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Finding Home

What if you were forgotten too?


having a home, living indoors, is a basic human right, one that 500 or more individuals do not have on any given night in the Asheville area alone.

Finding Home, a collection of songs, monologues, scene and dance, will tell the true stories of our neighbors who have lived for years without a home and through the work of Homeward Bound have been able to feel safe and supported for the first time in their lives.

Created and Directed by Candice Dickinson, Finding Home is an immersive show staged in promenade and she asks the audience to anticipate some movement during the performance.


January 11th & 12th

An Exclusive Two-Night Event to End Homelessness in WNC

From the Chef of Table, the Brew Master of Wicked Weed

and Top Local Performers

hosted at Phil Mechanic studios in the river arts district of Downtown Asheville, nc

All proceeds BENEFIT Homeward Bound

tickets to this all inclusive two-night event include

Small exclusive plates from the new menu of the upcoming restaurant venture from Jacob Sessoms of Table and Imperial Life

Clean and sour brews on tap from Wicked Weed Brewing

Specialty chocolates from the award winning Chocolate Fetish

A never-before-seen performance art creation by Candice Dickinson


January 13th & 14th

Two-Night General Admission Based on Donation

Come enjoy our performance on these nights.

Admission is based on donation at the door, cash and item donations are accepted

20 dollar suggested minimum donation - CONCESSIONS will be available for purchase

All proceeds BENEFIT Homeward Bound


Meet the Artists of Finding Home

 
CANDICE DICKINSON  DIRECTOR . PRODUCER . ACTOR & SINGER

CANDICE DICKINSON

DIRECTOR . PRODUCER . ACTOR & SINGER

Candice Dickinson is a director and actor passionate about furthering the performance arts and their impact on the Asheville community. After receiving a BFA in Musical theater from ECU, Candice has been fortunate enough to travel around the country to direct and act. In New York, Candice was a part of the Tres Artis directing group, frequently performed in cabarets, and was able to work with emerging artists on directing and producing new plays and musicals. Candice wants to thank everyone who has given their time, resources, ideas, and support to her during this project. Together, we can make a difference. Through art, we can be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

 
DWIGHT CHILES  ACTOR & SINGER

DWIGHT CHILES

ACTOR & SINGER

Dwight Chiles is an actor, singer and Director from the mountains of Asheville, NC.  He has worked with local companies including Asheville Community Theatre, Montford Park Players, Different Strokes PAC, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre and Parkway Playhouse. Favorite roles include Mrs. Jennings from Senses and Sensibility, Jack from Into the Woods, Oberon from Midsummer Nights Dream and Treplev from The Seagull.  Favorite directing credits include Bonnie and Clyde, GODSPELL, Boeing Boeing, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet among others.  Dwight is also the Co-Artistic Director of Mountain Art Theatre with his dear friend Henry Williamson III and together they have produced a new adaptation of The Seagull, Fall of a Sparrow a radical remix of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Stupid F@cking Bird  and Sense and Sensibility. Dwight would like to thank everyone who comes to the theater and helps support our local artists. 

 
AMANDA KILINIKOWSKI  ACTOR & SINGER

AMANDA KILINIKOWSKI

ACTOR & SINGER

Originally hailing from eastern NC, Amanda Kilinikowski is thrilled to call Asheville home and is grateful to have found such a welcoming theater community in WNC. After several years acting and studying in NYC and touring with a children's theater troupe, she has found a new home with various theaters in the area such as HART, MPP, and Attic Salt. Some favorite roles: Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Jenny Diver in Threepenny Opera, and Louise in The Underpants. Amanda is passionate about bringing the arts to those less fortunate and sharing her love of theater with audiences of all ages through arts education and the staging of established and new works. She would like to thank all of the people who have welcomed her 'home' with open arms. Special thanks on this to Candice, Andy, and Louise. 

