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Bucket List!

Date: Mon, Jan 9, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (scroll down to register/pay)
Location: In person at Dreamland Arts
Ages: Ages 18+

Table Salt Productions presents
Bucket List!
An Introductory Improvisation Workshop

All levels welcome. No previous improvisation experience necessary. Masks are optional.

“I could NEVER do that!” Oh? How about this instead: “I haven’t done that YET!” The new year is upon us and it’s time to leap into those resolutions to be more active/courageous/creative. Maybe you’ve harbored aspirations of being a performer (or not!). Maybe you wish you could overcome that bothersome stage fright that trips us up when we’re giving presentations or engaging in difficult conversations. Maybe you want to test yourself in 2023 and see how brave you can be. Here’s your chance to explore the connection between improvisation and fulfillment!

This 90-minute, pay-what-you-wish improv workshop is fun, supportive, and liberating. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this in-person event, the first in a series on Improvisation and Mental Health. If you take this chance in January, who knows what February will bring!

Jim Robinson has a dual career in improvisation and psychology. He’s an alumnus of the Brave New Workshop, the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic, and is co-founder of Table Salt Productions, a local theater company dedicated to producing original works in the Twin Cities. Jim has also taught psychology at St. Catherine University and at the University of St. Thomas. He hails from Riverside, California.

More One-Acts? Heck Yeah!

Dates: Dec 8-11, 2022
Tickets: $20 ($16 for Students/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans)
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 2 hrs., including one intermission
In Person: This event will be performed with a live audience!

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
More One-Acts? Heck Yeah!

Applause Community Theatre is excited to present another evening that showcases the talents of Minnesota playwrights after our successful run in October. This one-act festival explores the theme of redemption and the quest the characters are taking or refusing to take on this journey.

The Piano Teacher by Terry Newby
Directed by Debbie Schneider
The Piano Teacher explores the limits of healing and redemption, and forces us to confront how we treat those we have harmed, and how we treat those who have harmed us. Told through the eyes of Army veteran Jeremy Witherspoon, The Piano Teacher asks viewers to consider whether forgiveness is earned or simply owed, and whether redemption without obligation is ever possible.

Reunion Forever by Cori Paulet and Terry Newby
Directed by Debbie Schneider
As four high school classmates prepare for their class reunion, they find themselves confronted with questions of responsibility, consequences, and self-perception. Reunion Forever explores the interplay between self-awareness and redemption and asks “What price must be paid before forgiveness can be granted?”

Decoration Day 2005 by Roger Barr
Directed by James Lundy
During the Iraq war, Robert and Marilyn Lewis lose their only son, Robbie, to combat. Their profound grief drives them apart and the couple separates. At sunrise on Decoration Day, each is drawn to the cemetery to visit Robbie’s grave. Their confrontation touches off a long day where each must come to terms with their loss. Decoration Day 2005 explores the human cost of war, the nature of grief and the eternal power of love.   

Featuring the acting talents of:
Benjamin Farrey-Latz, Brock Ray, Steve Thompson, Amy Luedtke, Santhi Muniandy-Deisch, Dennis Gerhardstein, Ginny Leutgeb, Nick Dibley, Pat Holt, Debbie Schneider, and Erika Reinhardt.

Full Schedule
Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 PM

Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Times: Three performances, at 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: Free! Reservations highly recommended.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
presents

Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals
With gentle humor and great music, Fidgety Fairy Tales re-imagines familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about mental health. This performance includes three stories:

Mary Had a Little Lamb (anxiety)
Hansel and Gretel (post traumatic stress)
The Prince Who Never Laughed (depression)

Music, Lyrics, and Music Directed by Marya Hart
Written and Directed by Matt Jenson

The Stuffed Animal Halloween Show (2022)

On demand: Video available until November 30, 2022
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Pay What You Can ($10 or more)
Watch the Trailer

Created by Leslye Orr, The Stuffed Animal Halloween Show is now available in a video format. Join Zip the chipmunk and his friends as they go Trick-or Treating, enjoy a hay ride and find a mystery haunted house!! Leslye Orr animates the whole gang with wacky sounds and voices while also sharing creative ideas for imaginative play.

Watch Anytime
You can watch a video recording of The Stuffed Animal Halloween Show anytime until November 30, 2022! Complete and submit the form below to receive a link and password to the video!

Put Down That Phone: Make Real Connections

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (scroll down to register/pay)
Location: In person at Dreamland Arts
Ages: Ages 18+

Table Salt Productions presents
Put Down That Phone: Make Real Connections
An Introductory Improvisation Workshop

All levels welcome. No previous improvisation experience necessary.

As the pandemic becomes a distant, bad dream, and you’re looking for fun, human interaction, and a little learning on the side, we’ve got the perfect antidote to doom scrolling. Join improvisational expert and psychology professor, Dr. Jim Robinson, composer and performer Dennis Curley, and communications expert, Martha Burnett Pettee, for an immersive, musical, and instructive night of introductory improvisation. This 90-minute workshop will use improv techniques to improve your listening, responding, and sense of humor.