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.
Dylan Fresco and fellow UA Teaching Artist Lindsey Samples are devising a new performance with adults from Partnership Resources, Inc. in partnership with the Children’s Theater Company. The project, titled Too Many Questions – The Musical!, will have two free public performances on February 24: click here to RSVP for the 11am show, and here to RSVP for the 7pm show. For more information, call the CTC Theatre Arts Training office at 612-879-5699.
Ryan Hoag is working on a new online show, Ryan’s Ridiculous, for AirVūz – in which drones film him doing wild stunts! Click here to check out the first episode, where Ryan takes on the track at the Pirtek Snocross National at Canterbury Park, part of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour.
Rachel Jendrzejewski is one of multiple collaborators for Small Art’s You Bring the Party, a shared evening of performance and participatory art work exploring heartbreak & disappointment created by Laura Holway, Emily Gastineau & Billy Mullaney, and Taylor Baldry at Fresh Oysters Performance Research, February 11-14; and she’s also launching a new mail art project as part of Arts on Chicago in collaboration with Drew Sieplinga.
Masanari Kawahara has been collaborating with Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp, and Momoko Tanno to create a new original puppet performace, The Story of Crow Boy, premiering February 18-28 at In the Heart of the Beast! The piece is inspired by the life story of Taro Yashima, who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately – of joy.
Alyce Kuenzli continues to raise funds for her Source of Confidence expedition, curriculum development, and outreach efforts. In May, 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, closing February 28. 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, 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 and fellow UA Teaching Artist Dylan Fresco are devising a new performance with adults from Partnership Resources, Inc. in partnership with the Children’s Theater Company. The project, titled Too Many Questions – The Musical!, will have two FREE public performances on February 24: click here to RSVP for the 11am show, and here to RSVP for the 7pm show. For more information, call the CTC Theatre Arts Training office at 612-879-5699.
Pramila Vasudevan is part of the exhibition Clouds, Temporarily Visible at the Weisman Art Museum. Her piece, ‘It Comes Naturally to Me,’ is part installation and part durational performance, reflecting on the impulse that drives human desire to modify and control weather, contextualizing it as a contentious and disruptive act. The exhibition runs through May 22, 2016.