Civic’s Millennial Theatre Project reflects community with SAY IT LOUD performance at Rialto Theatre

Additional shows planned in Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland and downtown Akron.

The Akron Civic Theatre’s Millennial Theatre Project will bring its production of SAY IT LOUD to Kenmore’s Rialto Theatre on Saturday, June 4, at 4 PM. Admission is free.

SAY IT LOUD is an original play written by local theater artists Francine Parr and Maya Nicholson in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the protests that happened across the country during the summer of 2020. The production has garnered acclaim for its authentic representation of the lived experiences of members of our community – many of whom told their stories to the playwrights during the play’s development.

“The Rialto is a staple in Kenmore,” said co-playwright and MTP Artistic Director Francine Parr, “so it is the perfect space to present a production giving voice to the thoughts, fear and anger of the people who make up the community in which it is located.”

In addition to the Rialto performance, SAY IT LOUD will be presented at the Knight Stage in

downtown Akron on May 25th, MOCA Cleveland (in partnership with the Museum of Creative Human Art) on May 28, and the Jenks Building in Cuyahoga Falls on June 3.

Funding for these performances has been provided by Arts Midwest, Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

More information on SAY IT LOUD is available at facebook.com/SayItLoudAkron and therialtotheatre.com.

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