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Photos from Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture's post
12/04/2021

Photos from Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture's post

09/25/2021

The date has been decided, so start marking your calendars! We are still hopeful for an in-person event on December 4 at 7 PM at the Balch Street Theatre, but are allowing for the possibility of an online event.

Either way, the fundraiser will be community-engaged, featuring performances and a silent auction of incredible items highlighting the themes of our Uncover|Discover|Recover season. With various price levels of tickets, everyone is welcome!

Low tide.
08/15/2021

Low tide.

08/07/2021

I’ve always been taken with the idea of inertia. Something will tend to keep doing what it has been doing, whether that is stillness or motion. Many definitions prioritize the idea of inactivity when discussing inertia, as in “a tendency to do nothing, or remain unchanged.” But I have always been more compelled by the idea that...

“a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless that state is changed by an external force.”

The last 18 months, though, threw me off my wheel. It may have felt like lots of stillness and less activity and newness, but in the big picture, it changed everything. I could no longer do things in the old way. It stopped my inertia. It stopped me.

I have been hearing from a lot of artists and even teachers, “I’m so out of practice/out of the zone. I don’t know where to start.”

So I decided to create a gentle, loving, fertile ground zero, where we can, in community, plant some seeds, try new things, and begin again, perhaps in a new way.

It’s a one-week remote Summer Intensive meant to offer support and inspiration to as many different types of artists as possible.

To find out more, or register see link in comments

Photo by Julieta Cervantes

After 30+ years of groundbreaking performance, New World Performance Laboratory has relocated to Paris, France!Balch Str...
07/21/2021
August Newsletter

After 30+ years of groundbreaking performance, New World Performance Laboratory has relocated to Paris, France!

Balch Street Theatre will remain a testament to their legacy as new leadership takes over the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture. CATAC (pronounced Cuh-Tak) will continue to be a forum for community engagement, educational outreach through collaboration with emerging and established artists, and the production of theatrical works at all stages of completion.

CATAC's 2021-22 Season Announcement is August 27. For a chance to win season tickets, please follow the instructions below:

1. Like this post

2. Follow the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (https://www.facebook.com/catac.akron)

3. Tag a friend who you'd take to the theatre with you

Check out CATAC's first newsletter ( for heartfelt words to Jim and Jairo, an introduction to the new leadership, and upcoming events at the Balch Street Theatre!

https://mailchi.mp/3b2b54792c9b/august-newsletter!

A performance center of international renown, the Workcenter is built on a legacy of using Art as Vehicle, research that spans many decades and countries, connecting creation and research in theatre performance across generations. The legacy of their work is connected to the work of NWPL... AND TH...

05/23/2021

We're very happy to announce the next installment in our Talking Into the Future series! This dialogue will be between SITI Company Members and is hosted by the Office of Special Programs at Skidmore College. Please join us on Friday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. EST for this exciting conversation on importance of institutional partnerships. Stay tuned for more info on how to join us for this event!

Photos from Eugenio Barba & Odin Teatret's post
05/23/2021

Photos from Eugenio Barba & Odin Teatret's post

04/07/2021

WOW! WE are SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST WEEK!

Thank you to our community for supporting this performance! It was so beautiful to connect with you, hear your stories, and share Jairo's pilgrimage with you!

Already got your tickets? See you soon!

Did you miss the performance? Stay tuned for a digital offering of "Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)"

#akronohio #theatre #teatro #immigrantstories

04/07/2021

WOW! WE are SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST WEEK!

Thank you to our community for supporting this performance! It was so beautiful to connect with you, hear your stories, and share Jairo's pilgrimage with you!

Already got your tickets? See you soon!

Did you miss the performance? Stay tuned for a digital offering of "Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)"

#akronohio #theatre #teatro #immigrantstories

WOW! WE are SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST WEEK! Thank you to our community for supporting this performance! It was so beautiful ...
04/07/2021

WOW! WE are SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST WEEK!

Thank you to our community for supporting this performance! It was so beautiful to connect with you, hear your stories, and share Jairo's pilgrimage with you!

Already got your tickets? See you soon!

Did you miss the performance? Stay tuned for a digital offering of "Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)"

#akronohio #theatre #teatro #immigrantstories

Wow! Thank you so much to our community for joining us on this journey! If you haven’t gotten your tickets for “Across t...
04/06/2021

Wow! Thank you so much to our community for joining us on this journey! If you haven’t gotten your tickets for “Across the River (Al otro lado del río),” there are THREE seats left this Saturday! Get your tickets now!

