Electric Pressure Cooker 25: Close Quarters

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Electric Pressure Cooker 25: Close Quarters



$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.


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 7 months!

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


The AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is back ON THE ROAD 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: Comedian Chad Weaver

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.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts will have wine available. Outside food and beverages are permitted.


Chad Weaver’s Chad Weaver is a comedian from Akron and he came here to rock ‘n’ roll. He runs a monthly comedy show at the Rialto Theatre in Kenmore called Thrill or be Thrilled, and is a part of Pizza Money, a monthly sketch show in Cleveland. He will be hosting the Electric Pressure Cooker on September 24th at Standing Rock in Kent, which is the event description you’re reading right now. Yeah I’m talking to you, yeah you. Chad’s in your brain right now. Don’t turn around, I’m behind you.



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