Category Archives: Past Event

Almost Normal

Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Almost Normal
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

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.

Winter is upon us after a frantic, perplexing fall. We’re still zooming. We’re still reeling from current events. We long for something familiar. Let’s get together and have a fun, supportive evening of improvisation. This 90-minute on-line workshop will use improv techniques to help us connect with one another in fun, celebratory ways! In improv we say, “make your scene partner look good.” It’s time we gave that a try. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay safe 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.

Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas – On Zoom

Dates: Fri-Sat, Dec 11 & 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

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

From the Director’s notes of our 2019 Production: “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

The Stuffed Animal Halloween Show

Watch Anytime
Video available until November 30, 2020.
Thanks to popular demand, you can watch a video recording of The Stuffed Animal Halloween Show anytime until November 30, 2020! (30 minutes)

Please make a contribution of $5 or more to support Dreamland Arts. You’ll receive an email with all the details!

Talking Heads, or (One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

Dates: Fri-Sat, Oct 9 & 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 1 hr. 15 minutes, no intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Talking Heads, (or One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

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Please join us as we kick off the 2020-2021 Season with 4 short plays and 4 even shorter monologues.

Here’s the scoop:

  • In the Meantime by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #1: Wilding in Idaho by Diane Barbano, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley, directed by Chad Snyder
  • Monologue #2; Clarice, the Friendly Ghost by Jane Best, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Monologue #3; The Magnificent Mysterio by Carrie McCrosser, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • The 7 Men of Hanukkah by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #4; Sock Talk by Sonya Sobieski, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Occupied by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Chad Snyder

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.

WATCH

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!