Masanari Kawahara

See Masa Kawahara in a new work-in-progress at Pangea World Theater this month!


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.

Haley Carneol is assistant directing and stage managing the regional premiere of Letters to Salaa Holocaust story written by Arlene Hutton and directed by fellow UA Teaching Artist Lindsey Samples, running through April 6 at the Sabes JCC.

Charles Fraser continues to perform in the student matinee production of The Diary of Anne Frank at Park Square Theatre through May 15. In the evening, he stage manages Lonely Soldiers at the History Theatre through April 6. He is also the director of Shakespeare’s Women at Avalon School in Saint Paul, performing April 16-18, and the production designer for Saint Louis Park High School’s Shipwrecked! – An Entertainment, performing April 25-27.

Matt Guidry is starting rehearsals for the Chicago Avenue Project, this edition titled “EASY AS PIE,” which will open next month at Pillsbury House + Theater. Matt will be mentoring and directing a play written by one of the project’s youth participants.

Masanari Kawahara will appear in Little Boy, a performance in progress that he is writing and developing at Pangea World Theater Studio. Meet Little Boy, the world’s first talking atom bomb; a reluctant creation contemplates his impact. Directed by Molly Van Avery and showing for two nights only, April 4-5, 7:30pm.

Lindsey Samples is directing the regional premiere of Letters to Salaa Holocaust story by Arlene Hutton, running through April 6 at the Sabes JCC. Her assistant director and stage manager is fellow UA Teaching Artist Haley Carneol! Lindsey is also starting rehearsals for Tracing Fault Lines, a brand new work by Mad Munchkin Productions in which she’s performing, which will open at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in May.