2016 CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT:
It’s Not Rocket Science: The Best of The Chicago Avenue Project
Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The Devil is in the Details
Sunday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.*
Monday, November 7, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
*Note: Daylight Savings Time Ends on Nov. 6
All performances are free and family friendly. Just show up!
CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT NEWS:
Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents Take the Cake.
Take the Cake features eight original, short plays written by neighborhood youth in partnership with professional dramaturgs, and performed and directed by some of the Twin Cities’ top theatre artists.
November 18 and 19, 2013
Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents “Once in a Blue Moon.” With a colorful cast of dragon slayers and dragon tamers, haunted volcanoes, intergalactic fashion police, and a hypocritical hypochondriac, “Once in a Blue Moon” features ten original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by professionals, and performed by some of the Twin Cities’ top theatre artists in partnership with South Minneapolis youth.
This fall local performing arts professionals team up with neighborhood kids for the 16th year of Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project. MARK MY WORDS features some of the Twin Cities’ top theatre artists, actors, and directors in ten original, short plays written by South Minneapolis youth.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT:
Since 1996, the Chicago Avenue Project brings together the Twin Cities best adult playwrights, actors, and directors who volunteer to work one-on-one with neighborhood youth on the creation and production of an original play. Individual children develop close mentoring relationships with at least four adults who are successful in their creative fields while adult professional artists share the chance to perform in wildly imaginative plays as talking guinea pigs, horses, computer gaming systems, and other indescribably unique characters.
The project is not about teaching youth to perform, though they do learn acting—nor is it about teaching them how to write plays, though they learn that as well. The Chicago Avenue Project gives every child—no matter their circumstances—the opportunity to discover that he or she has a lot of value to offer.
2012 Chicago Avenue Project video by McGinley Motion
PAST SEASONS OF CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT:
Elvis Has Left the Building
Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures
Easy as Pie
Out on a Limb
Once In a Blue Moon
Take the Cake
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Mark my Words!
On the Other Hand
Table for Two
Over the Top
Table for Two
Eyes on the Prize
All or Nothing
Up Up and Away
Grin and Bear It
Heard It through the Grapevine
Face the Music
Sky’s the Limit – The Best of the Chicago Avenue Project
All Dressed Up & Nowhere to Go
Sumthin’ Fishy Going On!
All Washed Up
Life of the Party
You Snooze You Lose
Breakfast of Champions
The Cat’s Out of the Bag
Lights Out: Plays in the Dark
Keep the Ball Rolling