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!)
First rehearsal for “My North Hill,” a tréteau or “platform” play that condenses the action to one small stage (4’ x 8’) in 15 minutes. The script is being created from transcripts of four story circles facilitated with the International Institute at the Exchange House designed to create conversation through sharing stories of personal experience in order to more effectively manage racial tension and celebrate ethnic diversity. Since North Hill is one of the most diverse, mixed-income neighborhoods in the country, the piece will travel throughout various public spaces in North Hill in an effort to cross racial, ethnic, and economic barriers. As it tours, the play will change structure and content as audience members respond to the post-show dialogue. “My North Hill” is a living, breathing piece that aims to enhance civic engagement and participation by sharing, performing, and listening to the stories of each community.
“Rebranding the City” plays at @akronartmuseum tonight at 6:30 pm — free and open to the public.