Money is being raised to create comfortable artist housing. Five bedrooms and a full bath will be created on the lower level of the Mansion. Some of the funds raised may also be used to refinish the floors and do plaster repairs on the third floor where the workshops will be held. The images show areas in need of renovating. Your donations on this site will go directly toward these renovations and are greatly appreciated!
Jonathan Becker, founder of the North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts (NALPA), toured the Charles Over Mansion during the East Washington Street Fair in September 2014. Realizing the property was for sale and seeing the extraordinary spaces, he set out to acquire the property in order to realize a life-long dream to create a space in which artists could share, learn from each other, create new work and passionately realize their own dreams.
Jonathan Becker, theatre professional himself, created the NALPA to provide artists with a space to create, explore and expand their own art in a creative environment. Located in Muncie, Indiana, the NALPA is a central place for artists across the United States, Canada and Mexico to travel.
The NALPA is devoted to the exploration of cultural expression through artistic forms, genres and styles. It brings regional, national and international students and teachers together to collaborate and create new artistic work in hopes of creating social change.
The NALPA is dedicated to the exploration of cultural expression across artistic forms, styles and genres. The NALPA brings together regional, national and international artists, scholars, teachers and students to collaborate on new works and new ways of working and, in doing so, to become agents of social change.