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Tantrum Theater Summer Festival

Tantrum Theater 2019 Summer Festival

Join us for the inaugural Tantrum Summer Theater Festival! This year, our festival serves as the intersection between three provocative and captivating themes: masculinity, the Black experience in Appalachia, and heroism. 

Festival Press Materials

Beyond Words

Written and Performed by Bill Bowers
E. E. Baker Theater Stage, Kantner Hall
Friday, August 16 • 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 17 • 8:00 PM

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Internationally-acclaimed physical theater artist, Bill Bowers, explores the world of gender and masculinity and how these influence our culture and our humanity. This storytelling feat brings together the poetry of music, the power of monologues, and the emotion of mime. Join us for a vibrant and imaginative investigation on the becoming of a man that celebrates evolution and exercises compassion.

Blackbone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets

Written and performed by members of the Affrilachian Poets
Forum Theater, RTV Building
Friday, August 16 • 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 17 • 8:00 PM

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Since 1991, the Affrilachian Poets have been exploring what it means to be a person of color in Appalachia. Evoking inclusivity, Blackbone represents a spectrum of their combined voices shaped by the region. With stories focused around folklore, music, definition of home, and community impact, this evening of spoken word celebrates and shares the narratives of this region from a historically marginalized demographic. 

Super Night Shot

Gob Squad
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
Friday, August 23 • 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 24 • 9:00 PM  

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Berlin-based Gob Squad presents their landmark production, Super Night Shot. With nearly 200 international presentations since the project’s inception in 2003, the artists in this theatrical performance create a one-of-a-kind film on the streets of Athens an hour before curtain. As our heroes will “embark on a set of comic and fantastical adventures that celebrate unexpected encounters with strangers” we gain reflections into community and our everyday interactions with others.

 *All performances take place in Athens on campus at Ohio University.