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DINNER THEATER : Exploring our edges through performance.

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Fridays, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Knox Presbyterian Church: 1536 Minnehaha Ave W, St. Paul 55104

It’s Friday night. Your school week is over; you're done with mosque; or maybe you’re getting the kids ready for bed; or maybe it’s time to put on your hottest drag outfit because you’re going to the club.

But then you remember that first – it’s time for Dinner Theater. This is the moment where you come have the most delicious meal ever, with amazing people, while DIVING into performance as a way to explore vulnerability and creativity.


This is a group to practice pushing at our limits – to jump into action, to role play, to sculpt each other, and in the process find energy and possibilities we couldn’t imagine before. We want to step into vulnerable places, confront insecurities, and tap into our brilliance, through acting out what’s fresh and at our edges.

No one’s an expert in this. We’ll be bringing some theater games and practices but we will all be teachers, spontaneously learning and experimenting together. Most of all we will bring our stories, our bodies, and our voices (whether spoken or otherwise), and play out the questions.

And the other important element: food! For participants that are able, we will invite you to contribute a meal to the class, and use our delicious dinners as motivation and another tool for exploring community with each other.

Some example questions:
Have you ever experienced pure joy?
Faced a situation that always makes your afraid?
Where do you see community struggling?
Are there histories and cultural stories we carry with us?
What would it mean to destroy the self?

Let’s practice communication, compassion, and a community consciousness while having fun

Rigo and Jason

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]


Knox Presbyterian Church
1536 Minnehaha Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Rigo participated in a theater workshop with historical actor Roger Guenvere Smith. Rigo destroys the self 24-7 with swag. Jason loves playfulness and has experimented with Theater of the Oppressed and improv games. Both are excellent cooks and friends.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Jason - (651) 233-4949
Class times: 
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 04/08/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 04/15/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 18:30 - 20:30
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Knox Presbyterian Church
1536 Minnehaha Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
44° 57' 44.9928" N, 93° 9' 56.4516" W
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