Eric F. Avery

Don’t miss Eric F. Avery’s [Play]ing + (P) House on December 14!


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.

Eric F. Avery will present [Play]ing + (P) House, a building-wide installation/performance at Pillsbury House + Theatre that explores how we are treated and how we treat others when who we are becomes reassigned and the context for our interactions shifts. December 14, 4-7pm. The project is part of Naked Stages, a 7-month development program that provides time, financial support, and mentoring to emerging artists.

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

Charles Fraser continues to perform in History Theatre’s production of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, which has been extended until January 4, 2015. His rear-projected set for Almost, Maine, designed with the students at Avalon School, continues to be a part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Brilliance! Made Here project through mid-May.  It can be viewed on the 8th Street side of the storefront window at 730 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.  (The play will be performed at Avalon School in the spring.)  Charles is also the leader of the improvisation troupe One of Us Plays Football* at Concordia University.  They will perform in the Fall Student Showcase in EM Pearson Theatre on December 15.

Ryan Hoag appears in a new commercial for Kodiak Wipes! Click here to watch it on YouTube.

Rachel Jendrzejewski‘s short play Amber will be published in I Might Be the Person You Are Talking To, a new anthology forthcoming from Padua Playwrights Press. Available for pre-order on Amazon starting this month; official release July 2015.

Masa Kawahara will perform in Nenkin Jam Vol. 5: Blood of Dance, a collection of solo works presented by Nenkin Butoh Dan. “Blood of Dance” is the term used by Tatsumi Hijikata to describe what drives us to create movements. One night only, Tuesday, December 16, 8pm at Heart of Tao Resonance Art (2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis). $15 suggested donation or pay-as-able. RSVP required; email Gadu at [email protected] or call (612) 703-7501.