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 about these opportunities.


Sarah Brown is performing at HUGE Improv Theater every Wednesday and Friday in July. Her Name is Armando, an all-female cast with female-comedian special guest stars on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm; and Process, an improvised play table read, rehearsal, and performance on Friday nights at 9:30pm.

Jessica Finney continues to train for Swim. Bike. Run. Try. – aka the YWCA of Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon – for which she’s graciously raising funds for Upstream Arts!  Check out her inspiring training blog and consider becoming one of her supporters at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Swim-Bike-Run-Try.

Charles Fraser is directing the Hennepin Theatre Trust‘s SpotLight Cabaret, to be performed at the New Century Theatre on Monday, July 30, at 7:00pm.  The cast is made up entirely of middle-school students who take part in the Downtown FAIR School’s cabaret camp.

Dylan Fresco is presenting his solo comedy Domino’s Pizza Saved My Life at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. from July 12-22.  This piece was a sold-out hit at the Minnesota Fringe Festival last year!

Anton Jones, together with Footprints Collective, is developing The Veterans Play Project, a new theatrical work based on the stories and experiences of veterans now living in Minnesota.  Throughout July (and beyond), Footprints Collective is hosting a series of workshops where anyone who has served in the military is invited to share their stories.  These conversations will inform the creation of the play, which will be performed next year by both veterans and professional actors.

Norah Long is performing in A Night in Olympus from July 26-29, a “madcap mythological mash-up about love, beauty, chipmunks and the end of the world.” Music and lyrics by Chan Poling; book by Jeffrey Hatcher and Bill Corbett. Part of Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink Series.