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Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret 32


  • Aqueduct Brewing 529 Grant Street Akron, OH, 44311 United States (map)

Akron's most ELECTRIC open mic is back just as Wandering Aesthetics gears up for the upcoming launch of #AkronBreadbox!!!

$5 cover charge or pay-what-you-can at the door. Audience members can pay their covers and artists can pre-register for a performance slot online at epcooker.com or via phone at 330.612.3090.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO:

Helping Wandering Aesthetics reach our Year Two match for The Electric Pressure Cooker… presents Bigger than a Breadbox, as well as towards paying the #EPCooker team members in order to maintain this vibrant community event.

After successfully reaching our Year One match – in large part thanks to the #EPCooker Community – Wandering Aesthetics has started the fundraising process for Year Two of Bigger Than A Breadbox. Bigger Than A Breadbox – launching this fall – is one of the 27 winners of the of the 2015 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Akron. #AkronBreadbox needs to raise $75,000 in matching funds over two years - but only $37,500 over the next 14 months.

For more information (including the up-to-date funds raised) visit akronbreadbox.com or email watheatre@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

The AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is piggybacking off of the upcoming F*N*M at everyone's favorite brewery – Aqueduct Brewing – for another month of "ANYTHING GOES" entertainment!

Through humble beginnings in the basement of a Highland Square flower shop, the #EPCooker is an artist driven event that sees over 100 audience members, 20+ performances and 6 non-stop hours of art.

Doors open and registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Performances begin between 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Anyone may sign up for a 12-minute slot. Performers may pre-register at epcooker.com.

An emcee, house drum kit, keyboard, lighting and sound system (with operators) are provided. This month's emcee: Comedian & Improviser Ruben Ryan

ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform. Previous acts have included: monologues, acoustic musicians, comedians, feats of strength, play readings, experimental art, dancers, scenes from plays, improvisation, devised work, full rock bands and performance artists. But the sky is the limit; no art is too taboo for the #EPCooker!

ALL levels – from beginner to the most experienced – are encouraged to perform. Those under 18 are permitted to attend (and perform!) with adult supervision.

The #EPCooker is not just an Open Mic. It is an open and welcoming community of artists. It is also a great networking event, a great place to improve stage presence and a great place to develop as an artist. Storyteller Kyle Jozsa, Comedian Sarah Jones, Just Go With It Improv Comedy Troupe, Copper Pennies and many other acts premiered at the #EPCooker.

Aqueduct Brewing has a quality selection of craft beer, cider and food available for sale. Outside beverages are not permitted. Outside food is allowed.

ABOUT THE EMCEE:

Jeff Klemm...