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A Prairie Homeless Companion
August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
A long running, outdated radio show produced in the city and about rural Minnesota comes to town and the actors find a very different reality than the community they’ve been spoofing. Residents of the town take over the show and tell more realistic stories. A Prairie Homeless Companion is both humorous satire and serious look at housing instability in Southwest Minnesota. Live Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories!
Partnership Art, a program of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, sponsored zAmya Theater from Minneapolis and Placebase Productions from Granite Falls to create A Prairie Homeless Companion. Story circles were held in four Southwest MN Communities: Willmar, Marshall, Hutchinson, and Worthington. Playwright Josef Evans created the script which was recently shared in staged readings throughout SW Minnesota with feedback from the readings used for further development. Now the project is ready to be shared in full form with each community.
The cast is a mix of zAmya Theater performers, many of whom have experienced homelessness as well as community members and musicians from SW Minnesota. THERE IS ROOM FOR MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PRODUCTION! ONLY ONE COMMUNITY REHEARSAL REQUIRED! IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hutchinson performance is hosted in collaboration with the United Way of McLeod County.
Complimentary Trailblazer Tokens are available for those with transportation obstacles. Contact the Art Center at 320.587. 7278 for details.
This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.