PVCC Participatory Theatre Series Returns with Open Mic Night and Contemporary Improvisation Workshop

Charlottesville, Va. – January 31, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will host the return of two of its free participatory theatre series as part of its 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season. The “One Mic Stand” spoken word open mic night will take place on Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m., followed by the next session of the “In-form: Shapes of Contemporary Improvisation” workshop series on Friday, February 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Both events are free and will take place in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the PVCC Main Campus in Charlottesville.

The “One Mic Stand” series, known for its diverse range of spoken word works, is open to both seasoned and aspiring artists. Past performances have featured everything from poetry and comedy to political satire, personal storytelling and more. Those who wish to perform may sign up at the PVCC Box Office in the lobby of the V. Earl Dickinson Building starting at 6 p.m. on the night of the show.

The “In-form: Shapes of Contemporary Improvisation” workshop will feature expressive arts instructor Macaco Nova York sharing movement practices that access the same creative potential that underlies theatrical improvisation. Preregistration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, contact Professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller at bstoller@pvcc.edu or 434.961.5246.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. The facility is wheelchair accessible and ample free parking is located in front of the building. 

For more information about PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance season, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts, call the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or email boxoffice@pvcc.edu.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville. Visit www.pvcc.edu.




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