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History Specials

Explore our region’s history and culture through this selection of diverse programs.

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

May 4th Voices

May 4th Voices

MAY 4TH VOICES is a play that brings together first-person narratives about the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University. Premiered in 2013.

2012

2011

Hammer on Steel

Hammer on Steel

The history and heart of steel drum music and its journey from tropical Trinidad to The University of Akron’s music school. Premiered in 2011.

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

If You're Not Dead, Play!

If You're Not Dead, Play!

This production documents the second wave of Akron garage bands that continued in the tradition of the Akron sound that began with bands like Devo. Premiered in 2005.

2003

2002

A Simple Life

A Simple Life

A SIMPLE LIFE visits the people and the places that populate Holmes County, Ohio, the center of the world's largest Amish population. Premiered in 2002.

2001

Floating on Air

Floating on Air

Lighter-than-air enthusiasts share the fond memories and fascinating history of Akron’s unofficial mascot of the skies. Premiered in 2001.

2000

Act of Duty

Act of Duty

Northeast Ohio men and women share their stories of battle and how it shaped their lives. Premiered in 2000.