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Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Pillsbury House Theatre presents a live Jazz at Lincoln Center webcast of Cécile McLorin Salvant singing Billie Holiday on Saturday, April 11. The performance will be broadcasted in HD at 8:30 p.m. CST.

Saturday, April 11
Concert starts at 8:30 p.m.

Livestreamed at Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Tickets: Free
Reserve online or call 612-825-0459.

ABOUT CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT
Cécile McLorin Salvant has exploded on the jazz scene as a masterful interpreter of song, with a canny ability to select unique and rarely performed repertoire. The New York Times proclaims: “She radiates authority and delivers a set with almost a dramatic arc.” Salvant’s odes to her predecessors encompass organic assimilation and brave creativity. Such a skill set is necessary when taking on the music of Billie Holiday. Admittedly taken aback by Holiday during her initial introductions, the idiosyncratic giant of jazz later became one of Salvant’s primary inspirations. Her Mack Avenue debut CD, Womanchild, includes a grooving rendition of the Rodgers & Hart standard, “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was,” which Holiday famously recorded in the 1950s. As part of our Billie Holiday centennial celebration, Salvant delves further into her vast catalogue, with a performance that will surely ignite a renewed appreciation for “Lady Day.”

Pillsbury House Theatre is a Jazz at Lincoln Center Micro-Content Network partner. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Micro-Concert Network is a collective of global jazz advocates who host webcasts of Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts, and are dedicated to developing a jazz audience within their own communities.

Naked Stages, a 9-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2015. Three emerging artists will be selected: two will create a performance for the stage and one will be creating a performance-based installation of their design in or around PHT’s building.

Download the Application (PDF) »

Deadline for Submission:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.

E-mail completed applications to averym@pillsburyhousetheatre.org or deliver to:
Pillsbury House Theatre, Attn: Naked Stages
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Informational Meetings:
Thursday, February 12, 6:30 pm at Pillsbury House Theatre
Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm at CHAT in St Paul
These Info Sessions will cover the history of the program, the goals of the fellowship, and what the panel looks for in making its selections. We will also cover the difference between applying to create a performance art piece for the stage verses a performance art installation.

Study Hall:
Saturday, February 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Pillsbury House Theatre
Study Hall is an opportunity for applicants to drop in and have the draft of their grant reviewed by Program Director Molly Van Avery who will suggest revisions.
Resources:
View past Naked Stages artist applications (PDF) »

Contact averym@pillsburyhousetheatre.org with any questions or help with your application process.

About the Naked Stages Program

The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.

The selected artists meet as a group to participate in workshops and provide a critical and supportive environment for creating work. All parts of this process will be coordinated and facilitated by the Program Artistic Director. Artists receive support for marketing, technical production, and photo and video documentation from the Pillsbury House Theatre staff. Two artists will share a two-weekend run at Pillsbury House Theatre December 10-12 and Dec. 17-19, 2015, and one instillation-based artist will set their own schedule depending on their concept.

Selections will be announced on April 2, 2015, and the program will begin April 3 with a mandatory meeting from 6-9 pm.

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DEATH TAX. By Lucas Hnath, directed by Hayley Finn. A captivating dark comedy. March 6 - April 4.

What can money buy you? Love? A longer life? A second chance?

Weeks before the New Year (and with it, the new estate tax), the wealthy Maxine is in decline. She is convinced that her estranged daughter is bribing Nurse Tina to expedite her demise. So Maxine makes an enticing offer of her own that puts Nurse Tina at a moral crossroads. If Maxine is still alive come January 1, she will give Nurse Tina a substantial (albeit illegal) bonus that could reunite her with her son in Haiti. But if Maxine’s daughter or one of the other nurses catches them, they’ll both lose everything they hold dear.

A suspenseful and captivating dark comedy, Death Tax raises timely questions about the tensions between family and money, life and death. “Death Tax…confirms Hnath’s shrewd intelligence, his flair for modern theatrical game-playing, his dark sense of humor and  his whip-smart sense of character. You really can’t ask for anything more.” –Chicago Sun-Times

area premiere by Lucas Hnath
directed by Hayley Finn
starring Wendy Lehr, Regina Marie Williams, Tracey Maloney, and Clarence Wethern

March 6 – April 4, 2015

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

at Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
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Buy tickets online or call 612-825-0459.

