Pillsbury House + Theatre (PH+T) is excited to announce the performances of the 2022 Naked Stages Cohort December 1 – 10, 2022, and following the success of last years’ streamed performances, their amazing work will be available January 4-13 virtually! Supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Naked Stages Fellowship is a vital program that provides mentorship and support to talented early career performance artists in Minnesota and is an important part of bold initiatives of Pillsbury House + Theatre. These are the inaugural performances for Naked Stages Director and Pillsbury House + Theatre Resident Teaching Artist Masanari Kawahara, who succeeded longtime Naked Stages Director Pramila Vasudevan in 2022.
“This is my first year directing the Naked Stages program and it has been deeply rewarding to help guide these wonderful artists,” says Kawahara. “I am excited to see what they bring to the Pillsbury House + Theatre stage, and hope that you will join us.”
This year’s Naked Stages series will present a full evening of exciting new works from Tumelo Khupe, Allison Vincent, and Marisol Herling as the culmination of their fellowship. Fellows were mentored by Djola Branner, an interdisciplinary artist/educator/administrator who combines movement, sound and light to create compelling portraits of American life for the stage, to help them bring their distinctive visions to life on the PH+T stage. Additional artistic guidance and creative workshops were led by Peter Morrow, Dameun Strange, Rhiana Yazzie, and Sharon Bridgforth during their fellowship. The multi-layered Naked Stages program challenges its artists to be their most bold and creative, and it challenges artists and audiences alike to push past their boundaries.
Naked Stages 2022
SHOWTIMES are December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:00PM.
Pick-your-price tickets are on sale now. Each show will be capped at 70 people. FACIAL MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.