Projected set design by Charles Fraser, on view in downtown Minneapolis this month

Check out Charles Fraser’s projected set design in the windows of 730 Hennepin Ave 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.

Nikki Abramson is leading a workshop, together with Betty Liedtke, called The Power of Your Story: Find It, Own It, Use It on Saturday, November 8, at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina. Nikki also was recently featured on WCCO – check out the full story here!

Evelyn Digirolamo is performing in an ensemble-created musical called Killer Inside with Sandbox Theatre at Red Eye, November 8-22. “Come see me play a psychopath killer, a man tap dance his electric chair death, plus some gorgeous original songs!”

Charles Fraser continues to stage manage 33 Variations at Park Square Theatre through November 2. His rear-projected set for Almost, Maine, designed with the students of Avalon School, will be part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Brilliance! Made Here project, sponsored by Andersen Windows. It can be viewed in the storefront window at 730 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis starting November 28 (the play will be performed at Avalon School next spring). Charles also will return, for a third time, to History Theatre’s production of Buddy – The Buddy Holly StoryNovember 22 – December 21.

Dylan Fresco is performing in The Coyote of Wall Street, a play written by a youth participant in the Chicago Avenue Project at Pillsbury House + Theatre! Performances will take place on Monday, November 3, 7pm and Tuesday, November 4, 4pm & 7pm.

Masa Kawahara is performing with Nenkin Butoh Dan at the RIGHT HERE Showcase on November 15 & 16. Performances will take place on Saturday, 11/15, at 9pm and Sunday, 11/16, at 7:30pm at the JSB TekBox at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis.