Spotlight on KID CITY Teaching Artist: Gaosong V. Heu, 365 Plays/365 days: a 2017 Remix w/FULL CIRCLE THEATER!

photography by Linda Bachman)

photography by Linda Bachman)

Hello KID CITY Friends! 

Welcome to today's blog and welcome to summer! Can we all just take a moment to treasure this beautiful sun that is outside today... 

Now breathe in, and soak up all the bubbly feelings that come with warm weather! 

Ok, now some of you may or may not know, but I wear many different hats with KID CITY and Z Puppets! Not only am I a teaching artist for KID CITY, but I am also the Outreach Coordinator and Program Manager, as well as the new Administrative Manager for Z Puppets Rosenschnoz! As well, I am a performance artist, published writer, entrepreneur, makeup artist, photographer, scholar of Hmong Performance practices AND I PROFESSIONALLY ACT. 

So needless to say, I am a very busy person! Every once in a while I get a chance to act in a show with some of the most amazing theater companies and actors here in the Twin Cities. This year, I have the honor of being a part of a "365 Plays/365 Days: A 2017 Remix" by Suzan Loring Parks, presented by Full Circle Theater at Penumbra Theater Company. 

In about 2 hours, we put on 46 amazing, short plays and let me tell you it is a whirlwind of excitement and energy for the actors and the audience. The show really does not allow you to disengage and I promise, you'll be thinking about the themes, the words, the images you saw for days to come. 

I don't want to give too much away, because I want you all to come see it! But I will leave you with this final thought: 

In these hard times, it is so important that we continue to be inspired by one another, to find our voices, and to hold one another accountable to be better to ourselves, and to be better to humanity. This play does this beautifully and I could not be more proud to be a part of this wonderful team with Full Circle Theater. 

I dare not say another word! Please come see this production of "365 Plays/365 Days: A 2017 Remix" TODAY! We have 7 more showings. 

Buy your tickets here!

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Check out an awesome review here!  

For more details: Keep on scrolling down. 

Till next time! 

Adieu!

Cast left to right: Shana Eisenberg, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Ashawnti Ford, Gaosong V. Heu, Matthew Thompson, James A. Williams [first weekend only], Marcos Lopez, Ricardo Beaird, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Elizabeth Cates, and not pictured: Daniel Coleman [last two weekends] - photography by Linda Bachman)

Cast left to right: Shana Eisenberg, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Ashawnti Ford, Gaosong V. Heu, Matthew Thompson, James A. Williams [first weekend only], Marcos Lopez, Ricardo Beaird, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Elizabeth Cates, and not pictured: Daniel Coleman [last two weekends] - photography by Linda Bachman)

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DETAILS

Co-directed by Rick Shiomi, Martha B. Johnson & Harry Waters, Jr.; Cameo Directors Stephanie Lein Walseth & Lara Trujillo. 
James A. Williams will serve as Artistic and Cultural Consultant. 

This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays, viewed through a 2017 lens, to create a compelling theater experience. Our 2017 Remix aims to deeply involve diverse audiences in Parks' unique humor and vision of healing in America. 

Selected plays range from hilarious parody and theater-of-the-absurd, to pieces of powerful lyricism and epic tragedy, and speak forcefully to past and present issues: major events in American history, racism, anti-war themes, and other pressing social concerns.

For more information visit: fullcircletheatermn.org

Approximate running time: under 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Due to content, recommended for ages 12 and over.

Buy tickets in Advance! Tickets at the door are $2 more!

*Post-play discussion after every show EXCEPT Preview, Opening, and the closing matinee
**James Williams (First weekend)

Performance Dates:
Friday, May 26 || PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 27 || OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 28 || MATINEE PERFORMANCE 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 1 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm
Friday, June 2 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 3 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm ** Audio Description
Sunday, June 4 || MATINEE PERFORMANCE 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 8 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm ** ASL Interpretation
Friday, June 9 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 10 || PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 11 || MATINEE PERFORMANCE 2:00 p.m.

For group sales or Community Partnerships contact info@fullcircletheatermn.org