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Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone

Performances inspire action for housing justice during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17-23 at venues throughout the Twin Cities 

zAmya Zone was written by Junauda Petrus-Nasah (who recently released the book The Stars and the Blackness Between Them) and is co-directed by Eric Avery and Maren Ward.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

zAmya Zone was inspired by content generated during weekly workshops at Minneapolis Central Library over the summer with members of the community who have experienced homelessness. zAmya Zone borrows its name from the popular TV series The Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough. 

Performance Schedule

All performances are free and reservations are not required. Run time: 90 minutes.
zAmya Theater Project will celebrate its 15th birthday with a celebration after the Nov. 23 performance!

Monday, Nov 18, 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Thursday Nov 21, 7pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Auditorium
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 

Friday, Nov 22, 7pm
Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov 23, 7pm (zAmya 15th birthday celebration after performance!)
Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone

Performances inspire action for housing justice during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17-23 at venues throughout the Twin Cities 

zAmya Zone was written by Junauda Petrus-Nasah (who recently released the book The Stars and the Blackness Between Them) and is co-directed by Eric Avery and Maren Ward.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

zAmya Zone was inspired by content generated during weekly workshops at Minneapolis Central Library over the summer with members of the community who have experienced homelessness. zAmya Zone borrows its name from the popular TV series The Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough. 

Performance Schedule

All performances are free and reservations are not required. Run time: 90 minutes.
zAmya Theater Project will celebrate its 15th birthday with a celebration after the Nov. 23 performance!

Monday, Nov 18, 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Thursday Nov 21, 7pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Auditorium
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 

Friday, Nov 22, 7pm
Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov 23, 7pm (zAmya 15th birthday celebration after performance!)
Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone

Performances inspire action for housing justice during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17-23 at venues throughout the Twin Cities 

zAmya Zone was written by Junauda Petrus-Nasah (who recently released the book The Stars and the Blackness Between Them) and is co-directed by Eric Avery and Maren Ward.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

zAmya Zone was inspired by content generated during weekly workshops at Minneapolis Central Library over the summer with members of the community who have experienced homelessness. zAmya Zone borrows its name from the popular TV series The Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough. 

Performance Schedule

All performances are free and reservations are not required. Run time: 90 minutes.
zAmya Theater Project will celebrate its 15th birthday with a celebration after the Nov. 23 performance!

Monday, Nov 18, 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Thursday Nov 21, 7pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Auditorium
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 

Friday, Nov 22, 7pm
Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov 23, 7pm (zAmya 15th birthday celebration after performance!)
Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone and 15th Birthday Celebration!
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone and 15th Birthday Celebration!

Performances inspire action for housing justice during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 17-23 at venues throughout the Twin Cities 

zAmya Zone was written by Junauda Petrus-Nasah (who recently released the book The Stars and the Blackness Between Them) and is co-directed by Eric Avery and Maren Ward.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

zAmya Zone was inspired by content generated during weekly workshops at Minneapolis Central Library over the summer with members of the community who have experienced homelessness. zAmya Zone borrows its name from the popular TV series The Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough. 

Performance Schedule

All performances are free and reservations are not required. Run time: 90 minutes.
zAmya Theater Project will celebrate its 15th birthday with a celebration after the Nov. 23 performance!

Monday, Nov 18, 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Thursday Nov 21, 7pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Auditorium
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 

Friday, Nov 22, 7pm
Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov 23, 7pm (zAmya 15th birthday celebration after performance!)
Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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A Prairie Homeless Companion in Rochester
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

A Prairie Homeless Companion in Rochester

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zAmya will perform its summer tour production A Prairie Homeless Companion at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2019 Annual Conference on Sept. 18th at 5pm at the Mayo Civic Center Atrium in Rochester.

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 in Hutchinson
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

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 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 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 Preview in Minneapolis
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

A PRAIRIE HOMELESS COMPANION Preview in Minneapolis

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See a PREVIEW run through of A PRAIRIE HOMELESS COMPANION in Minneapolis before we take it on the road to SW Minnesota!

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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