NC Stage and WNC AARP are partnering to bring Mind the Gap to Asheville!
Led by the New York Theatre Workshop, Mind the Gap is a FREE intergenerational theatre workshop that brings together teens (14-19) and elders (60+) to share their stories and create an original theatre piece inspired by each other’s lives.
Through interviews, writing exercises, and theatrical explorations, elders (60+) and youth (14-19) together create a performance piece inspired by the life stories shared. The program culminates in a public presentation where participants perform their own work in progress together.
No theatre experience is required to participate!
Applications for Summer 2020 Mind the Gap – AVL are now open!
For more information on the program and how participants are selected, continue reading below.
Workshop & Performance Location
North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC
How Participants Are Selected
Participants are selected through an application and interview process.
Once applications have been reviewed, candidates will be contacted to schedule group interviews.
The goal of the group interview is to provide you with a glimpse of what it’s like to participate in Mind the Gap. There will be up to 6 applicants in the room for each interview session, and you will be interacting with each other through a short exercise. No preparation is required. Just bring an open mind! If you have any questions about Mind the Gap, there will be a chance to ask them during the group interview session.
Because most of the work in Mind the Gap is done with partners or larger groups, if one person is missing, it throws off the rest of the group. It is critical for every participant to commit to attending every session, and to see the workshop through to the end.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any and all questions you might have about the program at [email protected] or (828) 239-0263.