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.
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.
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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.