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.

 

Michelle Barnes has work in the exhibition Love is Love at Intermedia Arts, co-curated by Bridgette Rongitsch and Katrina Knutson as part of the Catalyst Series, up through October 13.

Jessica Finney will be a dramaturg mentor for a child playwright as part of the Chicago Avenue Project at Pillsbury House Theatre. Performance dates: Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. & Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Charles Fraser will be performing in Yakety Sax, one of the short plays performed by Thirst Theatre at Eat Street Social Club on October 1, 8, and 15. He also will be a part of a reading of Nellie at the AFSCME Council 5 Convention on October 4. Nellie will run at the History Theatre January 24 – February 18, 2013. Charles also will be the assistant stage manager for King Lear at Park Square Theatre, October 19 – November 11.

Dylan Fresco will be performng his solo piece Welcoming The Stranger for Hillel at the University of Minnesota (the Jewish Student Center) on Friday October 5. He is also arranging other performances of the piece for different organizations and volunteering as a dramaturg for Chicago Avenue Project‘s newest play series “On The Other Hand.”

Rachel Jendrzejewski‘s play Meronymy will run at Red Eye Theater, dir. Steve Busa, from October 12-28. Her participatory performance project oneir0nautics also will be part of the REwork group exhibition, curated by Molly Balcom Raleigh and Kirstin Wiegmann, during Art Attack at Northrup King from November 2-4.

Anton Jones is directing Flow at the Children’s Theatre, featuring high school Theatre Arts Training students. Fellow UA Teaching Artist Lindsey Samples is stage-managing and assistant directing! The show is currently in rehearsals and will have a weekend run November 16-18.

Norah Long (who just won an “award” for Best-dressed Woman at the Iveys!) will appear in the History Theatre production of Broadway’s 2011 Tony-nominated play Lombardi from October 4 – November 4. Shortly thereafter, she will head to Millford, NJ where she has been contracted to perform in The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhouse from November 23 – December 30. Norah also soon will be joining the company of Minnesota Public Radio’s variety show Wits, hosted by John Moe.

Lindsey Samples (formerly Cacich – she recently got married!) is stage-managing and assistant directing Flow at the Children’s Theatre, featuring high school Theatre Arts Training students. Fellow UA Teaching Artist Anton Jones is directing! The show is currently in rehearsals and will have a weekend run November 16-18.