$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 watheatre.com/epcooker or via phone at 330.612.3090.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO:
The Electric Pressure Cooker… presents Bigger than a Breadbox is one of the 27 winners for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Akron. Bigger Than A Breadbox needs to raise $75,000 in matching funds - $37,500 over the next 8 months!
For more information (including the up-to-date funds raised) visit watheatre.com/btab or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is back at the chic Pub Bricco for another month of "ANYTHING GOES" fun!
Through humble beginnings in the basement of a flower shop, the #EPCooker is an artist driven event that sees over 100 audience members, 20+ performances and 6 non-stop hours of art.
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 watheatre.com/epcooker.
An emcee, house drum kit, keyboard and sound system (with operators) are provided. This month's emcee: Musician Jeff Klemm
ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform. Previous acts have included: monologues, acoustic musicians, play readings, comedians, experimental art, dancers, scenes from plays, improv, 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, Copper Pennies and many other acts premiered at the #EPCooker.
Pub Bricco has a full bar and a wide selection of food. Food and alcohol are permitted in the theatre.
ABOUT THE EMCEE:
Dubbed the "Hardest Working Man In Akron Show Business" American singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer, Jeff Klemm, based out of Northeast Ohio, best known for his work as Maid Myriad's frontman and guitarist in the now defunct Via Lotus. His newest solo endeavor showcases his craft of songwriting and versatility playing all the instruments in the studio while performing live with JEFF KLEMM & THE LETTERS.
Klemm has performed his music throughout the country many times, embarking on several national full band and solo acoustic tours averaging out to around 100 shows a year since 2012. His accomplished work as a sound engineer has been showcased prominently in national venues and mainstream radio stations.