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What is a workshop with La Pocha Nostra like?

Saúl García-López, co-artistic director of La Pocha Nostra, will be conducting a workshop at CFPA Mpls this weekend, culminating in a public presentation, Saturday, March 24th, at 7:30 pm. In advance of this workshop, García-López shared some thoughts with CFPA Mpls Executive Director Jackie Hayes. What are

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Works in Progress Blog: April Sellers

Each Works In Progress Resident will contribute several blog posts over the course of their residency. This first post addresses the central question of the project each is building during the residency, and discusses aspects of their creative process. April’s project is titled “Patriot Erector” and explores

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Works in Progress Blog: Ben Swenson-Klatt

Each Works In Progress Resident will contribute several blog posts over the course of their residency. This first post addresses the central question of the project each is building during the residency, and discusses aspects of their creative process. Ben’s project explores the intersection of gender and

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ReClaim March / Open Salon: Ritual Performance of Identity and the Human Body

Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:30 pm Guided by La Pocha Nostra co-artistic director Saúl García-López This event is the culminating presentation of the CFPA Mpls-hosted workshop, “Exercises for Rebel Artists.” García-López will present concepts from his upcoming book, A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society,

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ANNOUNCING: New Works Residency Artists

CFPA Minneapolis is excited to announce the three artists selected for our 2018 New Work Residency for Works in Progress of all Media (Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Music, Film and New Media) to make a new piece that in some way addresses identity. The Works in Progress

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APPLY! WORKSHOP: Exercises for Rebel Artists

With Saúl García-López Performance artist, radical performance director, pedagogue, PhD candidate, and Co-Artistic Director of La Pocha Nostra Join us for a ​2​-day intensive exploring the toolkit of exercises, rituals, and games developed by La Pocha Nostra ​Radical Pedagogy. García-López will share techniques (physical, perceptual, conceptual, and

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ReClaim February: Tru Ruts and Conversation

Friday, February 2, 2018 7:30 pm An evening to engage with and reflect on works  created by Tru Ruts artists E.G. Bailey and Shá Cage. Light refreshments. Free admission.               Among the works to be presented: Short Film: New Neighbors (Official

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How to hold challenging and honest discussions: A conversation with the Dispute Resolution Center of MN

On Thursday, January 11th, Executive Director Jackie Hayes sat down with Catherine Keating, Manager of Programs and Services at the Dispute Resolution Center of MN, and with CFPA Managing Director (and freelance theater director) Jennie Ward, about their ongoing project pairing staged readings of challenging plays with

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A conversation with Kristin Idaszak, playwright of “Strange Heart Beating”

On Thursday, January 11th, 2018, playwright Kristin Idaszak joined CFPA Executive Director Jackie Hayes and Managing Director Jennie Ward in a conversation over webcam to discuss the upcoming reading of Kristin’s play, “Strange Heart Beating” (Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 pm at CFPA Mpls.) Kristin is a two-time

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CFPA Minneapolis kicks off new Performance/Conversation Series

***Check out our interview with playwright Kristin Idaszak here.***   Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:30 pm Staged Reading of Strange Heart Beating, by Kristin Idaszak. Discussion facilitators through a partnership with the Dispute Resolution Center of MN.     Immediately following the reading, audience members form small groups, led

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