Aug
3
Aug 13

Bear Eats Bear at Minneapolis Fringe

Come prepared for a walk in nature with this drop-in retro-future self-guided tape-cassette audio-play. Set in a not-so-distant America, listen to rebel broadcasts of cultural artifacts half-remembered from the Before Time on an actual cassette player. Ranging from Melville to Real Housewives, the piece interrogates how we make narrative and what literature and pop culture might survive a turbulent future.

Bear Eats Bear—half radio play, half immersive post-apocalyptic adventure—is one third of Lydia Blaisdell’s BEAR TRILOGY. Apocalypse Radio will receive its world premiere with Theater Ninjas in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2018, directed by Michael Rau. The Last Great American Bear Hunt was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016).


Jun
7
Jun 19

O, Sea at This Is Not Normal Fest

"We are not slaves of this world. We shape it." O, Sea! is a space for healing, a performance ritual meant to confront the wounds of cultural expectation, sexual abuse and gendered violence. Based in part on ancient practices and narratives, O, Sea! uses technology, social media and personal experience to offer a raw look how we embrace our pain and our fullest selves as an act of resistance.

Join us as part of This Is Not Normal Fest at The Brick in Booklyn, NY.

Thu June 8
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sat June 10
10pm – 11:30pm

Tue June 13
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Apr
28
Apr 30

O, Sea at BOOM

“We are not slaves of this world. We shape it.” O, Sea! is a space for healing, a performance ritual meant to confront the wounds of cultural expectation, sexual abuse and gendered violence. Based in part on ancient practices and narratives, O, Sea uses technology, social media and personal experience to offer a raw look how we embrace our pain and our fullest selves as an act of resistance.

April 28 - 6pm
April 29 - 8:30pm
April 30 - 2:30pm

Al performances at The Rabbit Hole
1801 Commonwealth Ave

The BOOM festival is Charlotte’s annual showcase of contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. We’ve gathered a unique coalition of artists, volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to transform the way art is made and shared in the Queen City. Tickets are $10 and many of our events are free admission. BOOM has something for everyone, no matter your age or taste, so join us in Plaza Midwood the weekend of April 28-30.

Apr
28
Apr 30

Bear Eats Bear at BOOM

Come prepared for a walk in nature with this drop-in retro-future self-guided tape-cassette audio-play. Set in a not-so-distant America, listen to rebel broadcasts of cultural artifacts half-remembered from the Before Time on an actual cassette player. Ranging from Melville to Real Housewives, the piece interrogates how we make narrative and what literature and pop culture might survive a turbulent future.

Bear Eats Bear—half radio play, half immersive post-apocalyptic adventure—is one third of Lydia Blaisdell’s BEAR TRILOGY. Apocalypse Radio will receive its world premiere with Theater Ninjas in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2018, directed by Michael Rau. The Last Great American Bear Hunt was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016).

BEB will be available at the BOOM Intersection Stage at various times throughout the festival. CHeck back for more info! 

The BOOM festival is Charlotte’s annual showcase of contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. We’ve gathered a unique coalition of artists, volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to transform the way art is made and shared in the Queen City. Tickets are $10 and many of our events are free admission. BOOM has something for everyone, no matter your age or taste, so join us in Plaza Midwood the weekend of April 28-30.

AFTER ORLANDO: an international theatre action in response to the shooting at Pulse Night Club
Oct
28
8:00 pm20:00

AFTER ORLANDO: an international theatre action in response to the shooting at Pulse Night Club

TAPROOT in conjunction with Missing Bolts Productions & NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press presents
AFTER ORLANDO: 
an international theatre action in response to the shooting at Pulse Night Club

Featuring readings of new plays from nationally renowned playwrights and performances from local artists.

Tickets are $15 and a portion of ticket sales benefit Transcend Charlotte.

Tickets available here.

"There are over 40 venues in the United States and UK joining us, theatres, universities, community centers. More fine folks join us every day. It's a testament to the power of community and theatre."

Transcend Charlotte is a nonprofit organization out of Charlotte, NC created to provide services and support to transgender adults and others struggling because of their identity and/or experiences. We do this by providing free clothing and basic needs help, support groups, workshops, safe events, mentoring, and referrals to safe and friendly providers of these and other services.

NoVacancy
Jun
3
Aug 28

NoVacancy

An interactive art installation and performances series from Charlotte's visual and performance community. A no holds barred art experience. A place, a space. An invitation.

Opening June 3rd at C3 Lab
2525 Distribution St
Charlotte, NC 28203

Check NoVacancyCLT.com for full details and schedule of events.

An Apulian Night presented by Breathing Art Company
Jul
4
1:30 pm13:30

An Apulian Night presented by Breathing Art Company

Simona De Tullio-Breathing Art Company is coming to Charlotte for ten days of performances and collaboration. During their time here BAC is inviting audiences in to see two short works and hear more about their process and the work they do.

July 4th at 1:30pm - An Apulian Night 
FREE

The Breathing Art Company (founded in 2005 by Simona De Tullio) is on stage in USA (Charlotte and New York 2015) with the performances “Princesse” and “Rendezvous” in collaboration with Taproot and J Chen Project supported by FSC - Cohesion Funds, EuropeanUnion, Puglia Regional Government, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese. Since its inception it has distinguished itself regionally, nationally and internationally. All activities the company engages in have the backing and support of Bari Municipality, Region of Puglia, The Province of Bari and is in association with “Puglia Creativa”, where Simona De Tullio is the vice president. The company has been involved in important productions and events with well known artists in Italy and abroad. In these years the company's productions have been performed throughout Puglia and abroad, with the support of the local councils and schools, of the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and in the Fesr 2007-13. Since 2009 The Breathing Art Company has been in collaboration with the Tanzcompagnie di Giessen (Germany) and the Ballet METT di Hahn (Germany) for cultural exchanges and international projects. In 2010 the company creates the International Dance Competition “San Nicola” with international partnerships:Alonzo King LINES BALLET (USA), Tanzcompagnie (Germany), Ballet METT (Germany), Henny Jurriens Foundation (Netherlands), Ballet de Genève (Switzerland), Danser Ensemble (France), Malta's University, World Dance Movement (Italy).

Rendezvous presented by Breathing Art Company
Jul
2
7:00 pm19:00

Rendezvous presented by Breathing Art Company

Simona De Tullio-Breathing Art Company is coming to Charlotte for ten days of performances and collaboration. During their time here BAC is inviting audiences in to see two short works and hear more about their process and the work they do.

July 2nd at 7:00pm - Rendezvous
Free

The Breathing Art Company (founded in 2005 by Simona De Tullio) is on stage in USA (Charlotte and New York 2015) with the performances “Princesse” and “Rendezvous” in collaboration with Taproot and J Chen Project supported by FSC - Cohesion Funds, EuropeanUnion, Puglia Regional Government, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese. Since its inception it has distinguished itself regionally, nationally and internationally. All activities the company engages in have the backing and support of Bari Municipality, Region of Puglia, The Province of Bari and is in association with “Puglia Creativa”, where Simona De Tullio is the vice president. The company has been involved in important productions and events with well known artists in Italy and abroad. In these years the company's productions have been performed throughout Puglia and abroad, with the support of the local councils and schools, of the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and in the Fesr 2007-13. Since 2009 The Breathing Art Company has been in collaboration with the Tanzcompagnie di Giessen (Germany) and the Ballet METT di Hahn (Germany) for cultural exchanges and international projects. In 2010 the company creates the International Dance Competition “San Nicola” with international partnerships:Alonzo King LINES BALLET (USA), Tanzcompagnie (Germany), Ballet METT (Germany), Henny Jurriens Foundation (Netherlands), Ballet de Genève (Switzerland), Danser Ensemble (France), Malta's University, World Dance Movement (Italy).

Incubator 10
Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

Incubator 10

In our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary communication, process-oriented sharing and a good ole fashioned classy party, TAPROOT facilitates a series of art incubators. Artists from various disciplines show up, share work, and get feedback from the crowd. You show up, watch, meet new people, find new artists to support, and enjoy a couple drinks and some light snacks. 

I know what you're thinking, "Drinks, munchies, and in-process art sharing?! What's the catch?" The answer: No catch, just good times.

Next Incubator:
June 25th at McColl Center for Art + Innovation
7:00pm, $5 (Cash bar) 

If you or someone you know are interested in presenting in-process art work of any kind, email info@digdeepgetdirty.com with information about your work and the kind of feedback you're looking for and we'll get you plugged in.
Stay tuned for more information about our artist line up.

Freda
May
1
May 10

Freda

  • Studio 1212

An original hero's tale told through movement, music, puppets and masks.

When Freda's mother is taken from her, she must go on a journey to bring back the freedom that was taken from her people.

Developed through interactive storytimes with students from diverse backgrounds and incorporating elements of magic and universal struggle. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

Purchase tickets here.

