Tuesday, June 30, 2015

That Uppity Theater Company

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with That Uppity Theater Company in St. Louis.

Why are you called That Uppity Theatre Company?
Because when we were considering a name for our company years ago, we wanted something that would really indicate how progressive, creative and out-of-the-box we intended to be. The word uppity has long been associated with people who have challenged the status quo including women, people of color, Jews, members of the LGBT community. Our thinking was, if someone was trying to describe us, they'd say, "Well, you know, it's that uppity theatre company." Do you like the name?

Where do you perform?
We perform in schools, at churches, for corporations and the government, at conferences, at events. We have even performed in a car wash and on the Eads Bridge. In fact, we perform just about anywhere. Instead of having a theatre space of our own, we believe it is important to bring our art to the community.

Is the DisAbility Project part of Uppity?
Yes. The DisAbility Project operates under the nonprofit structure of That Uppity Theatre Company.

Does Uppity produce other people's work?
We used to produce a lot of work by other people. Now, we develop most of our projects in house, sometimes in conjunction with guest artists. However, we also produce individual projects in which we solicit materials such as our upcoming BRIEFS: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays.

How much do tickets cost?
Ticket price depends on the project. Many of our performances are free and open to the public. While others do have ticket prices, they are usually available at several levels, and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.




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