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DIFFERENT STROKES Performing Arts Collective – 2019 -2020 Season

Making Theater that Makes a Difference

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. Visit us here for Different Strokes Performng Art Collective Season

Different Strokes! to be ‘Company of Residence’ at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts – in The Mountain Xpress  

Press release from Diana Wortham Theatre:

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce its partnership with new company in residence, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective.

The local nonprofit theatre company will begin its residency in September 2019, kicking off its 2019/2020 Season at the Tina McGuire Theatre, the Wortham Center’s new black-box venue with comfortable, convertible seating options for 80-100 people.

Since its inception in 2010, Different Strokes! has primarily produced performances at The BeBe Theatre on Commerce Street, but, in recent years, the company’s popularity prompted its need for a larger space.

“It is with great gratitude, relief and tremendous pride that we announce our partnership with Wortham Center for the Performing Arts,” said Stephanie Hickling Beckman, managing artistic director at Different Strokes! “As a company in residence, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective looks forward to maintaining the integrity of our mission, artistic independence and centralized ticket sales at affordable pricing, while introducing reserved seating, season pass availability, increased exposure, greater potential for community partnerships and an expanded production season.”  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING




Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective was founded in 2010. Our mission is “Making Theatre, Building Community, Facilitating Awareness, and Changing the World (One Play at a Time)“. We believe audiences look to the arts to see beyond themselves and their own boundaries. We believe the arts can be a valuable educational medium capable of bridging cultural gaps. We believe the arts can be a catalyst for social change and personal transformation.  



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