Friday, May 8, 2020

(All day)

Beowulf: A Virtual Performance... with Pop-up Dramaturgy!

(All day)
Runs 60 minutes

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

BEOWULF - with Pop-up Dramaturgy!
translated and adapted by CHARLIE BETHEL
performed by JOHN HEIMBUCH
directed by AMY RUMMENIE
dramaturgy by SARAH HELLER
presented by WALKING SHADOW THEATRE COMPANY
promotional art by ERIK A. EVENSEN

Walking Shadow Co-Artistic Director John Heimbuch performs Charlie Bethel's fierce hourlong retelling of Beowulf.

This is a faithful and accessible adaptation of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic.

Available until May 31.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

This is the archived video from April 2, 2020, with optional pop-up dramaturgy.

  1. You do not need a Facebook account to view.
  2. Skip to about 13 minutes in (after the “preshow” for the live audience to settle in).
  3. Optional: go to the sidebar on the right and set the pulldown menu to “realtime comments” for Sarah Heller’s pop-up dramaturgy to appear at the correct points in the video.

THIS EVENT IS FREE. (If you're inspired to donate, there's a link there too.)

Runtime: approximately one hour.

Content Warning: Beowulf contains vivid descriptions of physical human/monster violence. Please contact us with any specific questions about content.

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5 pm

Quarantine Cabaret

5:00 pm
Runs 5 minutes

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety

After much thought, planning, creating, and discussion on how we can continue to bring the arts to our phenomenal community even though we currently cannot gather at the theatre, Lakeshore Players Theatre is proud to present QUARANTINE CABARET!

Join us every Friday at 5:00 pm for a new episode of QUARANTINE CABARET to be released on our Facebook and Instagram pages, along with our YouTube channel and website. These episodes will feature performances by some of our favorite LPT Community Members. We've got singing, dancing, sketch comedy, and who knows what else!

In addition to our QUARANTINE CABARET, we are also launching our LPT Artist Fund to help support our artists during these difficult times. If you are interested in donating, you can do so by following this link: https://bit.ly/LPTArtistFund.

We are so excited for you to watch the amazing talent we have lined up. We look forward to seeing you here at 5:00 every Friday for some entertainment and community! #LPTCommunity #LPTQCab

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6 pm

MOREECHIKA: SEASON OF MIRAGE

6:00 pm
Runs 86 minutes

Online at Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/406989561

$0.00

Presented by ANANYA DANCE THEATRE
  • Dance

This full-length video of our 2012 production, Moreechika: Season of Mirage, is available for viewing on Vimeo until 8pm CDT, May 8, 2020: https://vimeo.com/406989561. Running time: 01:26:52.

Program notes & production credits: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/dance/moreechika/

This production video is provided free of charge, but if you would like to donate to Ananya Dance Theatre, please visit givemn.org/organization/Ananya-Dance-Theatre.

This video of Moreechika: Season of Mirage was recorded at its performance at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN, September 7, 2012. Choreography: Ananya Chatterjea. Direction: Laurie Carlos. Music Composition & Sound Design: Greg Schutte. Videography: Darren Johnson, Northern Dawn Media

© Copyright 2012 Ananya Dance Theatre

Moreechika brings together many stories: the belief of the U’wa people of Colombia, who think of oil as ruiria, blood of the earth, which must be respected as part of the natural world; the protests of the indigenous Kichwa women of Ecuador to Chevron oil; the debates in North America about the Keystone XL Pipeline through Native American lands; and the fight and martyrdom of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa against Shell Oil, responsible for the destruction of the land and ecosystem of the Ogoni people. At several points in the work, the dancers whisper Saro-Wiwa’s courageous words, “dance your anger/and your joys/dance the guns to silence/dance dance dance.”

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Plaid Tales - Live on Facebook!

