"The Amazing Eight"

"The Amazing Eight"

Breaking the Silence in Southwestern Minnesota

At a family event, eight sisters began to talk and realized that between the 1950s’ and the 1970s’ they were victims of sexual assault. The sisters had not told anyone about the abuse. Once these secrets came out, the sisters decided to bring sexual abuse awareness to their community, and they used the Illusion Theater to make that happen. Read more...

Check out this article about how resourceful artists are at making a living profiling both Dane Stauffer and Steve Hendrickson.

Check out this article about how resourceful artists are at making a living by profiling, with both Dane Stauffer and Steve Hendrickson. Dane is shown here as he works with a Patrick Henry class which is a part of a long term Illusion School Partnership, and then he travels to Blue Earth, Minnesota to train an Illusion Peer Education Touch Troupe. Steve is appearing in Miranda on Illusion's Main Stage, but he has a business producing audio books including two Jeffrey Hatcher works that Illusion developed and  premiered  - Three Viewings and Murderers

http://www.startribune.com/how-minnesota-artists-make-a-living-you-are-the-ceo-of-your-own-company/411924176/

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to gather outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, peoplecreating "light" for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone--regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity or sexual orientation.  Join representatives of local theaters at the Mixed Blood Theatre’s firehouse on the West Bank . Bring your own light source to share in this moment.  All are welcome to participate in this free community event.