Naked Stages

2014 NAKED STAGES

Applications for the 2014 Naked Stages fellowships will be available online soon. In the meantime, here are some useful upcoming dates and events:
  • Feb. 1, 2014: Applications will be available on the website
  • Feb. 24, 2014: Naked Stages Info Session from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at CHAT, 995 University Ave W Suite #220, Saint Paul
  • Feb. 25, 2014: Naked Stages Info Session from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis
  • Mar. 10, 2014: Applications are due

2013 NAKED STAGES

December 5 - 7, and 12- 14, at 7:30 p.m.

3 Figures$ by Emily Zimmer, Dec. 5, 7, 12, & 14
A Great Lakes Vista by Moheb Soliman, Dec. 6, 7, 13, & 14
Habeas Corpus* by Zainab Musa Dec. 5, 6, 12, & 13

Post-show discussions with the artists will happen on Saturday, December 7 and Friday, December 13.

*WARNING: Habeas Corpus performances include nudity.

All tickets are Pick Your Price. Pay whatever price you want, anytime. (Regular price = $15) Buy tickets online or call 612-825-0459.

2013 NAKED STAGES ARTISTS

NAKED STAGES NEWS

2014 Naked Stages Artist Applications

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.

2013 Naked Stages Fellows Announced

The 2013 Naked Stages artists are Emily Zimmer, Moheb Soliman, and Zainab Musa. Zainab has worked internationally as an actor as well as with local companies like Mixed Blood and Sandbox Theatre. Moheb is a poet and interdisciplinary artist new to Minnesota by way of Montreal and Egypt. Emily Zimmer is a regular performer on the Open Eye Figure Theatre stage as well as with Frank Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company. Read more…

2013 Naked Stages Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the 2013 Naked Stages Program are now available. Read more…

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2014 NAKED STAGES

December 4 - 13, 2014

WHAT IS Naked Stages?

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 four 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.”

2012 NAKED STAGES ARTISTS

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2010 NAKED STAGES ARTISTS

2009 NAKED STAGES ARTISTS

All 2010 Naked Stages artist photos by Craig VanDerSchaegen. 2009 and 2011 photos by Ann Marsden.