Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.

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Asheville Creative Arts is holding Auditions for How I Became A Parent! ... See MoreSee Less


May 1, 2016, 4:00pm - May 1, 2016, 3:00pm

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Auditions for Asheville Creative Arts’ (ACA) upcoming production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based on the book by Melinda Long, direct...

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AUDITIONS for And Everything Nice

March 28, 2016, 7:00pm - March 31, 2016, 7:00pm

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Anam Cara Theatre Company is seeking twelve actors for multiple roles in the world premiere of Trish Cole's And Everything Nice: A Purity Anti-Manifesto for the Stage. This is an original full-length...

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Extended run!!!
Still tickets available for Friday March 25th and Saturday March 26th!!!
Such a great performance!!
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All female production by Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective March 3-19 2016

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Pal You've got 2 more opportunities to see Glengarry Glen Ross then I'm pulling the plug. You'll never have this opportunity again. I'll give you til the count of three to go to www.differentstrokespac.org to buy your tickets. 1....2....3....3.25... ... See MoreSee Less

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by Katori Hall

Directed by Steph Hickling Beckman

June 2-18, 2016

Great theater can emerge from a simple yet evocative question: "What if?" Katori Hall, winner of the Blackburn Prize for outstanding women playwrights, asks the question: What did Martin Luther King Jr. do the night before he died? Who did he talk to? What did he say? Her play attempts to answer these questions, albeit in an imaginative rather than realistic way. The Mountaintop, took home England's Olivier Award for best play.

Katori Hall, the Playwright, had this to say about the show: "This isn't the 'I have a Dream' King. This is a more radical King. This is King, the man; not the myth. I want people to see that this extraordinary man- who is actually quite ordinary- achieved something so great that he actually created a fundamental shift in how we, as a people interact with each other. That's a beautiful thing. And I want people in the audience to be like, 'if this man-who is so much a human being-can achieve such great things, then I, as this complicated human being, can create great things too' "

Starring Desmond Zampella as Dr. Martin Luther King, and  Kirby Gibson as Camae

A Post Show Discussion immediately follows Friday and Saturday night performances.

*Early Bird Special: Purchase your ticket(s) by June 4th and pay no fees!!


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