Representatives from Different Strokes, Asheville Community Theatre and NC Stage discuss making their theaters more welcoming spaces.
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Local groups provide opportunities for emerging artists of color
A Different Myth and programs at Asheville Community Theatre and the YMI Cultural Center seek to help solve arts equity issues.
Different Strokes! confronts censorship through tale of ‘bunny book crusade’
In 1959, Alabama state senator E.O. Eddins Sr. (renamed Higgins in the play) became aware of a children’s book called The Rabbits’ Wedding, which showed the marriage of a white rabbit to a black rabbit, and demanded that the title be pulled from Alabama public library shelves.
Different Strokes! and Montford Park Players highlight gender issues in Shakespeare
The intersectionality of racial and homosexual prejudice places Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play in the context of contemporary social justice.
Different Strokes stages all-female production of Glengarry Glen Ross
The Asheville performing arts collective received playwright David Mamet’s approval for a gender swap production less than 48 hours after contacting his publisher.
Smart bets: The Boys Next Door
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 5-21, at 7:30 p.m., at The BeBe Theatre, with proceeds benefiting Paws on ASD.
Different Strokes! tackles domestic abuse in From Ashes To Angel’s Dust
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective has never shied away from uncomfortable themes. In the last five years, the group brought activism to the stage while making a distinct impact on the local theater landscape.