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Lightning Rod 2019
Pillsbury House Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
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Lightning Rod 2019
Co-producers Kat Purcell, Marcela Michelle, and Yoni Tamang are producing LIGHTNING ROD: an annual intensive in collaborative performance-making. Growing on last years Lightning Rod in both its format and content, this year we are particularly interested in work that goes beyond theatrical conventions of "a play," "a script," "an actor," "a director" etc. We seek work that imagines new ways of performing, being, and becoming in community.

We seek artists who will responds to the prompt: how can you reach across barriers of identity difference, time-space quandaries, and species classification in a world that cannot hold you? This might mean that the work addresses current events, cultural trends, environmental shifts, or present day capitulations of ancestral knowledge. Potential mediums could include: dance, design, song, writing, video, performance.

The week of workshops and creation culminates in two nights of performance created by a cohort eighteen artists who must work together to respond to each other and to the now.

Event Location:
Pillsbury House & Theater
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Friday, August 16th is ASL Night!!
Doors: 7:00pm
Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, August 17th
Doors: 7:00pm
Curtain: 7:30pm

Both performances will be followed by a talk back.

known accessibility factors:
++ no steps at entrance, door has accessibility button for automatic opening
++ limited number of parking lot spaces (free) on south side of building
++ two reserved accessible parking spots on south side of building
++ gender neutral stall bathroom on ground floor
++ women's bathroom on third floor with elevator access
++ lights may be turned off during performance for full black out
++ loud noises, breaking pieces
++ no strobe lighting
++ no guarantee of scent free facilities, but there will be no scented fog or burning/smoke during performance
++ approximate length of is 100 minutes including a 10 minute intermission
++ raked audience with accessibility seating available at top row
++ approximately fifteen steps with hand rail to reach the stage
++ ASL interpretation available for performance of Friday, August 16th
++ please reach out to us at lightningrodproducers@gmail.com any further information or support
++ please call (612)825-0459 if you wish to speak directly to Pillsbury Theatre staff

**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.


Pillsbury House Theatre (View)
3501 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Lightning Rod Producers
On BPT Since: Jul 01, 2019
Lightning Rod 2019

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