THE TINKER is a works-in-progress showcase once a month where emerging performance artists can explore their ideas with an audience.
Dwellings Dancetheatre is a partnership between Patricia Brooks Cope, a dance maker, and Meredith Dayna Levy, a playwright. THE TINKER is their first Virginian venture in creating opportunities for other local artists to explore, connect, and make performance works. Their hope is that the showcase can be a place where artists feel safe to present a work-in-progress with the intention of “tinkering” further with the project. Audience participation is vital to that process.
THE TINKER happens at Roanoke Ballet Theatre. Each evening features three to five different artists in the performing arts, be that dance, theatre, or music.
There is no set ticket price; rather a hat is passed around for “what-you-can-give” donations. Donations will benefit both RBT and the artists whose work is preformed. Refreshments are served after the show, and the audience is encouraged to mingle with the artists afterwards for casual discussion.
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