Plays Out Loud! is the Union for Contemporary Arts Performing Arts Collective readers theatre series that gives directors, actors, and audiences an opportunity to experience live theater focusing solely on the words. All performances are done with script in hand followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast.
Directed by: Nik Whitcomb, Denise Chapman, Echelle Childers
Produced by: The Union for Contemporary Art Performing Arts Collective
Audition location: The Union for Contemporary Art 2423 N 24th street (Lake street entrance)
Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond - March 21
Lawd the CVS is Burning a musical by Carla Stillwell - April 18
Unfinished Women… by Aishah Rahman - May 23
Seating begins at 6:30, Performance at 7:00.
The Union’s Performing Arts Collective (PAC) is launching a series of theatre and performance workshops for adults!
April 4, 6–8pm // April 25, 6–8pm
Participants will be guided through an introduction of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique that gives the actor a set of tools to help fine tune the body and imagination to be present and aware.
April 20, 6:30–7:30 pm
Come play with the power of improv’s infamous “Yes....And!”. This high energy workshop will help you break out of your comfort zone and think quick on your feet.
April 6, 6–8pm // May 9, 6–8pm
Taking it back to the basics, this workshop uses methods and exercises from Kristen Linklator to build strong breath, body and voice connections.
April 8, 6–8pm // April 26, 6–8pm
Explore basic modern dance techniques, structured improvisation, and phrase work utilizing techniques introduced throughout the class. All movement levels and backgrounds welcome.
// Final Week //
Alexandria Smith explores the transformative girlhood experiences that shape the women we become as she illuminates the complexities of Black identity.
Smith is the first recipient of Wanda D. Ewing Commission, a new Union initiative that supports the production and presentation of new work by a woman artist of the African diaspora.
Exhibition runs from January 14th through March 25th. Admission is free and open to the public