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post
04/02/2021

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post
04/01/2021

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post

Impromptu photoshoot for #devoday! Who knew that even with snow it’d be so photogenic 😉! Go to https://vote.rockhall.com...
04/01/2021

Impromptu photoshoot for #devoday! Who knew that even with snow it’d be so photogenic 😉!

Go to https://vote.rockhall.com to vote for Devo for the rock and roll hall of fame!

#whenaproblemcomesalong #akronisodd #akronohio #akronholiday #330

04/01/2021

Good news! We are SOLD OUT this week! With the high demand for attendance, we’ve added TWO more dates so more audiences can attend (April 8th & 9th)! Get your tickets now (https://m.bpt.me/event/5086861)! Don’t wait! Enter into it! Seats are VERY limited!

OH! And welcome back to the theatre! 🎭

#akronohio #livetheatre #immigration #akronart

04/01/2021

Good news! We are SOLD OUT this week! With the high demand for attendance, we’ve added TWO more dates so more audiences can attend (April 8th & 9th)! Get your tickets now (https://m.bpt.me/event/5086861)! Don’t wait! Enter into it! Seats are VERY limited!

OH! And welcome back to the theatre! 🎭

#akronohio #livetheatre #immigration #akronart

Good news! We are SOLD OUT this week! With the high demand for attendance, we’ve added TWO more dates so more audiences ...
04/01/2021

Good news! We are SOLD OUT this week! With the high demand for attendance, we’ve added TWO more dates so more audiences can attend (April 8th & 9th)! Get your tickets now (https://m.bpt.me/event/5086861)! Don’t wait! Enter into it! Seats are VERY limited!

OH! And welcome back to the theatre! 🎭

#akronohio #livetheatre #immigration #akronart

Reviews are in! Thank you to Kerry Clawson of the @akronbeaconjournal for capturing this work.“The vibrant, soulful Cues...
03/31/2021

Reviews are in! Thank you to Kerry Clawson of the @akronbeaconjournal for capturing this work.

“The vibrant, soulful Cuesta holds us in his hand from the moment he introduces us as a storyteller.”

“Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)” is back tonight and all this week! Get your tickets now! Allow us to take you on this journey and re-enter the world of live theatre.

Read the review at:

www.beaconjournal.com/story/entertainment/arts/2021/03/31/across-river-harrowing-immigrant-story-new-world-performance-lab/7003098002/

📸 Dale Dong

#akrontheatre #ensembletheatre #nwpl #immigration

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post
03/27/2021

Photos from The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program's post

“Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)” is full this weekend, but we hope you will join us during the week! Monday nig...
03/27/2021
Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)

“Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)” is full this weekend, but we hope you will join us during the week! Monday nights aren’t normally utilized in the theatre, but these are uncommon circumstances.

Get your tickets now (link in bio/events)!

#fairwell #akronohio #akronartist #physicaltheatre #immigrationstories

A new solo performance featuring Jairo Cuesta, written by Josy, directed by James Slowiak

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Enjoy a streaming version of A Christmas Carol direct from Broadway through New World Theater Performance Laboratory's friend, Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO). Tickets are $50 per household. You can't buy one ticket to see a show on Broadway for that! A portion of proceeds helps ORMACO with its music, arts and cultural outreach programs. Please share with interested parties. Happy Holidays!
Latinos from Akron and around Cleveland, you can't miss this play Don Quijote, exquisitely directed and masterfully performed by the group headed by the excellent Jairo Cuestas. Congratulations!!!
Saw Don't You Weep last night and it was incredible. Make sure you see it. I plan to see it again ... at least once. Really powerful. My friend was devastated and I was energized and inspired. And I love how this company creates images that make me feel deeply and think profoundly ... and that we all have different responses to the experience. Debora Totti, you are an inspiration
Saw Don't You Weep last night and it was incredible. Make sure you see it. I plan to see it again ... at least once. Really powerful. My friend was devastated and I was energized and inspired. And I love how this company creates images that make me feel deeply and think profoundly ... and that we all have different responses to the experience. Debora Totti, you are an inspiration
Congratulations on your recent arts and culture grant. We appreciate your artistic innovation and contribution to the community!
What an INCREDIBLE performance of Industrial Valley tonight! So impressed by the writing, acting, staging, musicianship and overall talent in this production!!!