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Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Small Grant Program Request for Proposals

Seward Artists,

Check out this grant opportunity for arts-driven projects for artists of color. Deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2017.

Cura Grant for Artists link here



See work by local playwright Harrison David Rivers March 6 and 7


Harrison David Rivers

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights’ Center continues March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. with public readings of “The Sea & The Stars” by Twin Cities playwright Harrison David Rivers. The readings will take place at the Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The events are free, but reservations are recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org.

Playwright Harrison David Rivers moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 for a Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, and in 2015 he was selected as a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting. He is now a Core Writer, a three-year program supporting professional playwrights through play development workshops and connections to theaters.

Rivers describes “The Sea & The Stars” as “a play about love, karaoke and the sea.” In the play, Simon, who is a lifeguard, meets Finn, who is terrified of water. Both are adrift, with broken hearts, returning to the tiny beach town of Jupiter and to families who need them.

David Mendizábal will direct, and the cast includes Jon-Michael Reese*, Eric Sharp*, Jasmine Hughes*, Christina Baldwin*, Austene Van* and Sasha Andreev* (*Member of Actors’ Equity Association).

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Free readings of “Eden Prairie, 1971” at Playwrights’ Center February 6 and 7


Mat Smart

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights’ Center. Smart’s time in Minnesota inspired the new play he will be workshopping at the Playwrights’ Center in February, called “Eden Prairie, 1971.” Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series, the play will have public readings on Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org.

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