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No Shame Theatre

Theatre, Upstairs Studio

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers, and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen and usually does in this late-night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), short (five minutes or less), and not break anything (including the law). Inside those rules you can do pretty much anything you’re interested in trying in front of a live audience—plays, monologues, songs, dance, poetry, mime, juggling, comedy, tragedy, improvisation, dada, magic—we’ve even seen people do floral arrangements! Pieces are accepted starting at 10 p.m., doors open at 10:30 p.m., and the show starts at 11 p.m., running on average an hour and a half. Admission: suggested donation of $5.

Due to Hollins University’s Culture of Care protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all audience members will be required to show proof of full vaccination (either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson) and at least one booster AT THE DOOR to attend a performance. Everyone is also required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times while in the theatre. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Go to for additional information.

June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 p.m.

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No Shame Theatre
  • 7916 Williamson Road
  • Roanoke, VA 24019
  • to
  • Hollins University
  • $5
  • Recurring weekly on Friday