We are just bursting from all the new work joy that was thrown around during NIGHT OF NEW WORKS this month. The daring, exciting, experimental work of Harrison, Katie, and unconscious collective performance was witnessed by 184 of you lovers. That's HUGE! xoxoxoxo
Now we're getting excited about the upcoming workshop of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and PENELOPE at the MN Fringe Festival! Keep an eye out for more info soon.
Meanwhile, we've got some awesome folks working in SPACE in the next few months, so mark your calendars. Do you want to work in SPACE? It's available for rehearsals, workshops, and your little DIY dreams. Last minute requests are cool, too! Check out the one sheet and send us an email at SPACE@savageumbrella.org
Training: Shakespeare for All // Red Bird Theatre
with Steve Cardamone
April 25, 6 - 10 PM
We're excited to host a Continuing Training Opportunity from Red Bird Theatre! Check it out...
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Experience basic tools to speaking Shakespeare specifically, compellingly, confidently. Topics covered include basic rhetoric, scansion, and Dell'arte physical play. All exercises designed to help explore Shakespeare’s text in fun, accessible ways. More info on the Facebook event.
Sign up: redbird-theatre.com/training
$40 past CTO participants/ARTshare aritsts
$50 regular admission
Please contact Red Bird Theatre with questions.
Everything's Free! // Mission Theatre Company
by Sam Graber, directed by Anneliese Stuht
Performances April 23 - 24, 28 - May 2 and May 5 - 7
We're excited to welcome these SPACE newcomers! Check out how they've transformed or little warehouse room.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Everything’s Free! follows a young couple facing financial ruin. They receive a strange and mysterious offer: a credit card which can be used anywhere, for any amount, and doesn’t require any payment. We follow Tyler and Mackenzie as they navigate the joys and consequences of spending like they will never get the bill. Some Conditions Apply…what would you do? More info on their website.
Tickets: $15-30 or pay-what-you-are-able
Please contact Mission Theatre Company with questions.
The Glass Menagerie // Theatre Coup d'Etat
By Tennessee Williams, directed by Lanny Langston
Performances May 20 - 23, 27 - 30 and June 3 - 6
These folks are not strangers to SPACE, and we can't wait to see what they've cooked up for us this time!
ABOUT THE SHOW
An American classic set against the backdrop of 1930s depression-era St. Louis, The Glass Menagerie is the gut-wrenching story of the Wingfield family. Tom, an aspiring poet, toils away his days in a shoe factory in order to support his debilitatingly shy sister, Laura, and mother, Amanda, a southern Belle who was forced into single motherhood when her husband left 16 years previous. Torn between duty to his family and the expectations of society, Tom must decide whether to stay and perish or pursue his own life path. The Glass Menagerie, winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, "...captures better than any play the claustrophobic reality of family life, with its jostling interests, imposing expectations, burdensome concern and overwhelming love." (Los Angeles Times). More info on their website.
Tickets: $18 - 25
Please contact Theatre Coup d'Etat with questions.
Afterwind // Off-Leash Area
Created by the ensemble
Performances July 21 - 24, 28 - 31
Part performance, part installation, all awesome. Seriously, these folks do incredible work and we can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves. AND IT'S NEW WORK! You know how jazzed we get about that.
ABOUT OFF-LEASE AREA
Off-Leash Area is committed to uphold the transformative power of the live performance experience, trusting in the intelligence and capability of its audience to follow them on each new journey of the imagination. Their work often centers on a central character who resides in a marginalized place in society – a combat veteran, an immigrant child, a young woman suffering the onset of mental illness – and builds an experiential visual journey around this character that is uniquely presented, and universally recognizable. The focus on the individual in face of societal and life obstacles creates an intensely compressed emotional space between artist and audience. This is a space where artistic creativity is maximized in order to venture into unique performative dimensions where anything is possible, and a naturalistic presentation of everyday reality and the normal passage of time gives way to an out of body experience, which many audiences have described as otherworldly, and even spiritual. If there is any one theme that runs through all their work it is a belief in the resilience of the individual human spirit as it seeks to achieve growth and fulfillment in the face of personal and societal barriers.
Keep an eye on Off-Leash for ticket details.
Please contact Off-Leash Area with questions.
See you in SPACE!