When you look at the demographics of Knoxville, the people that live on the river and the people that live near the railroad experience Knoxville from vastly different perspectives. Our neighborhoods, churches, community groups, and social circles seem deeply divided along various lines. Some are the literal lines of the Tennessee River or the tracks of the railroad, and some are metaphorical, like the lines between races, religions, and ethnic groups or the cultural lines between east, west, north, and south Knoxville. The goal of River & Rail Theatre is to not just create professional theatre accessible to all Knoxvillians, but to create theatre true to the stories of Knoxville, shared collectively by those on every side of every line.
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The cornerstone of OCPAC is individual giving. Whether big or small, one-time donations or monthly commitments, these gifts support our staff, shows, and productions, allowing us to continue bringing stories to Knoxville.
OCPAC is seeking strategic partnerships with interested corporations in East TN. We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for more info contact our development director.
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As Knoxville continues to transform into a major player among American cities, we must realize, more than ever, the value of our diversity.
Theatre gives us the opportunity to laugh, grieve, and celebrate life with someone whose story we may have never considered. If only for a small time, we sit elbow to elbow with complete strangers and forget why we ever feared one another. In order to curate these experiences, we need to explore what keeps people away from the theatre and remove those obstacles as best we can.
That’s why, for each ticket purchased, River & Rail will donate a ticket to our community through a local non-profit organization.
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