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 will be performing the role of Jo, the social worker, for In My Heart: The Adoption Play Project, a collaboratively-created new play by Wonderlust Productions based on interviews from the adoption community – reflecting a full spectrum of community perspectives ranging from adoptees to social workers, adoptive parents to birth parents, foster families and beyond. The show runs from December 9-18 at Mixed Blood Theatre.
Rachel Jendrzejewski‘s play encyclopedia was recently published by Spout Press and can be purchased online through SPD Books or Amazon. She also collaborated on a new multidisciplinary exhibit, Tetramurmur: An Immersive Environment, with Theo Goodell, Liz Miller, and David Hamlow, which is open at Art Space Vincennes in Southern Indiana through February 11, 2017.
Masanari Kawahara is performing in The Oldest Boy, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Sarah Rasmussen at The Jungle Theater, through December 18. Masa notes, “A beautiful story on love, meditation and letting go. Please do not miss this show.”
Pedro Pablo Lander is performing in She can be seen walking alone by Magnolia Yang-Sao-Yia at Pillsbury House Theater as part of Naked Stages from Dec. 8-10 and 15-17.
Norah Long is performing in Orphan Train at History Theatre through December 18! Be sure to catch it before it closes!
Abigail Magalee is excited to share that she will be making her Ordway debut as a cast member of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The show runs December 8-31. Abby notes: “It’s a true feel-good holiday show, and something we could all use right now.”
Matt Sciple is playing “the Alan Rickman character,” Hans Gruber, in A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS, produced by Mainly Me Productions and Dana’s Boys from December 2-17, late nights at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Matt notes, “It’s exactly what it sounds like it would be, only more so, mashing up dialogue and characters from DIE HARD with songs from your favorite childhood Christmas specials into a messed up variety show after you put the kids to bed.”