The cast and crew of Velvet Swing are getting ready to head into tech weekend! We're so excited to share this work and these conversations with you very soon.
Please join us at the following events during our run! Full menu and drinks available for purchase from Bryant-Lake Bowl during these pre-show and post-show conversations.
Pre-Show: Dinner with the Directors
with Core Collective Members Megan Clark & Alana Horton
6 PM on Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Join Directors Megan Clark and Alana Horton for a casual conversation about the show's themes, creation process, and our inspiration: Evelyn Nesbit.
Pre-Show: Cocktails & Conversation
with Producing Artistic Director Hannah K. Holman
6 PM on Thursdays: April 18, 25
Join Producing Artistic Director Hannah K. Holman for casual conversation about the messy, weird, and wonderful process of collaborative new performance making.
Post-Show Panel: All About Evelyn
with Dramaturg Jo Holcomb
Immediately following the performance: April 25
Join Velvet Swing Creators Megan Clark and Alana Horton in conversation with Dramaturg Jo Holcomb to learn even more about the fascinating life and times of our leading lady. This panel conversation will last about 30 minutes.
About Jo Holcomb:
TEN THOUSAND THINGS: Into the Woods; MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE: Shul; GUTHRIE THEATER: More than 75 productions from 1996 until 2019, including Watch on the Rhine, Native Gardens, Refugia, The Bluest Eye, Trouble in Mind, Juno and the Paycock, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, Crimes of the Heart, Freud’s Last Session, Uncle Vanya, Other Desert Cities, Tales from Hollywood, The Burial at Thebes, God of Carnage, M. Butterfly, Faith Healer, The Intelligent Homosexual…, Caroline, or Change, Shadowlands, The Glass Menagerie and Six Degrees of Separation. TEACHING University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. EDUCATION M.S., University of Kentucky, Arts and Humanities Research; M.A., Theology.
Closing Night Toast!
Immediately following the closing performance: April 27
Let's make a special closing night toast to our incredible audiences and artists for Velvet Swing!
Umbrella Collective's final show in their twelfth season, VELVET SWING, tells the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th Century supermodel and leading lady of the "Crime of The Century!" Imagine: your favorite true crime podcast meets a wild vaudevillian circus with a pinch of postmodern narratives. Expect daring feats of self discovery, compelling choices in complex circumstances, delightful musical accompaniment, multiple narratives, and one very large snake named Baby.
We're so thrilled to have a stellar cast of actors and creators working on VELVET SWING. Meet the team, and hear their thoughts on what's exciting them about the show!
VELVET SWING's creative team also features the talents of:
Stage Manager . . . Jenny Moeller
Costume & Props Designer . . . Josie Everett
Dramaturgy Support . . . Jo Holcomb
Producing Artistic Director . . . Hannah K. Holman
Come join us at VELVET SWING
Tickets are sliding scale $5 - $20 in advance and at the door. Get advance tickets here
April 5 - 27, 2019
at Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408