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‘s next book, Hope for Today, came out this spring! Hope for Today is an inspirational, short, coffee-table book of hope-filled quotes and messages that will inspire and lift up your day. “It contains thoughts on hope and journal pages for you to write about things that you are holding to hope on. It is a great pick-me-up book for days that you need encouragement.”
Jessica Finney, together with fellow UA Teaching Artist Lindsey Samples, will present several Theater for Social Change workshops at The Guthrie Theater as part of the Bush Connect conference on May 9 & 10. The sessions on Monday 5/9 are for conference attendees only, but the half-day workshop on Tuesday 5/10 has some spots open to the public.
Rachel Jendrzejewski recently launched a new Arts on Chicago project, Neighborhood Love Notes, in collaboration with Drew Sieplinga. Small art gifts were mailed to every address in the Arts on Chicago zone, with an invitation to respond to several brief creative writing prompts. These responses are forming an evolving installation in the lobby of Pillsbury House + Theater. If you didn’t receive a Neighborhood Love Note, pick one up in the Pillsbury House lobby!
Norah Long is performing in A Night in Olympus at Illusion Theater, with previews beginning May 5, Opening Night on May 7, and shows through June 4. “In Olympus, Indiana, geeky Maggie dreams of going to prom with the hot jock Chad, much to the dismay of her BFF Harry, the kind of kid who wears a zombie t-shirt to the big event. Maggie sends up a plea to the heavens. But be careful what you wish for! Olympus, Indiana, will never be the same.”
Lindsey Samples, together with fellow UA Teaching Artist Jessica Finney, will present several Theater for Social Change workshops at The Guthrie Theater as part of the Bush Connect conference on May 9 & 10. The sessions on Monday 5/9 are for conference attendees only, but the half-day workshop on Tuesday 5/10 has some spots open to the public.