 
 
ADAM KAMPOURIS  ACTOR & SINGER . MANDOLIN

ADAM KAMPOURIS

ACTOR & SINGER . MANDOLIN

Adam Kampouris is a Western North Carolina native currently living in New York City, where he has performed in Oresteia (Classic Stage Company/Ashes Company), Essential Theatre Group’s Twelfth Night: A Folk Musical (The Sheen Center), The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Stages), and Camino Real (The Connelly). Regionally he has worked at Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC, Asheville’s North Carolina Stage Company (As You Like It), and most recently with the Immediate Theatre Project’s touring production of Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life! In the coming spring, he will be returning to the Philly Shakes to play the title role in their upcoming production of Hamlet. When not exploring his love of myth and storytelling on stage, he spends his time rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, and pickin’ on the mandolin. Adam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

 
CHRISTINE CALDEMEYER  ACTOR & SINGER

CHRISTINE CALDEMEYER

ACTOR & SINGER

Christine Caldemeyer is delighted to be performing with her fellow nerds in Finding Home, and hopes that her lifetime obsession with music can be put to use, and do a little good for the community. She has previously appeared this past year in Parkway Playhouse's productions of Godspell (Ensemble), and Boeing Boeing (Berthe), as well as costume designing for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Her other acting work the past season includes Twelfth Night (Orsino) and Kate Hamill's Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Dashwood, Anne Steel, and ensemble) at HART's Fangmeyer theater, the former of which she also costumed. She has a degree in Music Theatre Performance from Catawba College.

 
ALLEN LAW  ACTOR & SINGER

ALLEN LAW

ACTOR & SINGER

Allen Law has been living and performing in the Asheville area for 4 years now, and has become a familiar face to WNC audiences.  He spent the summer performing at Parkway Playhouse in the non-stop farce Boeing, Boeing and as Jesus in Godspell.  Other local credits include Mozart in Amadeus (NC Stage), George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (Immediate Theatre Project) and several Shakespearean ladies with Mountain Art Theatre.  A graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory, he performs irregular improv with Blacklist Improv and teaches with Asheville Improv Collective.  Allen previous project with Homeward Bound was the Emmy award winning Veteran's Journey.

 
 
JANICE VERTUCCI SCHREIBER  ACTOR . ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

JANICE VERTUCCI SCHREIBER

ACTOR . ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Janice Vertucci Schreiber arrived in Asheville one year ago with fifty years of theater experience in her trunk. Janice is a graduate in theater from East Carolina University. Her further theater studies include Yale, Julliard, and the University of Southern Maine where she received her teacher certification in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. She was one of the founders of the Magnolia Arts Center in Greenville, North Carolina and was on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Janice’s passion for the theater has been as an actress, a director, and theater educator. As an actress, she has played many roles, but playing Mama Rose in Gypsy was the pinnacle. As a director, mounting a production of Ragtime was beyond fulfilling, and as a  Director of Theatre for Arendell Parrott Academy sharing her love of theater with students was intoxicating! Janice is proud and honored to be part of the Finding Home experience with another ECU graduate, Candice Dickinson.

 
 
ROB BLACKWELL  PIANO . MUSIC DIRECTION

ROB BLACKWELL

PIANO . MUSIC DIRECTION

Rob Blackwell has worked as a musical director/pianist on more than 100 theater productions in New York, Europe and much of the United States, including two years in Europe with the London company of Grease and the revival of Do I Hear a Waltz?,  supervised by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. Most recently, he conducted Full Monty and Avenue Q for Asheville Community Theater. 

 
MEGAN DOLLINGER  VIOLIN

MEGAN DOLLINGER

VIOLIN

Megan Drollinger is a classically trained violinist originating from the heartland. Influenced by her father and sister, she began her musical journey at the age of four. Growing up she studied the Suzuki Method on violin at a local private music school while also learning fiddle tunes by ear from her father. Being a seventh generation fiddle player, she is honored to continue the tradition. Since moving to the mountains of North Carolina, she has felt inspired to weave together these two worlds. Blending her technical skill and knowledge with her love of traditional folk music, she strives to create a rich sound with informed harmonies that remind the listener of their true nature.

 
BRIAN CLAFLIN  GUITAR

BRIAN CLAFLIN

GUITAR

Brian Claflin has been writing songs and performing music for 30 years. He has appeared at venues from The Bitter End in New York City, to Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, to the National Storytelling Festival. He was a founding Artistic Associate, Music Director, and Sound Designer for Asheville's Magnetic Theatre for 2 years. He has co-written with singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith and Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz. His song, “I'm Gonna Walk It With You”, co-written and recorded with Ellie Grace (as the duo Claflin & Grace), has been adopted by hundreds of organizations around the world, from community choirs to homeless advocacy groups, and was sung by 10,000 protesters at the 2017 Women's March at the Utah State Legislature.