Why are you called
That Uppity Theatre Company?
Because when we were considering a name for our company years ago, we wanted something that would really indicate how progressive, creative and out-of-the-box we intended to be. The word uppity has long been associated with people who have challenged the status quo including women, people of color, Jews, members of the LGBT community. Our thinking was, if someone was trying to describe us, they'd say, "Well, you know, it's that uppity theatre company." Do you like the name?
Where do you perform?
We perform in schools, at churches, for corporations and the government, at conferences, at events. We have even performed in a car wash and on the Eads Bridge. In fact, we perform just about anywhere. Instead of having a theatre space of our own, we believe it is important to bring our art to the community.
Is the DisAbility Project part of Uppity?
Yes. The DisAbility Project operates under the nonprofit structure of That Uppity Theatre Company.
There is no set time for auditions. We hold auditions before new projects and also audition people who are interested in specific projects on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in some of our ongoing projects like the DisAbility Project, you should contact us about attending a rehearsal, so we can get acquainted and see if we are a good mutual fit.
When are auditions?
We used to produce a lot of work by other people. Now, we develop most of our projects in house, sometimes in conjunction with guest artists. However, we also produce individual projects in which we solicit materials such as BRIEFS: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays.
Does Uppity produce other people's work?
Due to the constraints of our budget and staff, we do not accept unsolicited materials. When we are doing a project that calls for submissions, we will post that.
How do I go about submitting work to Uppity?
Ticket price depends on the project. Many of our performances are free and open to the public. While others do have ticket prices, they are usually available at several levels, and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
How much do tickets cost?
We receive grant money from several foundations. Check out our Sponsors page to see which ones. We also accept donations from individuals. Uppity is a 501(c)(3), so donations are tax-deductible.