Call for thespians!

Rick Musser put the call out on the Seward E-Democracy forum: Print

“Ben Kreilkamp is a local playwright/director who produced numerous theatrical events for the Seward Theater Project in the years 1995-2004. These included two full-length plays: “Under the  Hill”, about the formation of Matthews Park, and “Along the River”, about the history of the neighborhood from geologic time through prehistoric time to the time of the white immigration and present day Seward.

Now he is going to write and produce a new play for the MN Fringe this summer 2015. The Fringe festival performs in the first couple weeks of August.

Ben is even now conducting weekly workshops at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E. 22nd St.) to train a cast for a new play. The new play is called “By Moonlight” and will treat of the many communities that make up South Minneapolis, our lives, our aspirations, and our dreams as we live and our efforts to lead more free and joyous and peaceful lives.

The play will include  stories gathered by the Seward History Project (which also gathered material for the earlier plays). The play  will also include a flock of crows, providing the human communities with the supporting id of our dreams.

All adults welcome to the workshops. They should contact Ben at for more information.”

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By Deborah Ervin

Deb holds an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in theater. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deb has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector, working with Twin Cities cultural gems such as The Cedar Cultural Center, the Midtown Global Market, In the Heart of the Beast Puppetry and Mask Theatre, and more. She’s primarily drawn towards work that involves relationship building, such as communications and fundraising. Deb also has two decades of experience as an events manager for live music, theater, and dance. Her work as a stage manager has brought her into intimate collaborations with diverse communities, artists from around the globe, and projects ranging from river boat ballets to burlesque holiday shows.