Norah Long in Sister Act

Norah Long in Sister Act (photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp, 2015)


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.

Sarah Brown is performing in Family Dinner, the improvised family holiday gathering that happens every Friday and Saturday night in November, 8PM, at Huge Theater!

Charles Fraser is very excited to return to the History Theatre for the remount of The Buddy Holly Story, November 21-December 20.

Rachel Jendrzejewski has been a guest artist this fall for I Don’t Know, an original student-devised production exploring the nature of knowledge, directed by Sarah Myers. Performances are open to the public and run Friday, November 20-Sunday, November 22 at Augsburg College.

Alyce Kuenzli is raising funds for her Source of Confidence expedition, curriculum development, and outreach efforts. In May of 2016, she and Lisa Pugh will begin a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to become the first all-female group to canoe the fourth longest river system in the world. They have partnered with The Wilderness Classroom and will use the expedition to inspire and teach girls and women to discover their own sources of confidence, using adventure learning.

Julie Kurtz is performing with Nautilus Music-Theater in a reading of Snow Leopard, an amazing piece of music-theatre based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, inspired by the Iran/Contra Affair. November 16 at Nautilus Music-Theater Studio (308 Prince Street, Lowertown Saint Paul) and November 17 at Walker Community Church (3104 16th Ave, Minneapolis). Call 651-298-9913 or email [email protected] for more info/reservations.

Norah Long is playing Mother Superior in Sister Act at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, running 8 shows per week through February 2016! She also is teaching a full roster of 26 private acting, voice, and piano students at North Central University. Get the latest on all of Norah’s many projects at

Abigail Magalee will be performing with Threads Dance Project in Warriors of Light at the Cowles Center on November 6-7; and in The Wedding Singer at the Old Log Theater from November 11-22!

Leslye Orr is the Emcee and performing a comedy bit as part of CabarABLE: Work, an annual performance series featuring artists with disabilities at Patrick’s Cabaret! Friday & Saturday, November 13-14, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.