Presented by Umbrella Collective|
Experience three fresh new plays-in-progress and lend your voice to the play-making process! Umbrella Collective brings the rough drafts, big ideas, and burning questions to the audience par-baked to give YOU a chance to help shape the future of the work. Through the Night of New Works series, Umbrella Collective offers support and guidance to artists interested in creating new work for the stage and experimenting with collaborative processes.
"If making a play is like cooking a meal, the Night of New Works was like having the chef offer you a tasting spoon. Some flavors aren't fully developed, maybe something could use a bit more mixing, but you really get a sense of what these works could be when they're done simmering. And I'm hungry for more." - Rachel Teagle, MN Playlist
Umbrella Collective's signature audience conversations are introvert and extrovert friendly! After you see the work, we'll ask some questions like: What moments stuck with you? What did you want to see more of? What did you want to see differently? (and more!) We believe the audience is a vital part of the creation process, and we want to know what you think! All audience members are invited to participate in the conversation, or just listen and write down thoughts on the surveys we provide. We welcome feedback in whatever way is most comfortable to you. You can also always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created by Beth Ann Powers; with C Gumbiner, Lily Noonan, Kjer Whiting, Courtney Stirn, and Eva Gemlo
FRIGID examines the history and evolution of the frigid woman: what we can learn from her existence, and how she is manifested in today's world. This exploration of identity, turns a queer lens on frigidity, examining how sexuality, queerness, trans-ness, and gender non-conformity are all intertwined in the history of this lable.
Created by Ricardo Beaird and Suzanne Victoria Cross; with Natavia Lewis, Taz Song'ony, Marcel Michelle-Mobama, and Kat Purcell
Spirits, science, and senses. We follow a dressmaker whose family questions the validity of her mirror-touch synesthesia (a rare condition where one sees someone being touched and feels that sensation). SPOOK is a ghost story that personifies the gifts and curses of black ancestry.
Created by Jex Arzayus, Sabrina Crews, and Steven Michael Hall; with Majenta Aquarious Bloom, Erika Kuhn, Katie Knepler, and Eli Purdom
A self-declared humanitarian, eager to right the wrongs of the world, lands her dream job. When other duties as assigned entangle her in a probable government conspiracy, her perceptions of reality begin to unravel. FOILED examines the concept of certainty in a fraught, post-truth America, challenging audiences to consider the fragility of their own assumptions.
September 12th's show will be ASL interpreted by Asher Edes and Rebecca Rick.
Umbrella Collective Project Team: Hannah K. Holman, Laura Leffler, Alana Horton, Meghan Gunderson, Lauren Diesch, Megan Clark, Foster Johns
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater (View)
810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|