Join the residents of the Upper Minnesota River Valley to bring stories of the river to life in a one-of-a-kind Paddling Theater experience. Ashley Hanson & Andrew Gaylord, Directors of Place Base Productions & the artists that produced the 2012 Meandering River Walk, need your help to create this community-based paddling theater production that will take place on the river during Minnesota River History Weekend & State Water Trails 50th Anniversary Celebration May 18.
On April 5 and 6, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. til noon, respectively, open auditions and drop-in volunteer sign-ups, will be held at the K.K. Berge building. PlaceBase Productions is looking for 12-15 actors, many experienced paddlers and additional musician, singers, storytellers, dancers, visual artists, river-enthusiasts, costume and prop-makers, volunteers and project assistants. No experience necessary and all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. However, principal actors need to feel comfortable in, on and near the water.
For more information: Contact Ashley at 952.486.0533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the K.K. Berge building during open auditions. No appointment is needed.
Rehearsals will take place weekends in April and May. The performance will take place on May 18 for CURE’s Minnesota River History Days.
The Paddling Theater Project is made possible with support from Clean up the River Environment & the Department of Natural Resources, Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce, Granite Falls Historical Society, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization and the wonderful people of the Upper Minnesota River Valley.