Pick Your Price. Pay what you want for every performance, every night. (Regular price: $25)
Groups: Contact Kelsye at 612-787-3622 or gouldk@pillsburyhousetheatre.org

Additional Important Dates:

  • Post-Show Discussions with our Community Partner, ArtSage:
    Thursday, March 12, following 7:30 pm performance
    Wednesday, March 18, following 7:30 pm performance
    Sunday, March 22, following 3:00 pm performance
    Friday, March 27, following 7:30 pm performance
    (If you’ve already seen the show, you’re invited to return for any of the above discussion dates. Discussions start immediately following the performance and last about 30 minutes.)
  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Audio-Described Performance: Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Free Child Care: For children 16 months and older. Call 612-825-0459 for reservations.
    Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, March 22, 3:00 pm
  • Health Care Directives 101: Sunday, March 29, 4:30 pm (following the 3:00 pm matinee)
    Learn more and RSVP »
  • Estate Planning: What You Need to Know: Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm
    Learn more and RSVP »

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Content Advisory:
This play contains strong language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Thanks to our Community Partner for this show, ArtSage:
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Thanks to our Restaurant Partner for this show, The Rabbit Hole:
Head over to The Rabbit Hole, located in the northeast corner of Midtown Global Market, after each 7:30pm performance to discuss the show over delicious food and drink (including a special cocktail inspired by Death Tax)!

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Does Death Tax have you wondering about your own end-of-life preparedness? Check out these free upcoming workshops at Pillsbury House + Theatre:

Health Care Directives 101
Sunday, March 29, 4:30 pm (following the 3:00 pm matinee)
Learn more about the importance of planning ahead when it comes to your health care wishes. This presentation by Linda Walker, a licensed social worker with Volunteers of America-Minnesota, will cover the importance of having a health care directive and issues to consider when creating one. Directive forms will be provided.
RSVP (requested, not required): info@pillsburyhousetheatre.org or 612-825-0459.

Estate Planning: What You Need to Know
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm
Join us for a free, informal presentation by attorneys Genevieve Gaboriault of Mid Minnesota Legal Aid and Jessica Johnson of Gray Plant Mooty. Learn about health care directives, powers of attorney, wills, and available resources to help navigate your end-of-life planning options.
RSVP (requested, not required): info@pillsburyhousetheatre.org or 612-825-0459.

Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders
Pillsbury House Theatre presents a live Jazz at Lincoln Center webcast of legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders performing on Saturday, January 31. The performance will be broadcasted in HD at 8:30 p.m. CST, utilizing Pillsbury House Theatre’s sound system for superior audio quality.

Saturday, January 31
Concert starts at 8:30 p.m.

Livestreamed at Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Tickets: Free
Call 612-825-0459 or email info@pillsburyhousetheatre.org to reserve.

ABOUT PHAROAH SANDERS
Renowned saxophonist Pharoah Sanders first rose to fame in the 1960s after joining the Sun Ra Arkestra and John Coltrane’s later ensembles. An essential (and essentially divisive) component of free jazz’s early days, Sanders was first recognized for his notoriously aggressive and huge tenor sound. Without losing any of his raw power–or his ability to quite literally make his instrument scream–Sanders quickly began to further expand upon and refine his craft into a more patient, melodic, and spiritually peaceful sound, working a unique beauty into the psychedelic spaciousness of Sun Ra, alongside the improvisational chops and compositional courage of contemporaries like John and Alice Coltrane. Virtuosic, harsh, and one-of-a-kind, Sanders still has the rare qualities that propelled his career for half a century, plus more tricks up his sleeve than ever.

“If there’s anyone who has that quality of freedom, it’s Pharoah. He’s probably the best tenor player in the world.” – Ornette Coleman

Pillsbury House Theatre is a Jazz at Lincoln Center Micro-Content Network partner. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Micro-Concert Network is a collective of global jazz advocates who host webcasts of Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts, and are dedicated to developing a jazz audience within their own communities.

Thanks to our media partner for this event, KBEM Jazz88 FM.
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