Nikki Abramson

Get your signed copy of Nikki’s new book on January 25!


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 will be at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina to sign her book, I Choose Hope, on January 25 from 9am-12pm. She also is developing her one-woman show, No Limits, toward a production next summer.

Charles Fraser continues to perform in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at the History Theatre, through January 4. He is also the assistant director for Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists’ production of You Can’t Take It with You at Illusion Theatre, January 23-25. 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.

Dylan Fresco will be part of ENGAGE! An Evening of Jewish Learning, presented by the St. Paul JCC and Talmud Torah of St. Paul, an evening of a rich tapestry of classes shared around a wide range of subjects related to Jewish culture and religion on January 10. Top-notch teachers offer the richest range of classes: Jewish notions of sexuality and gender, Jews and comic books, Israeli cinema and more. Dylan will be leading an interactive experiential Havdalah service to start the evening off. After class, chill your chill away with live music, drinks, and Sebastian Joe’s ice cream. Then you’re ready for whatever Saturday night brings! Folks under 30 are free.

Norah Long is teaching a voice and diction class at North Central University this spring. She also is starting rehearsals and then beginning preview performances for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, directed by Lou Bellamy, at Penumbra Theatre. The show will run February 5 through March 1.