Cast of Driving Miss Daisy

Charles Fraser (left) with the cast of DRIVING MISS DAISY. Photo by Drew Trampe.

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.

Sarah Brown is performing in Family Dinner at HUGE Theater, every Saturday in November at 8pm. Watch a bunch of improvisers play a dysfunctional family, reveal secrets, and eat real food on stage!

Jessica Finney is directing a play for the Chicago Avenue Project at Pillsbury House + Theater on Monday, November 18 (7pm) and Tuesday, November 19 (4pm & 7pm). This month’s edition is called “Take the Cake”! FREE and family friendly – just show up.

Charles Fraser will be performing in Driving Miss Daisy at the Jungle Theater, November 8 – December 22. The play features Wendy Lehr as Miss Daisy and James Craven as Hoke.  The production is directed by Bain Boehlke, who also designed the set.

Rachel Jendrzejewski is participating in Emily Gastineau’s Art is Easy in 2014, a piece about immaterial labor and art economies, for the Minnesota Biennial (,,,) at the Soap Factory through Sunday, November 3. A closing reception, including a conversation with the artists and curators, will take place on November 3 from 3-5pm.

Norah Long is performing with Skylark Opera at the Landmark Center in a “Sundays at the Landmark” concert on November 17. The event is a celebration of the Landmark Center’s Centennial year and will showcase popular American songs from the beginning of the 20th Century. She is also workshopping a new musical-in-development, A Night in Olympus, by Chan Poling, Bill Cornett, and Jeffrey Hatcher at Illusion Theater.