Full-blown Pop-Up Show
Curbside Theater takes the theater to you, wherever that is: your street, park, plaza, or block. Experience live performing art under the stars on a warm night with your community and friends. Presented by nonprofit art-maker SB Dance.
The 2022 season features “All Those Kinds of Love”, a stage show set to an international songbook from the 50s and 60s with live music by Raffi and Ischa. Available on a less frequent basis, “Untitled”, a new piece with a completely different format, takes place in open areas and employs a large moving sculpture. Viewers download the music and listen with earbuds on their phones.
How to see it?
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Performances are presented by arts councils, neighborhood groups, learning institutions, and others. Funding from the State of Utah, Salt Lake County, and others enable us to reach under-served populations and locations.
Contact us if you’re interested in organizing or advocating a performance at your place.
Jul 27 Block party, Park City
Jul 29 AVAILABLE
Jul 30 Sugar Space SLC
Aug 5 Block party, Sandy
Aug 6 Block party, SLC
Aug 19 Town park, Boulder, UT
Aug 20 Town park, Boulder, UT
Aug 27 Rose Wagner SLC (Rose Exposed)
Sep 8 U of U Honors College, SLC
Sep 9 AVAILABLE
Sep 10 AVAILABLE
Sep 14 Eat Drink SLC
Sep 15 Eat Drink SLC
Sep 16 Block party, SLC
Sep 17 AVAILABLE
Sep 23 SUU Dance Department, Cedar City
Sep 24 Kayenta Center for the Arts, Ivins
Sep 29 High School Shakespeare Festival at SUU, Cedar City
Oct 1 High School Shakespeare Festival at SUU, Cedar City
With the ability to travel to audiences and adaptable to many spaces, Curbside Theater is perfect for viewers who are isolated, restricted, or with accessibility challenges. Please contact us to work something out. It’s part of our mission.
Donating to Curbside Theater
Curbside requires the support of cultural enthusiasts. Contributions underwrite most of our performances. Please consider donating so we can continue to make this program as available as possible. SB Dance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible as allowable by law.
- Is it low risk for cornonavirus transmission? It’s an outdoor performance with ample space for social distancing. All SB Dance personnel are fully vaccinated.
- How does presenting work? Most organize some kind of social event- and cap off the evening with a performance at dusk.
- Is this okay for kids? Sure. You might think of it like going to a nice restaurant: some youths enjoy it; others just want a kids menu. Please don’t make a reservation for a children’s party.
- What’s a good location? Reasonably level ground, fairly quiet, access for a truck and small trailer, room for the audience to spread out, no obstructions like tree branches, and ideally pretty dark. Cul-de-sacs, green spaces, parks, paved areas like a parking lot are typical. In special cases where vehicle access isn’t possible, we set up a custom platform stage.
- What’s the best time? Around dusk so our stage lighting can elevate the experience.
- What time is dusk? In Salt Lake, it’s approximately 9:15pm on the summer solstice. By late September, it’s closer to 7:30pm. If the location is shaded by mountains, trees, or buildings, it will be dim sooner.
- Is it always the same show? Curbside Theater’s first show is called “All Those Kinds of Love” and is set on a small stage with two chairs. The work constantly evolves with new music, performers, pieces, and configurations. A new work is also in development.
- How can I help get spread the word? Send folks the link to this site, get on Instagram and tag #curbsidetheater. We endeavor to reach vulnerable and under-served populations. Please reach out if you need suggestions or help with coordination.
Jorji Diaz Fadel
Music and score performed, rendered, and created by Raffi & Ischa
Created and directed by Stephen Brown in collaboration with performers. Additional choreography by Nathan Shaw and Satu Hummasti.
Site photography by Paul Christean