Theater Department

Welcome to Epoch Arts'  Theater Department.

The theater department develops new and original performances twice a year and is open to students 7th grade and up. Our productions, which are about transformation, possibilities and community, give our audiences a place to experience work on the cutting edge of creativity.

Each fall our students collaborate in creating, writing and performing an original one act Mini Production. Our original Main Stage Performance is performed late spring and is a community driven experience.

We invite you to join our unique performing troupe, and please, no experience needed.

theater Department People

Elizabeth Namen
Artistic Director
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Rachel Martin
Assistant Artistic Director
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Ben Martin
Assistant Film and Theater Director
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Sam Poe Bolton
Staff
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Theater Department Memories

Unfinished People-2017

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The original play, Unfinished People, focused on issues of social and economic differences, it looked at what causes separation, what distracts us from community involvement and how we can educate ourselves on issues that we know nothing about. It talked about characters who lived in a perfect diverse society, but when they are pulled out of that society and forced to look at the real world,they are shocked at how broken the world really is. "The play tackled current social and economic issues, as well as addressed the drug problems in this world that others seem to ignore. It taught us that we need to be passionate and active members of our community, instead of being distracted by superficial things,” says actor Megan Crotty. The play asked the question of how we spend our time, what superficial things we fill it up with and should we be investing in people, rather than things. Sixteen year old cast member Robin Leet explained, “This isn't your average play. This show discusses important, sparsely spoken of issues, such as drugs, addiction and what it can do to a person, and the unhealthy things we consume ourselves with in daily life. We will speak of the vacancy in relationships and people caused by cell phones and other casual, everyday devices.We break down barriers you might not even know were there and bring attention to poverty, the middle to lower class, and how these issues can affect our community as a whole.”

Beautiful Things 2016

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"You are beautiful, smart, unique, and you are always enough. You are worth it, I tell her. And with the smallest of actions, with nothing more than a seed, her spirits were lifted in this one little deed. Yes, I believe love, will make you do crazy things." Little things are worth the investment.

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Ubuntu - Mainstage 2015

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Epoch Arts is gearing up to perform its 18th year of the Mainstage play. With an amazing and diverse cast, this years theme fits perfectly. The plays central theme is about community, but with a broader sense of what that really means and who that includes. The storyline begins with a character Abella who is searching for a friend outside of her clique. But she is a Haveit, and she is not allowed to include other people, especially Tinkers and definitely not Monsters. To her surprise, she discovers a friend who is certainly not like her. His name is Bartholomew and he is a monster with a special talent. Abella learns that opening your heart to all people creates a balance that is missing within her community. It takes courage, a sense of newness and a fight, but in the end she stands as a wonderful example of what every community should look like. Epoch Arts theater department creates new and original works that are about transformation, possibilities and community which allows audiences a place to experience work on the cutting edge. For more information visit us on facebook or at www.epocharts.org

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Tweaked - Mainstage 2014

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An original play

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Seeds - Mainstage 2013

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An original play.

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Thanks for coming to Unfinished People-2017

The original play, Unfinished People, focused on issues of social and economic differences, it looked at what causes separation, what distracts us from community involvement and how we can educate ourselves on issues that we know nothing about. It talked about characters who lived in a perfect diverse society, but when they are pulled out of that society and forced to look at the real world,they are shocked at how broken the world really is. "The play tackled current social and economic issues, as well as addressed the drug problems in this world that others seem to ignore. It taught us that we need to be passionate and active members of our community, instead of being distracted by superficial things,” says actor Megan Crotty. The play asked the question of how we spend our time, what superficial things we fill it up with and should we be investing in people, rather than things. Sixteen year old cast member Robin Leet explained, “This isn't your average play. This show discusses important, sparsely spoken of issues, such as drugs, addiction and what it can do to a person, and the unhealthy things we consume ourselves with in daily life. We will speak of the vacancy in relationships and people caused by cell phones and other casual, everyday devices.We break down barriers you might not even know were there and bring attention to poverty, the middle to lower class, and how these issues can affect our community as a whole.”