May 11th, 12th and 13th

5pm in downtown Graham, NC


Due to limited space, advance registration required (See Below) Starting location will be emailed upon registration.


Make / Believe takes audiences on a short walking journey though downtown Graham before arriving at a secret location in which performers will create an immersive theatrical event, probing the value of artistic experiences within a society driven by commercial market forces. Drawing loosely on historical NC commerce traditions such as Tobacco Auctions, Make / Believe playfully imagines the value of a song, a dance, a poem or a story as a commodity to be bid upon, bought, sold and traded. In a series of communal and individual vignettes, Make / Believe ultimately asks audiences to consider the value of artistic experiences in their daily lives, communities and larger society.

The performance is part 1 of a 2-part series on value, art and community to take place in downtown Graham. It continues Culture Mill’s tradition of creating artistic experiences in secret, site-specific locations in order to instil an intriguing sense of adventure in audiences. Make / Believe is Culture Mill’s first production to be held in Graham, and realized with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a grant from the Alamance Innovation Fund in cooperation with The COOP.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Email for special needs.


REGISTration FOR MAKE / Believe iS Full!