout at the REACH Opportunity Center last night. 🎭🍕✨
Special thanks to @freshyleo @summitmetroparks @s.w.a.g._akron @akronpublicschools for making this happen and to @gumdiptheatre @thechamvilla for the inspired entertainment!
"My North Hill" (v.1) will be presented tonight at the Ward 2 Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center.
AND at Many Voices, One Akron on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Park (bringing North Hill to Kenmore!)