Workshop Production Manager Gallery Curator / Designer
ABOUT THE PROJECT
In an instant, a tenth of the world’s population quietly vanishes. The media emerges with a theory that those disappeared were artists and dub the event ‘The Artist Rapture’. Two of those left behind are Evelyn, a successful and reclusive painter, and her granddaughter Lucy, a free-spirited performance art student. In the aftermath, they struggle to make sense of what this means for their careers and why they weren’t taken. Evelyn is visited by the specter of a former lover, Thomas Kinkade. This dark comedy explores how artists approach their work and our desire to define and create art.
To complement the themes and performance, Savage Umbrella created a gallery installation in the lobby featuring the work of local artists. Artists were asked to select or create pieces that speak to their core artistic identity.
"This was my first time attending a Savage Umbrella production, and I liked what I saw. A thought-provoking new play, solid cast, and all around well-done production. They also display art by local artists in the lobby, which adds to the evening of contemplating art. In the end, I couldn't help but think of my favorite musician Glen Hansard's Oscar acceptance speech - 'Make art, make art!'" - Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon
Full Production March 7 - 22, 2014 Nimbus Theater 1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN
Workshop Presentation November 2 & 3, 2012 Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts Colonial Warehouse Building 212 3rd Ave N Minneapolis, MN
Public Table Reading September 22, 2012 Cake Shop in South Minneapolis
October 12, 2012 Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative in St. Paul
Adelin Phelps, Mary Cutler, Carl Schoenborn, Russ Dugger, Karen Bix, Laura Leffler-McCabe, Mason Mahoney
Written and Directed by Tanner Curl
Writer / Director . . . Tanner Curl Stage Manager . . . Jessica Spivey Set Designer . . . Shannon Morgan Asst. Set Designer / Props Manager . . . Grete Berglund Light Designer . . . James Eischen Costume Designer . . . Christina Forga Sound Designer . . . Ted Moore Production Manager . . . Blake E. Bolan Assistant Production Manager . . . Russ Dugger Gallery Curator / Designer . . . Hannah K. Holman
Original Workshop Writing Team: Blake E. Bolan, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Tanner Curl (lead), Megan Clark, Seth Conover, Timothy Otte
Thank you, Minnesota! This activity is the recipient of a generous grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund.