Higher Ground and Cowan Creek Community Theater Group will host the Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute July 19-24. The institute is an opportunity for organizations to come together, share work, and learn from each other.
The Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute, named for the pass in Pine Mountain between the two organizations, will offer four days of workshops lead by theater professionals from across the country. Workshops will include lighting design, stage design, directing, stage management, band/music directing, script writing, character development, and community engagement. Workshop leaders include Richard Geer [Community Performance International], Robert Martin [Clear Creek Creative], Anne Shelby [writer], Kevin Iega Jeff [dancer, choreographer], Paula Larke [community music], and Peter Kallok [lighting designer]. Additional workshops include community organizing, planning, asset mapping, and administrative organizing.
The Institute will culminate with a performance showcase including short pieces by Monkey Dumplings [Clay County, KY], Homesongs [Owsley County, KY], Cowan Creek Community Group [Letcher County, KY], Higher Ground [Harlan County, KY], and Divine Urban eXpressions [Knoxville, TN].
This event is open to theater groups and individuals alike. Lodging will be at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe, Kentucky. Individuals and groups can apply to attend the whole conference for $175 or attend individual days for $50 per day. Scholarships are available.
To apply to attend the Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute please fill out the attached google form by clicking the APPLICATION button below.
All performances are free and open to the public but donations are accepted.
For more information on the Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute, contact Robert Gipe at 606-589-3130 or email@example.com.
For help applying to HGCTI or information about scholarships, contact Alexia Ault at 270-791-1593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute is funded in part by the Kentucky Arts Council, Berea College Partners in Education, and the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Appalachian Program.
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