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Lindsey will be performing in Off-Leash Area’s PSST! from June 21-23 (photo by Shari Nyman, via The Cowles Center)


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.

Michelle Barnes, together with fellow UA Teaching Artist Dylan Fresco, will bring back What Grows Here, a story-filled guided walk along Chicago Avenue, on June 8 from 2:30-4pm as part of the Arts on Chicago Celebration.

Sarah Brown will be kicking off the Twin Cities Improv Festival on Wednesday, June 26, in her original show, Mount Rushmore. See history as never written before! HUGE Theater, 31st and Lyndale in Uptown.

Jess Finney has started training for her 2nd YWCA of Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon, raising funds for Upstream Arts in the process! Click here to learn more.

Dylan Fresco, together with fellow UA Teaching Artist Michelle Barnes, will bring back What Grows Here, a story-filled guided walk along Chicago Avenue, on June 8 from 2:30-4pm as part of the Arts on Chicago Celebration.

Rachel Jendrzejewski is in the home stretch of rehearsals for it’s [all] highly personal, a multidisciplinary collaboration with SuperGroup, which will premiere in the Walker Art Center’s Momentum: New Dance Works series at the Southern Theater next month.

Masa Kawahara will lead the Chicago Avenue Stilting Club in a presentation on June 8 from 10am-12pm as part of the Arts on Chicago Celebration. Look for them around 34th St and 10th Ave S, near Powderhorn Park!

Norah Long will spend a busy June performing alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Brian d’Arcy James, and T.R. Knight for the Guthrie’s 50th Anniversary Fete and touring greater Minnesota as Judy Garland in Beyond the Rainbow for History Theatre.

Lindsey Samples is performing in Off-Leash Area’s Ivey award-winning show, Psst!, a story about a factory and falling in love, told entirely through dance and masks. June 21-23 at the Cowles Center.

Matt Sciple is playing Voltaire in Theatre Pro Rata’s Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, running June  7-22 in a laboratory at St. Catherine University.