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Theatre Novi Most is working on two fascinating projects in our “slow art” process. We are asking for help to raise the remaining $3,000 of our budget still needed to produce the work with appropriate compensation to artists.
Our upcoming projects will reach up to 3,000 people between now and January and we’d like you to help us if you can by donating $35 to our campaign. Donations in any amount are most welcome.
Read on for some details about what’s coming up:
THE MASTER BUILDER
In April, we return to The Southern Theater for our first of two ARTshare productions in 2017. After last year’s The Seagull, we are continuing to reimagine classic works with a new production of Ibsen’s The Master Builder, directed and adapted by Theatre Novi Most co-founder Vladimir Rovinsky. We are delighted to work with many familiar Novi Most artists and also have new faces join the team. Pearce Bunting (Rehearsing Failure, The Seagull) plays Halvard Solness with Barbra Berlovitz (Oldest Story, Rehearsing Failure, The Seagull) as his wife, Aline, Shelby Richardson (The Seagull) as Hilda, and Alex Barreto Hathaway as the Troll. Designers include sound by Kalen Keir (The Seagull), lights by Heidi Eckwall (Rehearsing Failure) and Josie Everett on costumes. Deb Ervin (The Oldest Story in the World) returns as our beloved stage manager. The Master Builder plays from April 14-22.
DANCING ON THE EDGE
Our second ARTshare production will be the world premiere of Adam Kraar’s Dancing on the Edge. This brand new bilingual play tells the story of the passionate romance between American dance artist Isadora Duncan and Russian poet Sergei Esenin. We follow the couple as they meet in Russia and travel the world, communicating through art rather than language. Lisa Channer and Sasha Andreev star as Duncan and Esenin with an additional ensemble of two and a children’s chorus of dancers to join. First commissioned in 2011, Dancing on the Edge is the culmination of 6 years of “slow art” development in Minneapolis and New York City. Minneapolis audiences have one weekend only, September 7-9, to see this brand new play before we go on the road.
After the Minneapolis premiere, Theatre Novi Most will tour Dancing on the Edge. We are planning stops in Chicago, New York City, and Upstate New York throughout Fall 2017, reaching new audiences and exploring future touring possibilities.
Over the summer, we will partner with Young Dance to bring Jeanne Bresciani, director of the Isadora Duncan International Institute, to Minneapolis for a week long dance camp session for children featuring the Isadora Duncan technique. Many of these children will be featured in the premiere of Dancing on the Edge as the children of the school Isadora Duncan founded in Russia. Jeanne is one of the world’s leading experts on Duncan and also the choreographer for Dancing on the Edge, providing a rare opportunity for Minneapolis children and adults to experience a master class with this renowned artist.
We have also deepened our partnership with The Museum of Russian Art. After last summer’s reading of The Seagull, we held a one-night only reading of Turgenev’s A Month in the Country in March and will follow this with a staged reading of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya later this spring.
Your support makes this work possible and helps keep our ticket prices affordable and art accessible for all. We greatly appreciate your generosity in any amount and are using all funds generated from this campaign to support the artists we are collaborating with throughout 2017.