Chicago Avenue Project 2015: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures


Now in its 20th year, Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project returns on November 2nd and 3rd. Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures features ten original, short plays written by South Minneapolis youth who are mentored and directed by Twin Cities theatre artists, and performed by professional actors, including Kimberly Richardson, Taous Khazem, and Clarence Wethern; with directors Eric F. Avery, a 2014 Naked Stages artist, and Leah Cooper.

November 2nd and 3rd, 2015

Monday at 7:00 pm Tuesday at 4:00 and 7:00 pm

at Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis
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Admission is free —just show up! All ages welcome.

Alexa’s Play: They Are Always Watching
Playwright Mentor: Michelle Barnes
Directed by Lucas Skjaret

Starring Taous Khazem and Kimberly Richardson


Amir’s Play: Lifestyle
Playwright Mentor: Ryan Campbell
Directed by Brian Columbus

Starring Dustin Bronson and Melanie Wehrmacher


Cicely’s Play: Amnesia
Playwright Mentor : Tyler Olsen
Directed by Matt Sciple

Starring Calli McLellan and Clarence Wethern
Lamonte’s Play: John and Shawn’s Summer Vacation
Playwright Mentor: James Tyler
Directed by Addie Gorlin

Starring Vincent Hannam and Michael Hanna
Laelah’s Play: The Missing Crown
Playwright Mentor: Adrian Balbontin
Directed by Matt Sciple

Starring Janie Froiland and JuCoby Johnson
Manny’s Play: Ken Misses the Fly
Playwright Mentor: L.J. Johnson
Directed by Eric F. Avery
Starring Emily Grodzik and Zakary Morton



Mimi’s Play: The Haunted Principal’s Office
Playwright Mentor: Cristina Castro
Directed by Jefferson Slinkard
Starring Sarah Broude and Erin Roberts



Nat’s Play: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Playwright Mentor: Carlyle Brown
Directed by Leah Cooper

Starring Anni Jordan-Amberg and Sam Bardwell
Nevaeh’s Play: The Enemies
Playwright Mentor: Jessica Huang
Directed by Stacy Schultz

Starring Alsa Bruno and Hope Cervantes
Za’ Mya’s Play: Realizing
Playwright Mentor: Erin Roberts
Directed by David Hanzal

Starring Emily Gunyou Halaas and Katie Kaufman



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