Where we create

Since Gum-Dip's focus is community-based, most performances are site-specific. We attempt to make shows accessible and inclusive to many different populations.

 
 
My North Hill , 2019. L to R: Josy Jones, Hsa Win, Tilachan Kalikotey, Tessa Gaffney, and Neema Tamang.

My North Hill, 2019. L to R: Josy Jones, Hsa Win, Tilachan Kalikotey, Tessa Gaffney, and Neema Tamang.

The Exchange House

760 Elma St, Akron, OH 44310

We regularly develop, rehearse, and perform at the Exchange House. We facilitate workshops, trainings, rehearsals, and performances  from within this cultural hub / international hostel of Akron. It's also the perfect space for our intimate story circles for My North Hill. The Exchange House is a public space supporting, empowering, and culturally enriching the community.

 

The Center for Art, Music, and Performance

118 West Market St (second floor), Akron, OH 44303

Our main office and studio space is at The Center. Located along the neighborhood line of downtown and West Hill, The Center re-opens (previously known as ACAMP) as a multi-use, interdisciplinary venue available to artists, creatives, and “do-ers” for performances, events, workshops, classes, release parties, art shows, etc. As artists of multiple disciplines and associations, we believe in building a space that is not only conducive to personal and creative growth, but also inclusive and accessible to all.

 
Denied Admission Staged Reading,  2019. L to R: Johnny Sturdivant and Lee Scandinaro.

Denied Admission Staged Reading, 2019. L to R: Johnny Sturdivant and Lee Scandinaro.


Open Streets in Firestone Park, 2017. Katie Beck.

Open Streets in Firestone Park, 2017. Katie Beck.

Site-Specific

Most of our performances are site-specific whether it's a scene featured in a festival or a performance in a park. We want  community-based theatre to be as accessible and random as possible.

Some events we've performed for include  BCAA Annual Festival, Open Streets Akron, Envision Akron, Global Village Festival, Ingenuity Fest in Cleveland, Summit StageFest, VIBE Collective, Reimagining the Civic Commons Conference, Stark County's English as Second Language Teachers, Akron Art Museum, and the Electric Pressure Cooker.