Category Archives: Past Event

Videos – Children’s Stories from India

Dates: August 13 – 23
Ages: Recommended for ages 3+

In honor of India’s Independence Day on August 15, Dreamland Arts presents a series of videos of tales from the Panchatantra, an ancient collection of fables from India. These videos are available to view for free from August 13-23, 2020.

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Children’s Stories from India is a program of storytelling and music for audiences of all ages by Zaraawar Mistry and Greg Herriges. Since 2010, they have been traveling all over Minnesota, performing at libraries and schools, at community events and even in people’s homes. And now, Zaraawar and Greg are bringing their stories and music to you on video. Hope you enjoy them!

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom

SOLD OUT: The 30th anniversary performance of Women Who Drink on Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30p is SOLD OUT. Thank you for the amazing support!

If you have questions, please email info@dreamlandarts.com.

Date: Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time).
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 13+
Tickets: Free! Contributions to support Dreamland Arts are welcome.
Registration: SOLD OUT. Thank you for the support!

Stay on Zoom after the show for a 30th Anniversary toast!

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom
Written and performed by Leslye Orr

Women Who Drink is a happy hour of intoxicating comedy spiked with razor-sharp wit and sobering observations. Playing sixteen loopy ladies, each named after their drink of choice, outrageous Leslye Orr conjures up a great menu of barflies, each as distinct as their hair-dos and hats!

Featured as the “Best Solo Performance of 2000!” (Lavender magazine), and listed as a Star Tribune “Critic’s Choice” play, this delightful comedy with its uplifting message and memory lane music has been toasted by audiences at theaters in the Midwest for 30 years!

“So funny I darn near laughed out loud.” – Enthusiastic Audience Member.

Women Who Drink premiered at Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series in 1990.

Truth and Dare!

Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Truth and Dare!
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

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NOTE: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. We recommend that you Download the Zoom App in advance and sign in prior to the show.

In improvisation we aspire to be truthful and to leap joyfully into ambiguity. Who knows what’s going to happen next? When we ground ourselves in the moment and deal with what is actually happening with humor and curiosity we can learn to thrive in the chaos. This 90-minute workshop will use improvisation techniques to help us embrace uncertainty and collaborate with like-minded souls. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay home AND join us at Dreamland. Sounds perfect!

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Look No Further!

Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Look No Further!
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

SOLD OUT!

NOTE: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. We recommend that you Download the Zoom App in advance and sign in prior to the show.

In improvisation we let go of expectations around creativity and, instead, discover what’s waiting for us in the very moment! When we ground ourselves in the moment and connect with one another we need look no further for inspiration and energy. This hour-long workshop will use improv techniques to help us inhabit the moment and, most importantly, have fun doing so. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay home AND join us at Dreamland. Sounds perfect!

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Stuffed Animal SPRING Show, on Zoom

Date: Sun, May 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Duration: 30 minutes
Ages: 3+
Tickets: Free. Contributions to support Dreamland Arts are welcome.
Registration: Click on “Join the Fun” below. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase with the Zoom Meeting details.
Format: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. Attendees will have the option to interact with the performer or participate only as observers.

The Stuffed Animal SPRING Show, on Zoom
Hosted by Leslye Orr

The Stuffed Animal Show is an interactive theater experience (now on Zoom) for children ages 3+ and their stuffed animals. Kids and their plushies virtually join Zip the chipmunk and his friends to celebrate the onset of Spring. Leslye Orr animates the whole gang with wacky sounds and voices while also sharing creative ideas for imaginative play. A tiny-sized tea party for all stuffed animals follows each performance.

Technical things you will need:
– A phone, tablet or computer for viewing
– Internet browser or the free Zoom App
– A broadband internet connection is preferred

Fun things to have (all items are Optional):
– A table for the kids to set their stuffed animals
– A regular umbrella
– A doll-size umbrella (for a surprise)
– Doll-size dishes for the tea party

Reviews from our preview performance.

“I could not be more grateful for her [Leslye’s] insight and creativity in engaging our kids. She’s the Fred Rogers of our neighborhood.” – Sarah D., St. Paul

“My son absolutely loved preparing for the Zoom video, getting his whole stuffed animal stage set, and then when he watched her change her sets, he continued to change his. Thank you Leslye for the virtual theater!” – Natalie W., Chicago

“Leslye helped us find our voices!” – Cobbler and Rainbow (stuffed animals), St. Paul