Training. Jairo Cuesta.

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Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign. Directed by Jamie Hale, Rosilyn Jentner and Debora Totti, all long-time members of NWPL




Akron’s LGBTQ+ Youth Theatre presents encore performances of new play

After a successful debut in July, QuTheatr Ensemble’s, Through His I, a new play devised by the ensemble, about bullying and its effects on members of the LGBTQ+ community,  will present encore performances September 6-15, 2019 at Balch Street Theatre.

Fennel and Jaxx

Fennel Morrison, Jaxx Cheline. Photo by Tanner Young.

NWPL 2019-2020

Out of Silence, short plays written by women about women and their partners navigating the issue of abortion. NWPL members Jamie Hale, Rosilyn Jentner, and Debora Totti will direct University of Akron students in this project in collaboration with The University of Akron’s Theatre Program. Performance dates: May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm and May 5 at 2 pm, Sandefur Theatre, Guzzetta Hall on The University of Akron campus and May 10, 11 at 8pm at The Balch Street Theatre.

NWPL ensemble members are busy rehearsing and researching several new works. Watch for news of the ensemble’s new devised work, tentatively called Temptation, loosely based on Maeterlinck’s Pelleas and Melisande and other works exploring the nature of desire, wanting, madness, and the underlying psychological and biological mechanisms driving longing, romance, and obsession. Work to premiere in May 2020.

A new solo piece by Jairo Cuesta telling stories of immigration.

A new collaboration with Seattle’s Akropolis Performance Lab.

Performance Ecology

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