discover :: Upcoming Eye Openers

The Eye Opener Series is an extension of nimbus’ mission to see new work and new artists develop. We now have a space, and we want to make use of it. Let’s use it. So many artists have ideas they are working on without having the venue to show the work while it’s developing and get feedback from the audience. As the interaction with the audience is a huge part of live performance, nimbus wants to use its space to make that happen.

This series provides an atmosphere in which directors, writers, actors, and designers may experiment outside of the confines of a mainstage production. Participation is open to any artist, with preference given to those who have worked with nimbus before.

This is designed as an opportunity to showcase new work. This means that there is a developmental component, and the resulting performance can be in-process and exploratory. As the focus is on developing new work, there should not be a need for royalties to be paid.

Chicken Dinner with Dead Girl

April 28, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Chicken Dinner with Dead Girl by Megan Clark is a surrealist black comedy about a dinner party.

Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’: A Live Radio Theater Experience

November 11, 2014 - November 11, 2014

The Mounds Theater Radio Players present their work-in-progress piece “Frankenstein”. Performed as 'Live Radio Theater', actors will be playing numerous characters (some 5+), and a team of Foley artists will provide live sound effects from a wide variety of props.

The White Hot

January 29, 2014 - January 29, 2014

Nimbus continues their Eye Opener series with "The White Hot", a reading of a new play by local author Gemma Irish

The Line that Divides

June 5, 2013 - June 5, 2013

The Line That Divides (a work in progress) explores the divisions between people: social, physical, real, and invented, and how these divisions affect individual morality. At a border checkpoint, migrant workers, tourists, and other travelers wait for the day's passage to begin. When a terrorist attack erupts within the border walls, and the checkpoints lock down, border guards and commutersmust decide what the other side is to them.

Stroke of Luck

May 29, 2013 - May 29, 2013

Tisch Rhone's new one woman show will take the audience on a journey from her recent stroke, through recovery and why she finds such a tragedy lucky.