The Social Anxiety Hour

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Mixed Media Series  •  September 20-22 @ 7:30pm

THE SOCIAL ANXIETY HOUR is a whirlwind variety show filled with original radio-style script readings, live foley sound effects, and various musical numbers by adventuresome local artists.

TICKETS are just $10

Featuring new work by:

  • Brian Bacon
  • Lauren Joy Fraley & Jeremy Paul
  • Christopher Hisey


Making Your Life
As An Artist

Free Workshop  •  The First Monday of the month  •  August-November 2018

If you are a Cleveland artist or maker within any form or discipline, we invite you to join Maelstrom Collaborative Arts in forming a microcosmic artist community that addresses the major questions laid out in Artists U's nationally acclaimed "Making Your Life as an Artist" book and workbook. Each session is FREE and will include group, partner or individual check-ins, writing and thought exercises, discussion, and direction for out-of-session extension activities centered around ideas like:

  • Why artists are poor and why we shouldn’t be.
  • The crucial role artists play in culture, and why it’s often under-valued.
  • Tools and principles artists have used to thrive.
  • Why artists already have the skills needed to make balanced, sustainable lives.

Books and Workbooks are FREE by PDF download at

Sessions will be facilitated by Marcia Custer, with the support of Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Arts Hatchery! and the leaders of Artists U. Marcia is a performance artist who can be found in Cleveland making one-woman noise-musicals, singing in freak-pop band Half an Animal, acting in the online series 2 Divorced Moms, or sharing her work outside of Cleveland in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., and other cities nationally.



Orchard STEAM Club


Education Program  •  Spring 2018

Entering its third year, the Maelstrom STEAM Club is a creative space for girls to explore the intersection of the arts and STEM subjects. In the midst of the ongoing contemporary educational movement to put the "A(rts)" into "S(cience) T(echnology) E(ngineering) M(ath)," our club at Orchard School champions artistic and scientific work at the borders of previously defined disciplines in the same manner of our professional performances. In 2018, program lead Lauren Joy Fraley is joined by guest artists Brittany Benton, Sequoia Bostick, Annie Clark, and Marcia Custer, in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School district and with generous support from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation