EVENT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2020 IS CANCELLED. WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING.
Due to the global COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak Hurricane Gap is cancelled. We will be rescheduling later after this health emergency has subsided. This was a tough call to make -- Hurricane Gap is an incredibly important event for us and it's always so much fun -- but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our family and friends who help us put on Hurricane Gap. We also have a professional responsibility to model social distancing and not contribute to the spread of the virus through a large public gathering.f you have further questions, please contact Robert Gipe firstname.lastname@example.org 606-620-3913 or Kate Handzlik at email@example.com
otherwise, more information will be posted on this page and on social media in the days and weeks ahead. Please check back often for updates and follow us on Facebook.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and unwavering commitment to our Hurricane Gap Community Performance Institute.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 4th Hurricane Gap Community Performance Institute
June 25-28, 2020
Pine Mountain Settlement School
presented by Clear Creek Creative & Higher Ground
Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man (devised & performed by Bob Martin)
Higher Ground workshops related to the development of a new Higher Ground play
Guest artist workshops in:
Music & Sound
Note: If you have ideas for workshops you’d like to present or workshops you’d like to see at HGCPI, it’s not too late. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
The Hurricane Gap Community Performance Institute is a place for community theater practitioners, community members, artists, teachers, and students to share skills and experiences, learn more about using theater to tell community stories, and build a network of collaborators and friends. All are welcome.
To reserve a place at the Institute including the performance, click here.
To reserve performance-only tickets, contact email@example.com
College credit will be available for HGCPI through Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. Questions or add’l information: contact Robert Gipe firstname.lastname@example.org 606-620-3913 or Kate Handzlik at email@example.com
Support has been provided by:
Brook & Pam Smith
National Theater Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts
Hurricane Gap Community Theatre Institute 2016
The first annual Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute was held on July 19-24, 2016. 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, offered four days of workshops lead by theater professionals from across the country. Workshops included lighting design, stage design, directing, stage management, band/music directing, script writing, character development, and community engagement. Workshop leaders included 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 included community organizing, planning, asset mapping, and administrative organizing.
In addition to workshops and learning exchanges, the institute included a series of performance showcases 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].
The 2016 Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute was funded in part by the Kentucky Arts Council, Berea College Partners in Education, and the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Appalachian Program.
Hurricane Gap Community Theatre Institute 2017
Hurricane Gap is the region’s only gathering for community-based theater artists to share skills with each other and with artists and educators visiting from farther away. Topics for this year’s institute include: