Why are you called That Uppity
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.
When are auditions?
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.
Does Uppity produce other people's work?
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 our upcoming BRIEFS: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays.
How do I go about submitting work to Uppity?
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 much do tickets cost?
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.
Who funds Uppity?
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.