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  • 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…
  • Three-Month Residency for Works in Progress of all Media(Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Music, Film and New Media) CFPA will choose THREE ARTISTS - of any media and at any stage in their career - to make a new piece that in some way addresses identity. Artist will provide: An invited open rehearsal/work session in early March (to be scheduled on acceptance) with professional facilitated feedback. A presentation of the work in progress, open to the public. The precise scope of completed work wi…
  • ReClaim: a series of conversations between audiences and creative works, to reframe an American identity. Staged Reading of “Strange Heart Beating,” by Kristin Idaszak, two-time Jerome fellow and Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.  Discussion facilitated through a partnership with the Dispute Resolution Center of MN. Immediately following the reading, audience members form small groups, led by DRC MN facilitators, to unpack their experiences of the story together.  Light refr…