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Catch Abby Magalee in The Wedding Singer at The Old Log 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.

Rachel Jendrzejewski‘s play ENCYCLOPEDIA will have two public readings as part of the Playwrights’ Center’s Ruth Easton New Play Series on January 11 & 12, 7pm both nights. The readings are free, but reservations are highly recommended!

Alyce Kuenzli continues to raise funds for her Source of Confidence expedition, curriculum development, and outreach efforts. In May 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.

Norah Long continues to play Mother Superior in Sister Act at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, running 8 shows per week through February 2016. Lavender Magazine‘s “Arts Spotlight: 2015 Year in Review” named Norah “Best Supporting Musical Actress” for this role! Get the latest on all of Norah’s many projects at http://www.norahlong.com.

Abby Magalee, one of our newest Teaching Artists, is performing in The Wedding Singer, a musical based on the 1998 film of the same name,.at The Old Log Theater from January 20-February 21.

Lindsey Samples is directing a staged reading of Jessica Huang’s play Paper Daughters at the History Theatre on January 16 at 2pm. She also is rehearsing a devised piece with adults from Partnership Resources, Inc. in partnership with the Children’s Theater Company, to be performed in February – check back next month for details.

Pramila Vasudevan is creating an installation and performance for Clouds, Temporarily Visible, an exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum that runs from January 30 to May 22, 2016. An exhibition preview party will be held on January 29 from 7-10pm, free and open to the public.