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The Project:
Faces of Change, Asolo Rep’s seventh annual community-based documentary theater project, is created from the real-life experiences of local residents and community members and is inspired by this season’s production of Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake. Stories will not only showcase LGBT unions, but other “non-traditional” modern marriages, including those with racial and religious differences, and blended families. Through the collection of stories (by way of story circles and interviews), Asolo Rep aims to provide an opportunity for local community-building: this process allows for an ongoing discussion and collaboration, and uses theater to create connections and to explore connections that already exist. Faces of Change is part of Asolo Rep’s IllumiNation Series. For more info, please visit:
The Event:
Whether in the Cook Theatre at Asolo Rep, or hosted by a community partner, the evening will include a free theatrical reading of the assembled text, a post-show talkback discussion with participants and creators, and a reception open to audience and community members.
The Timeline:
Interviews, story-gathering, creation of text: August-February
Rehearsal: March- April
Asolo Performances: 7:00pm, Sunday, April 7, and 7:00pm, Monday, April 8 (Cook Theatre, at Asolo Rep)
Community performances: TBD

Interested in participating or volunteering? Please contact Ria Cooper, Community Engagement Specialist, at or 941-351-9010 x3306.

Faces of Change is made possible, in part, with support from the Koski Family Foundation Fund for New Audiences.




Click below to watch an overview of Faces of Change and the 2017 project.


Click below to listen to the 2017 Faces of Change project. Inspired by our 2016-17 season productions of The Great Society and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Faces of Change asked, “Racially-motivated violence is more visible today than ever. How do we respond, and how can we take action where we live?"


Click below to listen to the 2016 Faces of Change project, recorded at Nova Sango Productions in Sarasota, FL. Inspired by our 2015-16 season production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, Faces of Change asked, “How does faith both connect and divide us in America today?”