Lindsey Samples leading a theater-based teacher training in India

Lindsey Samples leading a theater-based teacher training in India (image via GETheatre)


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.


Charles Fraser will be a guest artist at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists during J-Term.  He will be leading a group of students in the creation of an original work titled 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. It will be performed at the Lowry Lab Theater on January 18 and 19.

Dylan Fresco is leading an interactive arts activity at ONE Mpls, the inaugural celebration honoring Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council on January 11 from 7-11pm at the Historic Thorpe Building in northeast Minneapolis.  This “People’s Inaugural” is free (though ticket required) and full of amazing local artists celebrating and imagining our future. To participate in Dylan’s activity, just bring one word that comes to mind when you think of the future of our city… and be ready to make something beautiful!

Norah Long is performing in a public reading of Glensheen, a new musical by Chan Poling and Jeffrey Hatcher, as part of History Theatre’s Raw Stages Festival at the Minnesota History Center on January 16 at 7pm.

Lindsey Samples is working in India this month with Global Empowerment Theatre (GETheatre). She is leading a two week theater and literacy workshop in partnership with Teach for India in Pune and creating an original play with participants; conducting a teacher training on how to use drama in the classroom; and presenting on the same topic at the InspirEd Conference in Mumbai. Click here to follow the GETheatre blog for updates.

Matt Sciple is performing in the Loudmouth Collective’s Fuddy Meers, a poignant and brutal comedy that traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. The show runs January 10-19 at nimbus theatre (1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis).