It's not traditional theater. It's not spoken word. It's not like anything we've tried before or even anything you've perhaps seen before. We're combining dance, music, visual art, and monologues & spoken word poetry to tell the true stories of our community.
We're telling stories of an artist who left Sudan and the loss of freedom that sent him packing, memory loss, a suitcase with quite the travel history, the loss of the will to live (thank you, Flattop Mountan Trail), a final goodbye to a little boy's cowboy hat, and the many beautiful things FOUND in the context of loss. We want you to join us.
And we want you to be open to something different. We're starting with an artist reception at 7:00 pm. Visual art that fits our theme of Stories of Loss and Found, displayed in the performance space, is curated by Anne Stamats, owner of Black Earth Gallery. Swing on in early enough to enjoy the art and then prepare to sit back and relax for the performance, ArtLOUD!: Stories of Loss and Found, at 8:00 pm.
Director: Leslie Charipar
Music Director: Benjamin Schmidt
Choreographers: Leslie Nolte and Lovar Davis Kidd
Peformers: Jon Day, Trina Harris, Dave Jepsen, Marty Norton, and Timm Palmersheim as Musical Guest
Writers: Billie Barker, Leslie Caton, Melissa Dugan, Laura Johnson, Theresa Keeley, Akwi Nji, Katherine Nji, Lisa K. Roberts, and Mary Vizecky.
We are HONORED to share with you artistic adaptations of the true stories of our community.
TIckets are $20 and are available on Eventbrite.
ArtLOUD! is funded, in part, by the Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund, and the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.