Masanari Kawahara, far left, in QUEEN at In the Heart of the Beast, closing October 2 (photo: Bruce Silcox).


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 has been painting! Stay tuned for opportunities to see her work.

Aaron Fiskradatz can be seen this month at Into the Dark, a series of puppetry shorts presented by Mad Munchkin Productions.  Aaron is performing in multiple pieces throughout each performance, including his original work, After, which utilizes physical theatre and found object puppetry. There are three performances left at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul: October 7th at 7:00, and October 8th at 3:00 & 7:00.

Rachel Jendrzejewski has written a new play with movement and music, Early Morning Song, in collaboration with Red Eye Theater, which premieres October 14-30! Click here to read all about the project and process.

Masanari Kawahara is performing in the world premiere of Queen by Erik Ehn and Junauda Petrus, directed by Alison Heimstead, at In the Heart of the Beast through October 2. He also designed puppets for The Children by Michael Elynow, directed by Noel Raymond and featuring fellow UA Teaching Artist Tracey Maloney, currently running at Pillsbury House + Theater through October 16.

Norah Long is wrapping up the Nature for the Nation Tour, culminating at Squash Blossom Farm near Rochester, MN. After one luxurious week off — well, off teaching her 43 weekly private lessons and working at St. Philip on weekends — Norah will then head to St. Paul to begin rehearsing Orphan Train at History Theatre, opening in November!

Tracey Maloney is performing in The Children by Michael Elynow, directed by Noel Raymond and featuring puppets by fellow UA Teaching Artist Masanari Kawahara, at Pillsbury House + Theater through October 16.

Sara Richardson is performing in The Liar, a very funny modern adaptation by David Ives of an old French farce by Corneille, at Park Square Theatre through October 2.

Lindsey Samples is performing in Theatre Forever’s The Venetian Twins at the Southern through October 15. She’s also directing/dramaturging Ifrah Mansour’s How To Have Fun In A Civil War, which performs October 22 (7pm) and October 23 (3pm) at The Children’s Theatre Company’s Cohen Theater.