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  • Fall 2018 New Work Residency: Ritual and Resilience Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14th and 15th 7-9:30 pm As part of cfpa’s ReClaim series, we invited three local performing artists to each make a new piece that in some way engages with ritual and resilience: ritual of all types (secular, cultural, religious, spiritual, mundane, ceremonial, invented, reinvented, quoted, etc.) and ritual’s relationship to/with/around resilience. With the support of free rehearsal space, a mentor specifically cho…
  • cfpa is excited to host our annual Pop-Up Local Visual Art Sale on Small Business Saturday, 11/24/18. This year, in tandem with cfpa’s New Works Residency (for performing artists), the sale will organize around a theme: Ritual and Resilience. These artists work within a range of rituals and traditions that bring them into encounters with resilience. Our event is a place where neighbors, cfpa tenants, cfpa students, and local artists of all stripes are able to gather, connect, and share their w…
  • CFPA  is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop!   Saturday, September 15th, 2018Workshop: 3-5 pmPresentation: 7-9 pm SAY YES AND . . . To the real power of improv comedy! Love improv? Ever wanted to try it? Curious about how comedy is changing the world? Join Blackout Improv, a local troupe of experienced actors/comedians/activists/teachers who will explore the usefulness of improv as a tool in daily life. Improv can be a mea…
  • with theater director and Fulbright Fellow Emily Mendelsohn Who is this free event for? Anyone interested in exploring a creative process that investigates the intersections of identity, place and performance.  What will this event be like? Theater maker Emily Mendelsohn has spent the past ten years investigating the making of cross-cultural performance, from Los Angeles and Brooklyn to Uganda and Rwanda. This work has helped her to identify key elements to support artists in 1) opening up th…
  • CFPA Mpls is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop! Minneapolis is home to one of the nation’s premiere African-American improv troupes, Blackout Improv. Many have seen them in action, at HUGE or Mixed Blood. CFPA Mpls offers a unique opportunity to access these artists of comedy/politics/human nature, and to learn more about how they do what they do, and why they do it. JOIN US for a unique workshop, designed for all comers …
  • CFPA Mpls is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop! Minneapolis is home to one of the nation’s premiere African-American improv troupes, Blackout Improv. Many have seen them in action, at HUGE or Mixed Blood. CFPA Mpls offers a unique opportunity to access these artists of comedy/politics/human nature, and to learn more about how they do what they do, and why they do it. JOIN US for a unique workshop, designed for all comers …
  • CFPA Mpls is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop! Minneapolis is home to one of the nation’s premiere African-American improv troupes, Blackout Improv. Many have seen them in action, at HUGE or Mixed Blood. CFPA Mpls offers a unique opportunity to access these artists of comedy/politics/human nature, and to learn more about how they do what they do, and why they do it. JOIN US for a unique workshop, designed for all comers …
  • CFPA Mpls is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop! Saturday, July 21, 2018Workshop: 3-5 pmPresentation: 7-9 pm SAY YES AND . . . To the real power of improv comedy! Love improv? Ever wanted to try it? Curious about how comedy is changing the world? Join Blackout Improv, a local troupe of experienced actors/comedians/activists/teachers who will explore the usefulness of improv as a tool in daily life. Improv can be a means of u…
  • CFPA Mpls is so excited to present the nation's premiere African-American improv troupe, Blackout, in a public workshop! Saturday, July 21, 2018Workshop: 3-5 pmPresentation: 7-9 pm SAY YES AND . . . To the real power of improv comedy! Love improv? Ever wanted to try it? Curious about how comedy is changing the world? Join Blackout Improv, a local troupe of experienced actors/comedians/activists/teachers who will explore the usefulness of improv as a tool in daily life. Improv can be a means of u…
  • Guided by La Pocha Nostra co-artistic director Saúl García-López This event is the culminating presentation of the CFPA Mpls-hosted workshop, “Exercises for Rebel Artists.” García-López will present concepts from his upcoming book, A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society, co-written with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, and the workshop participants will present a human installation that explores the iconography of funeral and/or rebirth as an exercise in identity reinvent…