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Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture(CATAC)andNew World Performance Laboratory (NWPL)seek theatre adventurersto help produce the 2013-2014 season at Balch Street Theatre

Our fiscal year ends on August 31, so this is essentially a one-month fundraising flurry. Be a part of this Akron theatre adventure! Act now!

The adventurous plans for Season 2013-2014 include:

Continuing performances and tour of NWPL's stunning production of Gilgamesh: He Who Saw Everything, directed by James Slowiak and featuring company members Jairo Cuesta, Justin Hale, and Debora Totti.  This "highly professional" production "elicits a wide range of moods, from brutality to sensuality and sheer loneliness."

Direct from Poland—the internationally acclaimed Studium Teatralne's production of The King Of Hearts is Off AgainBased on the book by Hanna Krall, this extremely detailed and physical performance tells the true story of a young Jewish girl during WWII who strove to rescue her husband from a concentration camp.  Four actors expertly express the horrors of war and the force of love.(With English subtitles).

TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater (Madison, WI), comes to Akron as part of an exchange residency with NWPL sponsored by Network of Ensemble Theatres/Touring & Exchange Network (NET/TEN) and Arts Midwest.  This exciting, socially aware, tap dancing theatre company will present the world premiere of a new play, Now What, about the economic collapse and the zombie apocalypse.

Open rehearsals of NWPL's The Devil's Milk, a new musical about Akron and its relationship with rubber.

Just in time for the Gay Games:  NWPL's Studio 2 presents a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gablerwhich provocatively weaves lesbian desire into the plot and revitalizes the inherent tensions in this classic story of personal passion in battle with social propriety.

Further collaborations with Akron's emerging young theatre companies:  Ma'Sue Productions and Heads Up!

Plus classes, workshops, family and community activities, contact dance jam sessions, open training sessions, and more!

We are looking for:

5 Power Producers ($500+)

10 Executive Producers ($250+)

25 Co-Producers ($100+)

50 Associate Producers($50+)

Besides the adventure of witnessing a variety of diverse and provocative theatre performances at Balch Street Theatre, the benefits of being a producer include:

Associate Producers: regular e-mail announcements with New World NEWS, a 20% discount on tickets to CATAC events, and a listing on our website.  

Co-Producers: all of the above, plus an exclusive invitation to a NWPL open rehearsal.   

Executive Producers: all of the above, plus two free tickets to a CATAC event.  

Power Producers: all of the above, plus six free tickets to CATAC events.

How to donate:Donate NOW through Causes!


Visit the following link and follow the instructions: Please designate your donation as: "CATAC Producer Pledge"


Print the pledge form on the website. Complete the form and mail it with your check(s) to: 

Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture

111 Overwood Road Akron, OH 44313

Please make your check(s) payable to: Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC)

Funding for the CATAC/NWPL 2013-2014 season already has been secured from the following:

·  The Arthur Kelly Fund of Akron Community Foundation 

·  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

·  The TAPIT/new works presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.

·  The exchange with TAPIT/new works is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters' Touring & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  

These grants, while most welcome and helpful, only provide a small portion of the funds needed for CATAC/NWPL to provide diverse, creative programming at The Balch Street Theatre.  What we really need is the support of our neighbors, friends, and audience!  That's you!  Join the adventure!  Please give whatever you can today and help us reach our goal of $10,000 before August 31, 2013.

NWPL and CATAC thank you for your support!

James Slowiak and Jairo Cuesta, Co-Artistic DirectorsCATAC/NWPL

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