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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We’re excited to announce that for our 2015 season, we’re continuing our partnership with the Be Be Theater on Commerce Street for all of our shows.


Upcoming Auditions


April 6, 2015 to April 7, 2015

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Current Show

Written by Zoe Flowers

Directed by Steph Hickling Beckman and Kristi DeVille (choreographer)

Featuring: Naomi Ansano, Denise Carter, Frances Davis,  Tiffany DeBellot, Stacey DiMuzio, Althea Gonzalez, Emmalie Handley, Shanita Jackson

What happens when women create a safe place to confront issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, body image and self-love? Author, poet and domestic violence advocate, Zoe Flowers discovered magic happens, in the form of a dynamic, socially, and culturally responsible “Choreodrama” titled From Ashes to Angel's Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood. Flowers uses poetry, interlaced through vignettes, monologues and movement, to drive the stories of our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and friends.

March 5-21, 2015 (Thur-Sat 7:30 pm) The Be Be Theatre 20 Commerce St.

Eventbrite - From Ashes To Angel's Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood

Coming Soon!


Written by Bruce Graham

Directed by Ashleigh Millett

"Does a lousy upbringing excuse heinous crimes? Is there room for mercy and repentance within the judicial system? And if Americans really knew the inhabitants of death row, would they want to see them die? Worthy questions…a provocative subject and a literate sensibility " —Variety.

Based on a true story. Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn is a funny young guy who loves to do impressions. He's also a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. As each awaits his fate on death row, one evokes sympathy, the other derision. In vivid scenes, COYOTE ON A FENCE explores the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though proven guilty? This penetrating new drama offers no clear verdict, just utterly compelling theatre. 

The Beneficiary of this Production is My Daddy Taught Me That

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT Monday April 6th 6-9pm and Tuesday April 7th 6-9pm (2015)

June 4-20, 2015 (Thur-Sat. 7:30 pm) The Be Be Theatre 20 Commerce St.

Season Sponsors

Christopher's Computers

Diva Deluxe Design

Tempus Fugit Design

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