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The cast of “Shift Change”.

Appalachian Community Uses Theater To Reckon With Racism, COVID, And The Trauma Of 2020

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, a cold and faraway place from the vantage point of Harlan County, Kentucky. But the energy of that long, hot summer reached a group of Harlan high schoolers, and soon enough, this small, rural town was in the midst… Read More

Kyra Higgins (left) rehearses “Blackademics” with co-star Savanah Jackson (right).

Black Lives In Red States: Art And Life Converge For Two Women In A Tumultuous Year

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (OVR) — Jessalyn Brown met Kyra Higgins through theater. “I saw her on stage and I was just like, ‘This girl is so good!’ She was just amazing.” So when it came time for Brown, 21, to direct a play for her senior project at Kentucky’s Georgetown College, she knew she wanted Higgins,… Read More

Ohio Theatre, June 2020

Help On The Way For Struggling Performing Arts Groups, Theatres

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling… Read More

The cast in rehearsal for “Coal Country.”

Coal Country: Can a Play About a Mine Disaster Help Bridge a National Divide?

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The actors deliver their lines from a sparse stage — just a few benches around them and 29 modest lights above. For the most part they speak directly to the audience, sharing memories of the lives of husbands, sons, fathers and nephews, some of the 29 men who died on April 5, 2010, when an… Read More

The Theatre at Marietta College presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson Evening Performance


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A revolution needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. The Theatre at Marietta College is pleased to present The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson April 5th through 13th, 2019. Four beautiful badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges (played… Read More

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The Theatre at Marietta College presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson Afternoon Performance


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A revolution needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. The Theatre at Marietta College is pleased to present The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson April 5th through 13th, 2019. Four beautiful badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges (played… Read More