A PRAIRIE HOMELESS COMPANION in Marshall
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

A PRAIRIE HOMELESS COMPANION in Marshall

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Live Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories! A long running, outdated radio show produced in the city and about rural Minnesota comes to town and the actors find a very different reality than the community they’ve been spoofing.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 a serious look at housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.  

Partnership Art, a program of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, sponsored zAmya Theater Project 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. 

“It’s a spoof of Prairie Home Companion but also a spoof of urban artists trying to present a mythical, stereotypical version of what they think rural America might be. We have fun with that idea in a way I think audiences can really laugh at and enjoy!” — Josef Evans

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.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion in Willmar
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion in Willmar

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Live Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories! A long running, outdated radio show produced in the city and about rural Minnesota comes to town and the actors find a very different reality than the community they’ve been spoofing.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 a serious look at housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.  

Partnership Art, a program of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, sponsored zAmya Theater Project 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. 

“It’s a spoof of Prairie Home Companion but also a spoof of urban artists trying to present a mythical, stereotypical version of what they think rural America might be. We have fun with that idea in a way I think audiences can really laugh at and enjoy!” — Josef Evans

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.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion in Hutchinson
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion in Hutchinson

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Live Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories! 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 a serious look at housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.  

Partnership Art, a program of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, sponsored zAmya Theater Project 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. 

“It’s a spoof of Prairie Home Companion but also a spoof of urban artists trying to present a mythical, stereotypical version of what they think rural America might be. We have fun with that idea in a way I think audiences can really laugh at and enjoy!” — Josef Evans

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.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion in Worthington
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion in Worthington

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Live Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories! 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 a serious look at housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.  

Partnership Art, a program of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, sponsored zAmya Theater Project 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. 

“It’s a spoof of Prairie Home Companion but also a spoof of urban artists trying to present a mythical, stereotypical version of what they think rural America might be. We have fun with that idea in a way I think audiences can really laugh at and enjoy!” — Josef Evans

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.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion - Script Reading in Worthington
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion - Script Reading in Worthington

Please join us for a script reading of "A Prairie Homeless Companion" - a traveling, live radio show satirizing MPR's Prairie Home Companion. Live music! Bad jokes! Real Stories! Experience an entertaining and poignant look at homelessness and housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion - Script Reading in Hutchinson
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion - Script Reading in Hutchinson

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Please join us for a script reading of "A Prairie Homeless Companion" - a traveling, live radio show satirizing MPR's Prairie Home Companion. Live music! Bad jokes! Real Stories! Experience an entertaining and poignant look at homelessness and housing instability in Southwest Minnesota.

Free and open to the public! We need your feedback!
*Please bring a bag lunch for the reading and join the conversation!

A Prairie Homeless Companion project is a partnership between PlaceBase Productions. ZAMYA Theater Project and Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership with support from ArtPlaceAmerica, Southwest Minnesota Continuum of Care, and Minnesota Housing.

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Zamya Theater Workshop Series
Apr
12
to Jun 28

Zamya Theater Workshop Series

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zAmya is back at Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Downtown Central! Grab your desire to connect and have fun and help generate material for performances on Nicollet Mall this Summer! Workshops are Friday mornings 8:30 - 10:30am.

The troupe is being joined by Guest Artist Junauda Petrus, author of There are Other Worlds (and other works of speculative fiction)!

Join us as we create other worlds of our own! As is always the case with zAmya, all are indeed welcome! Bus tokens, coffee and snacks provided.

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