7 professional theatre artists from Southeastern Minnesota, Chicago, Kansas City and beyond will come together for 7 days to create 7 vignettes for two stagings of innovative, inspiring and thought provoking performances. Lanesboro artist Catherine Glynn has invited fellow professional actors Carla Noack, Rachel Kuhnle, Wendi Weber and more to take some time away from their busy schedules for a week of ReCreation 101.
A.R.T. has been conceived as a multi-year initiative to foster the creation and development of new works, while serving as a performance art companion to the annual Art in the Park fine art festival. The inaugural year's theme is ReCreation, playing off of the Judeo-Christian tradition that it took 7 days to create the world, the Buddhist and Islamic notions that there are 7 Heavens, and the Islamic notion of the 7 doors to Paradise—with the implication being Lanesboro is an artist’s paradise.
Be surprised and delighted by joining us for 7 Audacious Raw Theatre vignettes of 7-15 minutes, while gaining insight into the creation process and embracing the spontaneous. Come for both stagings -- artists will be revising and recreating throughout their time in Lanesboro. Each performance will be unique!
"We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." — T. S. Eliot
Catherine Glynn is a native Minnesotan who makes her living performing, writing, and teaching. She was born and raised in Southwest Minneapolis and she studied Humanities at the College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University. After graduating Catherine traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia to serve in the Peace Corps. Following her stint abroad, she created her first original one woman show called “Cassandra” at the Pillsbury Playhouse. She then headed to Texas to study acting at UT-Austin. Once she had her MFA, she was hired to teach at UT’s Theatre & Dance Department. She spent 5 years as a full time adjunct professor in voice, acting and movement. Because she loves learning so much she went back for even more schooling at, what her brother Tom lovingly refers to as the ‘Citadel of Acting’ (i.e., The University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program.) At the PTTP she studied the classics intensively, traveled to Japan to stomp her way into Tadashi Suzuki’s highly acclaimed version of Oedipus Rex, and earned her second MFA.
Catherine is a former company member with the Rude Mechs in Austin, Texas; the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro; and is an Artistic Associate with Collaboraction Theatre in Chicago. She’s acted in Shakespeare Festivals across the US, danced and performed in various Fringe Festivals in Austin, San Diego, and Minneapolis. She even did some burlesque in Chicago. Among her favorite contemporary stage performances is yet another one woman show called “Bad Dates” which she performed at the New American Theatre in Illinois. She’s delighted to have found an artistic home in Lanesboro with her husband Jeremy van Meter. A.R.T. comes on the heels of Catherine's stagings of "Miss Myrna Davenport's Poetry in Motion" and “The Belle of Amherst” at the St. Mane Theatre in 2016 and 2015 respectively. She takes great pleasure teaching people to express themselves fully. In addition to her performance career Catherine is the owner and Director of Voce Veritas, an executive coaching firm.
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