Date: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (at the door)
Ages: Ages 18+
Registration: Email Jim Robinson to register
Old Year’s Resolution Improv Gathering
an introductory improv event with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)
Put the old year behind you and get a jump on the new one with this fun, stress-free introductory improv event. Take that risk you meant to take last January! Have fun with like-minded brave souls! Experience the ways improvisation can make you more willing to leap into the unknown and ENJOY being there. January will be here soon enough; let’s see what we can resolve in December.
Jim Robinson has dual careers in psychology and improvisation. He is a veteran of the Brave New Workshop and of the St. Kate’s/St. Thomas psychology departments. Jim recently taught his course “Improvisation and Mental Health” as a Fulbright Specialist in Pakistan.
Date: Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($5-$15)
Ages: Recommended for Ages 10+
Duration: 90 minutes. No intermission.
Greg Herriges presents
Holiday Music for the World
The CD Release Celebration of this album was held at Dreamland Arts in 2017.
It’s not just about Christmas! Greg Herriges, his trio StellaRoma, and friends perform music from their album Revel and Ritual: Holiday Music for the World—a groundbreaking collection of traditional and original music for many faiths, places, and seasons. You’ll hear music for Hanukkah, Holi, Ashura, Chinese and Ukrainian New Year, Sakura Matsuri, Basque and Catalan Christmas carols, and the Winter Solstice. Discover a world of holiday music beyond the shopping-mall standards!
About the Band: StellaRoma
- Greg Herriges: guitar, bouzouki, vocal
- David Stenshoel: violin, mandocaster, etc.
- Michael Bissonnette: world percussion
- and more TBA!
Date: Thu-Sat, Jan 10-12, 2019 at 7:30 pm & Sun, Jan 13 at 2:00 pm
Ages: Ages 16+
Duration: 60 mins.
The Liminal Being
written and performed by Mai Rose
(presented by Mai Rose as a part of the Theaterwalla program)
An earlier version of this play was presented at Dreamland Arts in 2017.
Take a journey through the absurd, tragic, and beautiful life of Mai Rose. Each chapter weaves through their story with the rhythm of life and brings us closer to an understanding of what it means to be human. Pieces of the picture fall into place, bringing poverty, disability, child abuse and sexual assault into stark relief. It reminds us that tragedy and injustice doesn’t only happen to other people, it can also happen to us. Their story may be painful at times, but it is imbued with hope and promise; a testament to the human spirit in us all. This show inspires the audience to be the heroes that the world is crying out for.
About Mai Rose: Mai studied Theater and English at Drake University and has performed as an actor and singer from the Des Moines Playhouse to First Avenue. They graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology and Communications. Mai spent the last few years building a career as a speaker and writer, with a focus on personal growth as a tool for social change. They are currently working on their second feature length screenplay. Learn more about Mai’s work at https://realizingthesun.com/
Dates: Jan 17-27, 2019 (Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:30 p.m.)
Ages: Ages 13+
Duration: 80 minutes approx.
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Theatre Elision presents
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Steven Cosson
Gone Missing is a wry and whimsical documentary musical about things that go missing — keys, personal identification, a Gucci pump…or one’s mind. The show is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost and found, creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. Devised from interviews with real-life New Yorkers by The Civilians, a New York-based company producing new work from creative investigations. This 80-minute, one-act musical is performed with no intermission.
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