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Interactive Multi-Media Play HUMAN Plays at Wortham Center for Performing Arts Photo Interactive Multi-Media Play HUMAN Plays at Wortham Center for Performing Arts
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

In the latest full production from writer-director and generative artist Nehprii Amenii, humanity has died off because it failed to hearken to its own hearts and did everything correct to make itself extinct. An octopus named Akashi could donate one of his three hearts to bring about what would hopefully be a more evolved and sensitive human. But Akashi isn't sure he wants to do that - he finds life to be better without humans.

Lucy Liu to Honor SAG/AFTRA West Coast President Jodi Long at Pan Asian Repertory The Photo Lucy Liu to Honor SAG/AFTRA West Coast President Jodi Long at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's 45th Art & Action Gala Dinner
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will kick off its 45th Milestone Season of recovery and healing with the annual celebration the 45th Art & Action Gala Dinner, an in-person LIVE Benefit Dinner TOMORROW, October 21, 2021 beginning at 6:00PM at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street). 

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces 2021 Honorees and Presenters for Gala Dinner Photo Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces 2021 Honorees and Presenters for Gala Dinner
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is kicking off its 45th Milestone Season of recovery and healing with the annual celebration the 43rd Art & Action Gala Dinner, an in-person LIVE Benefit Dinner on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street).

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Lineup for 2021-2022 Season Photo Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Lineup for 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021

A homecoming of recovery and healing! Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will kick off its 45th Milestone Season of recovery and healing with a celebration:: The annual LIVE Benefit Dinner the 2021 Golden Unicorn Gala set for Thursday, October 21, 2021 at The Golden Unicorn in Chinatown.

Photo Flash: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Receives Innovative New Production At Asheville Creative Photo Photo Flash: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Receives Innovative New Production At Asheville Creative Arts
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2019

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre, completes its 7th season with CHARLOTTE'S WEB. Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the beloved children's book by E.B. White, this production is directed by Abby Felder, features original folk music from Jonesalee (Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill), puppets, costumes and sets by Edwin Salas Acosta, musical direction by Kylie Irvin, choreography by Isabelle Bowser, dramaturgey by Alex Smith, lights by Jason Williams with outreach from ACA's Community Development Director, Daniele Martin, and production and marketing support from Brook Bresnan. CHARLOTTE'S WEB will run at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street) from July 18-28, with public performances Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 4 (with all tickets pay-what-you-wish), and Sundays at 1pm (tickets to Friday and Sunday performances $12 for students and $23 for adults). A limited number of tickets to the public are available for weekday matinees, July 18 at 1pm, July 23-26 at 10am and 1pm. Tickets and more info at www.ashevillecreativearts.org.

7th Season From WNC Children's Theatre Has Regional World Premiere And A Re-imagined  Photo 7th Season From WNC Children's Theatre Has Regional World Premiere And A Re-imagined Classic
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre, continues in its 7th season to build on the successful mounting of its first world premiere, BUGS!, to present a second world premiere, LINTHEAD, as well as a new take on the family classic, CHARLOTTE'S WEB. Its mobile unit, which launched last season with the touring puppet musical, SLUG & SNAIL, will grow to include the touring version of BUGS!, and the company will offer expanded educational opportunities with both spring after-school classes and 2 sessions of summer camp. Details will be unveiled at ACA's annual Fall Fete held Nov 8 at Ambrose West (312 Haywood Road) from 7-9pm. Tickets and registration information for all events are available on ACA's website www.ashevillecreativearts.org.

La MaMa Extends FOOD FOR THE GODS Through November 18th Photo La MaMa Extends FOOD FOR THE GODS Through November 18th
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

FOOD FOR THE GODS, written and directed by Nehprii Amenii, will perform two additional shows as part of La MaMa's celebrated Puppet Festival, November 15 - 18, at The Downtairs (66 E. 4 St.), in the East Village. Originally scheduled to perform Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.; FOOD FOR THE GODS will play additional shows Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Asheville Creative Arts' 6th Season To Feature A Whimsical Modern Fairytale and Immer Photo Asheville Creative Arts' 6th Season To Feature A Whimsical Modern Fairytale and Immersive Original Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre continues to build on new initiatives unveiled in its 5th Milestone Season, growing into its 6th year with innovative mainstage productions, THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING and BUGS

World Premiere Musical, BUGS!, Asks Audiences To Consider The Little Things Photo World Premiere Musical, BUGS!, Asks Audiences To Consider The Little Things
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre announces the continuation of its 6th Season with BUGS!, the world premiere of the charming and uplifting musical created by ACA's resident artists, Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill of Jonesalee, with lead artists Abby Felder (direction), Blakeney Bullock (choreography), and Gina Stewart (musical direction), featuring puppetry and costumes from artist Edwin Salas Acosta, and video and projections from Holly Heveron-Smith.

World Premiere Musical, BUGS!, Asks Audiences To Consider The Little Things Photo World Premiere Musical, BUGS!, Asks Audiences To Consider The Little Things
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre announces the continuation of its 6th Season with BUGS!, the world premiere of the charming and uplifting musical created by ACA's resident artists, Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill of Jonesalee, with lead artists Abby Felder (direction), Blakeney Bullock (choreography), and Gina Stewart (musical direction), featuring puppetry and costumes from artist Edwin Salas Acosta, and video and projections from Holly Heveron-Smith.