Cross the threshold to Cleveland's up-close, personal and intimate theatre.
by Johnna Adams
March 20 - April 11
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
Gidion’s Knot is a thought-provoking two-character play touching upon bullying, teacher/parent responsibility, the local principal’s and board’s decisions and policies, the school system’s failures and the issue of students’ freedom of expression. The face-off escalates inexorably throughout as the two women confront the audience as much as one another with their characters’ pain, avoidance and degrees of guilt and regret.
Due to current public Health Recommendations, our production of Gidion's Knot has been cancelled.
On Stage Next:
by Topher Payne
May 15 - June 6
It’s election season, and Bennett is speechwriter for Georgia’s only lesbian state senator, engaged in a fierce campaign against an African-American, female, conservative Republican darling. When Bennett’s ex is attacked in the parking lot of a gay bar, Bennett and his friend Cooper learn the assault can’t be pursued as a hate crime, as in Georgia hate crimes against gays don’t legally exist. Frustration turns to rage and they become killer queens of domestic terrorism in a wacky Oscar Wilde meets Fight Club fantasia. But when the campiness turns dark, the underlying issues hit home.
Angry Fags is directed by convergence-continuum’s Scott Zolkowski and features actors Daryl Kelley, Nate Homolka, Adam Graber, Sarah Kunchik, Valerie Young, Joan Jankowski, and Rochelle Jones.
What if theatre weren't a mirror reflecting the familiar, but an opening into unknown territory? What if there were no fourth wall?
What if, instead of going to the theatre to watch a play, you crossed the threshold into the world of the play to experience it?
Theatre that expands the imagination and extends the conventional boundaries of language, structure, space, and performance that challenges the conventional notions of what theatre is.
What sort of theatre would this be?