I am not like my peers. I have no such innovative piñatas swinging over my workspace right now to tell you about. I am pretty much on a downhill trend of unwanted body hair, old, stained pajamas and eating things. And…I just have regular stuff.
Actually, WAIT! That’s a lie. I WOULD have been able to tell you about something innovative, except it went by already. Except, wait! That’s a lie too, because it’s going to come back again!
Outside of that innovation, here is my regular stuff, to close out this blog.
Do you know about Rockstar Storytellers? It’s a narrative ensemble of solo performers, writers, comedians and multi-talents in the Twin Cities. We perform at the Bryant-Lake Bowl – usually five or six of us at a time, sometimes with an exciting guest artist – and the shows are always on some theme, but we tend to interpret it…loosely. J I’m a founding member, and we’re drawing to the end of our seventh season with the penultimate show, “School’s Out!”, on Sunday, June 1st at 7pm. I will be in it. I am working on a story this week. Or I will be. After I write this blog. Here’s the invite:
Do you know about The Calof Series, and Scrawlex Open Stage at Patrick’s Cabaret? The Calof Series was created from an endowment by the wondrous Joan Calof to foster work-in-progress performances by musicians and spoken word artists. Each month, two of each of those perform at Patrick’s, with free coffee and treats for all, and the audience engages in discussion with the performers about what worked and what didn’t, salon-style. The Scrawlex open mic is right after, hosted by Tom Cassidy. I really love Patrick’s Cabaret – it’s a beautiful space with beautiful, playful, inclusive and accepting energy, so please come be there with me, Thursday, June 5th! Invite:
Do you know about Songwriters & Storytellers? You probably don’t cuz it’s sort of bashful and quiet. It happens the first Friday of every month at Butter Bakery & Café, and features one or two storytellers alternating onstage with two songwriters/musical groups. The music is really fantastic, and it’s a great way to get hip to local bands and musicians, and this coming Friday, June 6th, will be the second time I’ve been a part of the show, and I’m really happy about that. Also, the creampuffs are excellent, and the restrooms have cow murals. Invite:
Farther down the pipeline, I’ll be part of the June 21st show at Cheap Theatre, on the theme of “Punch”, at the Black Forest Inn on 26th and Nicollet.
And even further in the future, I’ll be one of four storytellers in Christy Moulton Perry’s MN Fringe Festival show “Invisible People”. I’d tell you to come see us, but you can’t. AR AR AR! Get it? Cuz, we’re Invisi – yeah.
Thank you so much for reading, readers…for taking this in, however much you did; for wanting to think about stories, writing and performance; for wanting to participate, in big ways and small ways and everything in between. Thanks for wanting to add your unique and important voice to the world so that we can hear it…because we need to hear it.