Incubator 9: presented by TAPROOT and Cube NoDa
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

Incubator 9: presented by TAPROOT and Cube NoDa

  • McColl Center for Art+Innovation

In our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary communication, process-oriented sharing and a good ole fashioned classy party, TAPROOT facilitates a series of art incubators. Artists from various disciplines show up, share work, and get feedback from the crowd. You show up, watch, meet new people, find new artists to support, and enjoy a couple drinks and some light snacks. 

Now, thanks to Cube NoDa, Incubator is offered to you, through a little #RadicalHospitality, as a free/donation-only event. Check out their page orhttp://imbrey.wix.com/cubenoda for more information about the amazing work they're doing!

I know what you're thinking, "Drinks, munchies, and in-process art sharing?! What's the catch?" The answer: No catch, just good times.

Next Incubator:
April 11th at McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Doors at 7:30, Performances start at 8
Cash bar available

If you or someone you know are interested in presenting in-process art work of any kind, email brianna@digdeepgetdirty.com with information about your work and the kind of feedback you're looking for and we'll get you plugged in.

Interactive Storytime
Mar
7
11:00 am11:00

Interactive Storytime

  • McColl Center for Art+Innovation

Intended for ages 4-10, but open to all, TAPROOT's interactive storytime gives children a chance to hear a new hero story and be a part of bringing it to life through movement and drawing. FREE to all!

Incubator 8
Feb
7
7:30 pm19:30

Incubator 8

  • McColl Center for Art+Innovation

In our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary communication, process-oriented sharing and a good ole fashioned classy party, Taproot facilitates a series of art incubators. Artists from various disciplines show up, share work, and get feedback from the crowd. You show up, watch, meet new people, find new artists to support, and enjoy a couple drinks and some light snacks. 

I know what you're thinking, "Drinks, munchies, and in-process art sharing?! What's the catch?" The answer: No catch, just good times.

Featuring:
Mackenzie Smith - Dance
Advertisement - Music
Alexander Windner Lieberman/Megan Rindoks/Jesse Kimmel - Multidisciplinary

Next Incubator:
February 7th at McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Doors at 7:30, Performances start at 8
$5, Cash bar

If you or someone you know are interested in presenting in-process art work of any kind, email brianna@digdeepgetdirty.com with information about your work and the kind of feedback you're looking for and we'll get you plugged in.

Dec
12
Dec 13

It's Christmas, Carol

Join our church potluck talent show! Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater, prepare to sing your favorite songs and see all of the talented individuals in our congregation show their stuff. Most importantly, we have a new dramatic work written by one of our very own called It's Christmas, Carol. Carol is having a tough time with three ghosts, two Ricks and one generic Ambien overdose. Come see if Carol can change her ways in time for Christmas.

Festivities begin following Appalachian Creative Theatre's production of Santaland Diaries both nights. Doors at 9:15. Performances begin at 9:30.

Tickets for It's Christmas Carol:
$10 in advance or $12 at the door 

Or 

Santaland Diaries AND It's Christmas, Carol:
$15 in advance or $20 at the door

This Message Must Be Consumed
Sep
12
Sep 15

This Message Must Be Consumed

  • Upstage

As part of the League of Independent Theatres of Charlotte's Intro to LIT festival, TAPROOT presents phase three of This Message Must Be Consumed with new characters, new games and new dances while still maintaining the over-the-top momentum and a healthy dose of pickle juice. 

This Message Must Be Consumed
May
31
Jun 1

This Message Must Be Consumed

  • The Milestone

An interactive meal of propaganda, extremism and social line dancing.

Featuring Advertisement and Red Jesse and the Dead Men

Ophelos
Apr
5
Apr 27

Ophelos

OPHELOS               A violent, sensual, immersive theatrical experience. 

A young woman struggles against the destructive cycle of violence to save the man she loves from succumbing to a culture of vengeance.

Search Party
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Search Party

  • Open Door Studios

SEARCH PARTY gives all people with all backgrounds a place to meet and play with artistic techniques and processes from different disciplines.

Incubator
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

Incubator

  • Packard Place

In our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary communication, process-oriented sharing and a good ole fashioned classy party, Taproot facilitates a series of art incubators.

Pigpen theater Co. W/ The Spring Standards
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

Pigpen theater Co. W/ The Spring Standards

  • The Evening Muse

"Acoustic guitar, accordion, harmonies and enough Brit-folk melodies to make Mumford & Sons jealous." -American Songwriter

"A Redmoon spectacle multiplied by a Decemberists concert... It's tough to shake the notion that you're in at the launch stage of a group that could soon escape orbit." -Time Out Chicago

Search Party
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Search Party

  • Open Door Studios

SEARCH PARTY gives all people with all backgrounds a place to meet and play with artistic techniques and processes from different disciplines.