Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on the links below to learn more.

Dylan Fresco will be performing in the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival on Saturday, January 21st, opening for Dave Goldstein.  Dylan will also be writing and performing in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s annual CONNECT Program concert for 16 area elementary and middle schools.  He will also be performing Welcoming The Stranger for a private event for the Minnesota Council of Churches. Welcoming The Stranger is a 25 minute solo monologue weaving together stories of refugees, family, and faith, which he created last year, commissioned by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council.  He is planning on touring it later this year.

Charles Fraser is the production designer for Saint Louis Park High School‘s production of “Almost, Maine,” performing January 13, 14, and 15. He is also leading St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists‘ improvisation troop, performing at Gremlin Theatre on January 19.

Norah Long will be performing in a public 30th Anniversary concert episode of Pipedreams for American Public Media, on Sunday January 29, to be held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi; their IV manual, 108 rank Casavant organ will be featured, along with choral works and Norah as vocal soloist. For those of you who don’t know what a rank or manual is, that’s over 7300 pipes, folks!!  Norah also has another recurring appearance as Juliette Gordon Low for the Girl Scouts organization, as part of their Centennial celebrations.

Sara Richardson is in rehearsals for Flesh and the Desert by Carson Kreitzer and directed by Ben McGovern for the Workhaus Collective.  The show will open in mid-January.

For more information about all of our Teaching Artists, check out the Our Artists page of our website.