“Denied Admission” is coming to the Playshop Theatre at @alleghenycollege on September 13 & 14. It will be cast with students who will help develop the piece remotely over the summer. As for the Akron production? Come to the next staged reading on May 10 and 11 at @ampupakron
“Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality.”
Quote by John Dewey, painting by @tilchankalikotay
Sorting through the feedback from last weekend’s staged reading of Denied Admission — identifying new ledes to pursue — using dialogue as means to find a muse.
“Every person has one place where they feel safe.”
My North Hill is a traveling platform play devised from four story circles facilitated to celebrate ethnic diversity and manage racial tensions. We will be performing at Exchange House tomorrow night for the North Hill Monthly Meeting and then at Akron First Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Thursday for their art show. If you haven’t seen this piece yet, then catch us this week!
Thank you to everyone who came out to see the first part of our staged readings for “Denied Admission.” It was a lovely experience of co-creating with community around the stories and experiences of asylum seekers. Join us on May 10 and 11 for part 2 of this development series!
Adding a few changes from last night’s feedback for tonight’s “Denied Admission” staged reading! Every comment, question, and suggestion will impact the development of the full-length play. Come tonight at 7:30 p.m. to become a collaborator at @ampupakron
"...no script or performance is ever complete, especially if it’s an original or a new work, because every performance presents new discoveries, different audience members and reactions." Join us this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for Denied Admission: A Staged Reading at @ampupakron. (Ticket link in bio)
Thanks to @thedevilstrip for previewing the first staged reading!
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.