• Culture Drives Development

    Appalshop and the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project at Lafayette College form a partnership and create a strategic investment plan that simultaneously supports the...

  • BETSY! The Appalachian--Puerto Rican Musical

    BETSY! tells the story of a Bronx jazz singer forced to confront her twin Spanish Caribbean and Scotch-Irish roots. Her dilemma stirs up the ghosts of six generations of American...

  • Story Circles

    Our tested storytelling method for empowering community members.

  • 3 Tips for Engaging Your Theater Audience on the Web

    In this three-minute video, Roadside Theater collaborator Jamie Haft uses the play Junebug/Jack to illustrate three tips for engaging theater audiences on the web.

  • A Conservative Economist on Cultural Development

    How does a community achieve shared prosperity and a sense of well-being? Is greed part of our human nature? What are the incentives to combine economic development with cultural...


Review: When Puerto Rico Meets Appalachia

The result is a highly entertaining, musically rich performance that honors storytelling’s role in preserving our connection to the people and places from which we come.