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Aug
26
Sun
Sunday Scaries Open Mic @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Aug 26 all-day

Aaron Cardwell hosts this open mic every 2nd & 4th Sunday. $3 to perform and free to watch. This open mic ends with a raffle for a free admission to the next open mic!

Aug
27
Mon
Tank Smith’s Trump Tweets Open Mic @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tank Smith hosts this hilarious open mic featuring a pile of Trump Tweets for comedians to read if they so choose.

Signup list for comedians goes out at 8:00, open mic begins at 8:30.

Aug
31
Fri
Teacher’s Lounge @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join our faculty for a variety hour that showcases what they do best. Featuring the best improvisers and stand ups in the Triangle as well as visiting artists from New York and LA, this is one class you don’t want to skip

Meme Team @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Aug 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Some of the funniest improvisers in the Triangle join forces to do scenes based on your life, your friends lives and of course – MEMES!

Sep
18
Tue
Level 1: Introduction to Improv (8/23-9/27) @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm

This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say “yes, and…,” make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues.

The PIT’s Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a final graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.

This 6 week class runs Thursdays 6pm-8pm, August 23rd to September 27th.

About Your Instructor:

Juliet Kaplan is a teaching artist passionate about collaboration and human connection. She has been a member of the Transactors Improv Company since 2014, the longest running improv company in the South. She performs regularly with the Transactors in both their evening-length improvised shows and their family shows geared towards younger audiences. She has taught improv to a variety of ages, and also facilitates Applied Improv workshops for businesses and teams looking to improve teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. She is a co-founder of the Curious Theatre Collective, who write and perform plays based on the true stories of remarkable women. She is also an award-winning composer, and has created work with a variety of wonderful artists including choreographers, playwrights/directors, multimedia artists, and musicians.

Sep
19
Wed
Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood @ PlayMakers Repertory Company
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

This rip-roaring romp through Sherwood Forest comes to PlayMakers with all the thrills and romance you could ask for. We’ll fill the theatre with flying arrows, clanging swords, and perilous feats of daring as you follow Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Robin Hood himself through this timeless story of a people’s hero who takes on the powers that be.

Sep
22
Sat
Nutcracker Auditions (8-10 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Auditions held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For Serious Young Ballet Dancers ages 8-10. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Nutcracker Auditions (11-18 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Audition held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Nutcracker auditions for serious young dancers ages 11-18. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Sep
25
Tue
Sketch 101: Intro to Sketch Comedy @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm

This class explores the fundamentals of sketch comedy through writing exercises, collaborative creation, and a survey of the art form. It’s geared toward all levels of experience — no prior training required, and opportunities to build on past training as the class goes along.

In this class you will:

-Discover the core tenets of sketch comedy, and how those principles apply to any kind of comedy you’re interested in doing.

-Explore the medium made famous by SNL, Monty Python, Key & Peele, and more icons.

-Build scenes, characters, and premises in a group environment, with an emphasis on positive collaboration.

This 6 week class meets 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays from August 21st to October 2nd, with no class on September 18th.

This class will end with a show at the PIT for friends and family.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Alex Schmidt is a comedy writer, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. He’s written sketch & digital comedy for The New Yorker, The Onion, CollegeHumor, Funny Or Die, and more fine institutions. He’s staffed at Cracked.com, where he’s written dozens of original comedy sketches, along with creating and writing multiple narrative online series. Alex’s narrative writing has also appeared on BBC America & in the finals of scriptwriting competitions. When not scribbling, Alex hosts Earwolf’s “The Cracked Podcast”, and guests on comedy podcasts like “Fake The Nation”, “Unpopular Opinion”, “Probably Science”, “Who Charted” and more. Alex is also a creative consultant on the stand-up show “Game Over Comedy” at LA’s The Clubhouse, a writer/performer at LA’s The Pack Theater, and a former Brookfield, Illinois zoo tour guide.

Oct
7
Sun
October Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

October Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity

Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents a story time, puppet show and art activity inspired by the popular children’s book The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. Recommended ages are 4-8. Puppetry programs will be held at four community locations.

Sat., Oct. 6th 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
Sun., Oct. 7th 1”30-2:30 Kidzu Children’s Museum. Pay What You Can Sundays
Fri., Oct. 19th 4:00-5:00 Hillsborough Main Library. FREE
Sat., Oct. 20th 10:30-11:30 Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh Down Syndrome Achievement Center. FREE registration required due to space limits.

Oct
10
Wed
Skeleton Crew @ PlayMakers Repertory Company
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:30 pm

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family, but the stress and strain of an uncertain future threatens to do more than just gum up the works. In the conclusion to her Detroit Trilogy, Dominique Morisseau explores the difficult choices each blue collar worker must face as they see the writing on the wall.

Oct
13
Sat
Triangle Youth Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Carrboro High School
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

Triangle Youth Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty! Adult tickets are $15, Student/Sr. Citizen tickets are $12, and Children’s tickets are $8.

Oct
14
Sun
Triangle Youth Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Carrboro High School
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm

Triangle Youth Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty! Adult Tickets are $15, Students and Sr. Citizen Tickets are $12 and Children’s Tickets are $8.

Nov
16
Fri
Hilton Als: Lives of the Performers @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and theater critic for The New Yorker Hilton Als comes to Carolina Performing Arts to stage the work-in-progress of his debut play, Lives of the Performers —a provocative work that explores race, the self (and those forces that threaten to destroy it), and sisterhood. Directed by Peter Born and starring Helga Davis and Okwui Okpokwasili with support from the Ford Foundation.