6:30 pm
Runs 57 minutes

The Comfort of Your Own Home

Presented by No Way Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Plaid Tales is a coming of age story that reminds you of those big life choices you made growing up, with a hint of the classic trope, "no dad, I'm giving up on your dream," plus original music. Originally performed and filmed at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival. No Way Theatre is proud to present this recording LIVE on Facebook, as quarantine drones on.

The performance is free and starts at 6:30 pm. Donations are welcome at nowaytheatre.com/give.

To watch this livestream, like and follow No Way Theatre on Facebook!

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7 pm

Free Zoom-reading of One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace

7:15 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Online
JOIN ZOOM MEETING https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84528763993?pwd=V3BzM0NjOHhsUXBhVGZwZ3lVL2JYUT09 Meeting ID: 845 2876 3993 Password: 186038 Can't join us but want to contribute? https://www.givemn.org/donate/Theatrecoupdetat

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC, www.broadwayplaypub.com

Join Theatre Coup d'Etat in a virtual reading of One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace for the final night of #GiveAtHomeMN! We wanted to explore what this story feels and sound like in a world where we're all experiencing disease, quarantine, and the world turning upside down. The event is FREE! Visit our #GiveMN page here: https://www.givemn.org/donate/Theatrecoupdetat

FEATURING
Morse - Briana Patnode
Bunce - Tyler Stamm
Mr. William Snelgrave - Jim Ahrens
Mrs. Darcy Snelgrave - Ellen Apel
Kabe - Brian P. Joyce

ABOUT THE PLAY
One Flea Spare presents a world ravaged by the bubonic plague where power, sexuality, and class structure have been inverted. Playwright Naomi Wallace uses vivid poetry, life-or-death stakes, and darkly-twisted comedy to transcend the themes of the play with contemporary context.

JOIN ZOOM MEETING
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84528763993?pwd=V3BzM0NjOHhsUXBhVGZwZ3lVL2JYUT09

Meeting ID: 845 2876 3993
Password: 186038

Can't join us but want to contribute? https://www.givemn.org/donate/Theatrecoupdetat

Original artwork by Avery Willmann (Tattoo Artist)

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC, www.broadwayplaypub.com

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8 pm

SUTRAJĀL: REVELATIONS OF GOSSAMER

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Online at Vimeo

Presented by ANANYA DANCE THEATRE
  • Dance

This full-length video of our 2019 production, Sutrajāl: Revelations of Gossamer, is available for viewing on Vimeo until 8pm CDT, May 8, 2020: https://vimeo.com/410942082. Running time: 01:30:27.

Program notes & full production credits: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/…/sutrajal-revelations-o…/

This production video is provided free of charge, but if you would like to donate to Ananya Dance Theatre, please visit givemn.org/organization/Ananya-Dance-Theatre.

This video of Sutrajāl: Revelations of Gossamer was recorded at The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, September 20, 2019. Choreography: Ananya Chatterjea. Stage Director: Marcus Young. Music Composition & Sound Design: Renée Copeland. Videography: Darren Johnson, Northern Dawn Media

© Copyright 2019 Ananya Dance Theatre

Life forms flicker in and out in the circuitous streets and despair-laden corners of the Broken City. Who were the folks who danced all night at the Global Feminist Funk Underground Club, now haunted and empty? Who were the people who lived their lives fully here before they disappeared? How did they labor? Love?

The artists of Ananya Dance Theatre unravel time and unwritten histories in Sutrajāl as a poet, one of the few surviving humans in this place, bears witness.

Imagined and choreographed by Ananya Chatterjea in collaboration with the artists of Ananya Dance Theatre, with the support of Stage Director Marcus Young, guest artists Tish Jones and Douglas R. Ewart, and guest dramaturg Sharon Bridgforth.

Sound design and score composition by Renée Copeland. Lighting design by Kevin A. Jones. Costume design by Annie Cady. Scenery design by Chelsea Warren.

Sutrajāl is supported by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ford Foundation; The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the McKnight Foundation; and the Imagine Fund. Sutrajāl was developed with support from the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metro Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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