Sod House Theatre: Acting and Music Workshops and Auditions


Sod House Theater, based out of Minneapolis, in partnership with Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, will bringing an adaptation of "An Enemy of the People" by Henrick Ibsen to Sibley Park in Mankato July 30 and July 31 through an Arts Tour MSAB grant. The production is a bluegrass adaptation of the classic play about poisoned water in a community. 

As part of the process, professional theater artist Luverne Seifert, and professional musicians Brian Laidlaw & Ashley Hanson, hold free music and acting workshops with members of the community.

During the workshops Sod House Theatre will also hold an information session and call for actors, musicians and volunteers to participate in their performance of "An Enemy of the People" - a site-specific performance that will take place in Sibley Park in Mankato on July 30 and July 31. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We provide a playful and safe environment to learn skills for performance. Ages 12 and up. 

5:00-6:30pm: Hometown Ballad Songwriting Workshop - In this workshop, you will share stories about your community, discuss the craft songwriting, and start to turn stories shared into original songs. Open to all ages and levels of experience; singers, musicians, and writers encouraged to attend; instruments are invited, but not required. 

6:30-8:00pm Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines – In this workshop you will be introduced to the stage techniques of physical comedy; slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop a 1-2 minute comedy routine that they will develop and perform. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. 

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