2017/18 NAKED STAGES
January 11 – 20, 2018
Tickets: Buy tickets online or call 612-825-0459.
Pay-What-You-Want. Pick your own price for every performance, every night.
(Regular price is $16. Anything above $16 is considered a donation.)
141 MEDNIK AVENUE
by Jessica Lopez-Lyman
141 Mednik Avenue is an interactive performance installation that tells the story of Bobby, a young Chicano runner and barber. Located in the spirit world and told through nonlinear narratives, this piece explores issues of displacement and longing.
ASHES OF MOONS
by Antonio Duke
Ashes of Moons explores adoption through spoken word poetry, hip-hop dance, and Nigerian mythology. The piece is an intimate examination of brotherhood, sacrifice, and reunion. It looks at the many manifestations of love and what we do to hang on to it while letting it go.
ALL EXITS ARE CLEARLY MARKED.
by Ritika Ganguly
A controversial pain-relief anesthetic was pierced into her abdominal muscle, so she could feel less pain. Instead, now she can feel nothing. Witness a new mom’s conviction in her ability to become more and more sensate, the more she is numbed by the health marketplace. This piece unfolds as a conversation between the artist and Baul poetry from the 17th and 18th centuries. It uses a cappella singing and live art to carve entries, pathways, and exits, out of this healthcare morass.
Applications for Naked Stages 2018 will be posted in spring of 2018.
NAKED STAGES NEWS
Note: the original email address for submissions was wrong. … Read more…
The 2015 Naked Stages fellows are: Marisa R. Carr, Juanda Petris, and Eliza Rasheed. Marisa R. Carr is a composer, playwright, and activist who was named “Best New Political Playwright” by Lavender Magazine earlier this year. She will create a performance piece inspired by her police officer father. Junauda Petris is a dancer, writer, and aerial artist who will be installing ritualistic and artistic spaces around the building, outside of the theatre. Finally, Eliza Rasheed is an actor, dancer, playwright, and director who will use her lens as an Asian multiracial woman to guide her work.
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.
The 2014 Naked Stages artists are Eric F. Avery, PaviElle French, and B Billy … Read more…
Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2014. 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.
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About Naked Stages
WHAT IS ?
Pillsbury House Theatre, with support from the Jerome Foundation, seeks to provide a mentorship opportunity for emerging performance artists in Minnesota.
Three emerging artists, funded by the Jerome Foundation, use multiple media, puppetry, storytelling, satire, and movement to present their work to the public.
A creative opportunity unlike any other in Minnesota, Naked Stages is the culmination of a 7 month training fellowship that provides three emerging performance artists with the time, resources, and mentorship they need to bring their distinctive visions to life on stage. In addition to regular feedback sessions, the artists participate in workshops with local creators like Hijack and Pramila Vasudevan, as well as more intensive workshops with nationally-renowned artist Sharon Bridgforth. Once a month, they also participate in production meetings focused on the business side of art, from audience development to technical support, helping to develop their unique voice into a sustainable, artistic career.
Naked Stages performances are the final step of a multi-layered program designed to empower artists to be their most bold and creative and to challenge artists and audiences alike to push past their previous boundaries.
What is Performance Art?
Below is a summary adapted from the essay “Fluid Landscapes,” by Lois Keidan and Daniel Brine.
“Performance Art is not a singular form of art, but an umbrella term for work that pushes the boundaries of diverse disciplines. Disrupting borders, breaking rules, defying traditions, resisting definition, asking questions and activating audiences, Performance Art is a research engine where the limits of art and ideas are tested and new possibilities imagined.”
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All 2010 Naked Stages artist photos by Craig VanDerSchaegen. 2009 and 2011 photos by Ann Marsden.