Category Archives: Past Event

The Aliens

Dates: August 10-14, 2022 (see full schedule below)
Tickets: Sliding scale. Suggested donation of $10
Duration: 2 hours, plus one intermission
In Person: This event will be presented for an in person audience. There is no virtual option available.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy.

Will Schmitt and Carl Hallberg present
“The Aliens” by Annie Baker
Directed by Genevieve Bennett 

Set on the back patio of a coffee shop in small-town Vermont, The Aliens, by Annie Baker, follows the unlikely friendship between two men struggling against the inertia of failed dreams and a high school student on the precipice of adulthood. Their desire to connect, and frequent failure to do so, is a meditation on belonging that is both funny and heartbreaking. We’re excited to bring it to the stage at Dreamland Arts this August. The play will be directed by Genevieve Bennett, an accomplished Twin Cities director and faculty member at the St Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Featuring: Will Schmitt, Carl Hallberg, and Nigel Berkeley

Schedule of Performances:
Wed, Aug 10 at 7:30 PM
Thu, Aug 11 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 13 at 2:00 PM
Sun, Aug 14 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Ticket sales for this event are not managed by Dreamland Arts.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit: https://tix.gobo.show/events/event/OlzRw419sMw7BCWFXC9x

Lester Mayers

Poems From A Shelter

Dates: July 29-31, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25
Duration: 1 hr., no intermission
In Person: This event will be presented for an in person audience. There is no virtual option available.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy.

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Ambiance Theatre Company presents
Poems From A Shelter” a one person choreopoem that explores the experience of a Queer Black Feminine Man living in a men’s shelter.

This new riveting work is written, performed, and self directed by Lester Mayers, a Brooklyn native, a graduate of the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Gay-Black-feminine and a feminist, Mayers tackles issues that the public has historically ignored. He has been published by the Huffington Post, Arsenal Pulp Press, LAMBDA LITERARY, Chronogram, Sojourner Truth Library, Colorado’s Boulder Weekly, and I Am from Driftwood LGBTQ archive.

Lester Mayers brings his brilliance to Minnesota as one of the Playwrights’ Center 2021-22 Many Voices Fellows. His plays include GAY GUERILLA, Swallow from Both Ends, Sisters” In A Fountain Filled With Blood, and Smokin’Smokin’ No Mo”; The Revelations. Mayers recently completed a musical-poetic-visual archive, Love Lesson’s with Lester, available at Somad.NYC. Mayers also received two New York State proclamations and the 2019 visionary award from the oldest Black Women organization in America; The National Advancement Of Colored Women’s Club Tri-County chapter.

  • Friday, July 29 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 PM

NOTE: 10 tickets per night are reserved for patrons who need financial assistance paying for tickets. If this applies to you please:
DM @ambiancetheatre on IG,
or email ambiancetc@gmail.com

Dr. Deep – “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?”

Dates: Sat & Sun, June 4-5, 2022
+ Sat, June 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM – In person at Dreamland Arts
+ Sun, June 5 at 7:00 PM Central Time – Livestreamed as a Zoom Webinar
Ticket Price: Pay Any Amount (because great wisdom shouldn’t have a price tag)
Ages: Recommended for those slightly jaded and older.
Duration: 1 hr.

Attend in person on Saturday, or watch on Zoom on Sunday. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. Attendees will also be asked to present a state ID when entering the building. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

Dr. Deep: “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?”
A lecture on Ultimate Liberation Philosophy and living in Essential Beingness.

In his newest lecture, designed to be attended either in person or watched virtually on Zoom, the brilliant Dr. Deep provides unique insights into navigating through life during these unprecedented times. He introduces the basic principles of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, and reveals the secrets of gaining wisdom, self knowledge, and understanding one’s place in the universe – as well as the hidden power of the humble potato chip.

About Dr. Deep
Dr. Deep is a fictional character, and “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?” is a one-man satirical play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry.

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Dr. Deep’s first lecture (2015), titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts, and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival. “At a Time Like This” (2021) was presented virtually on Zoom.

Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages article by Brad Richason

Dr. Deep and You
Dr. Deep’s lecture has been presented at theaters (Dreamland Arts, Mixed Blood, Illusion Theater), art galleries (2001 A Space), yoga studios (IHT Yoga), organic farms (Dreamacres), in office buildings (Ramsey County), in people’s homes and on Zoom!

Dr. Deep – “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?” – Trailer

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Dates: Jun 17-25, 2022
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+ (all ages welcome)
Duration: 2 hrs., including one intermission
In Person: This event will be performed with a live audience!
(*June 24 performance will simultaneously be live-streamed)

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. Attendees will also be asked to present a state ID when entering the building. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

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Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Chad Snyder

The Players
Benjamin Farrey-Latz
Christopher DeVaan
Pat Holt
Amy Luedtke
Lisa Rogers
Debbie Schneider

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

Note: Some mild adult language.

Produced by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Full Schedule
Fridays, June 17 & 24* at 7:00 PM (*June 24 performance will simultaneously be live-streamed)
Saturdays, June 18 & 25 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 PM (Matinee)

Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas [Live-streamed]

Dates: Fri-Sat, Dec 10 & 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be live-streamed on Zoom.

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Back by Popular Demand for the 3rd Year!
This time we are live-streaming from the Dreamland Arts theater!
Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
Robert Fulghum’s “Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas
Conceived and Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell
Music and Lyrics by David Caldwell
Directed by Gary Davis
Technical Direction by Connor Davis

Our entire cast from the last 2 years has returned! Linda Hayen, Pat Holt, Amy Luedtke, Marie Phillips, Debbie Schneider, Chad Snyder [music director], Stephen Thompson and Megan Gangl [piano]

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Director’s notes: “I wanted to present these stories about how folks view this holiday from many perspectives, from a 3-year-old at daycare to someone looking back at three generations of bell ringing. This play also hits Applause’s sweet spot, ensemble acting and telling a meaningful story. Because this play is first and foremost about storytelling. And isn’t that what we have after all these years of celebrating the holidays with friends and family, stories?” – Gary Davis