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.
Set on a juking boat, with blueswomen, queers, deviants, and seers, River See is the prayer before the Great Migration. Using Black American rural southern tradition and an aesthetic steeped in jazz, River See brings people together to witness and create.This production features Sonja Parks and includes some of the Twin Cities most exciting multi-disciplinary performers: Aimee Bryant, Mankwe Ndosi, Leah Nelson, Kenna Cottman, and Truth Maze. Creator Sharon Bridgforth also appears onstage as she choreographs the words, sounds, movement, and singing live in front of the audience.
River See explores blues stories as living arrangements of jazz. The text serves as the score and structure for the improvisational process that births the performance.Through this process, occurring during the event between performers and audience, we become responsible to one another in the art of creating a piece about Love.
All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want. Pick your own price for every performance, every night.
But tickets online or call 612-825-0459.
April 11 – 21, 2013
Previews: April 11 & 12
Opening Night: April 13
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm
Post-Show Discussions with our Community Partner, The Cultural Wellness Center:
Sunday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 17th
Free Child Care: Thursday, April 18th, 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, April 21st, 3:00 p.m.
Audio-Described Performance: Sunday, April 14th, 3:00 p.m.
River See is a NPN Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Links Hall in partnership with Living Arts of Tulsa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Theatre Offensive, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: National Performance Network.
- April 21, 2015 – Chicago Avenue Project: Elvis Has Left the Building, 4:00 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- April 21, 2015 – Chicago Avenue Project: Elvis Has Left the Building, 7:00 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- April 24, 2015 – Imma Be Me, So Be You, 7:00 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- May 29, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- May 30, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- May 31, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 3:00 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
Naked Stages announces the 2015 Fellows
April 20, 2015
Imma Be Me, So Be You
April 16, 2015
Chicago Avenue Project: Elvis Has Left the Building
April 02, 2015