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Join us Sunday, May 15th for CACTUS FLOWERS - a free reading of four new short plays featuring three-time Emmy© Award Nominee Marci Miller and two-time Ovation Award-Winner Dominic Hoffman

VISITING GUEST ACTORS INCLUDE: DaJuan Johnson, Ingrid Rogers, James Patrick Stuart, Youlim Nam, Sibyl Santiago, Tamara Braun, Inga Cadranel, James Sweeney, Allegra Venturi, Tom Ryan, Mats Ahlvik, Eve Cuccaro, Yoshi Sudarso, Oliva Benedict, James Kiberd, Eve Cuccino, Caroline Braver, Robert Garcia Cabrerra and Laura Rook

VISITING PLAYWRIGHTS INCLUDE: Scott Seifert, Christopher Goutman, Scott Sickles, Serena Norr, Lori Meyers, John Mabey, Chima Chikazunga, Jacquelyn Reingold, Youlim Nam, Jeff Gould, John Patrick Bray, and Karin Diann Williams

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In 2022,  Axial invited three-time Emmy© winning actor and two-time Emmy© nominated director Cady McClain to helm Axial Theatre as its new Artistic Director. Since January she has brought on four new board members and two new ensemble members, created monthly readings of new short plays with both local and national playwrights, and is helming a new filmed project unlike anything Axial has done before.

 "I am proud to continue the historic development of new plays through Axial Theater's playwriting program and expand the theater's professional footprint through thought-provoking productions, readings of new works and artful experiences followed by discussions with notable invited guests.  I am ceaselessly impressed with all that Axial has accomplished to date and look forward to working with its talented ensemble as we expand the theater's reach and impact."

                                                                                                                  - Cady McClain

Photo by Joshua Shelton

McClain and Meyer met in 1992 at Michael Howard Studios in NYC at a directing workshop held by Curt Dempster of Ensemble Studio Theatre while McClain also studied in Michael Howards Tuesday Master Class.  They share a commitment to integrity, quality, and caring towards all aspects of the creative process and a vision for theatre that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Photo by Champion Hamilton

Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility

Axial Theater is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who walks through our doors feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. 

We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving arts theater and performance venue is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, inclusive practices and strategies, and a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. 

 

Axial Theatre recognizes the company's historical positionality as a predominantly white and cisgendered space and is continuing to deepen our understanding of and commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Justice within our administrative staff and institution. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive space for all individuals, including artists, staff, students, educators, audiences, and patrons, as we support artists at every level of their career to take risks and flourish safely in order to create new work. 

What Audiences Say About "Cactus Flowers"

"Bravo. Terrific performances and writing from all artists involved."