Upcoming workshops, gatherings, and resources from the Minnesota Theatre Alliance

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Virtual Gatherings, Study Halls, Workshops, and Resources

Upcoming Theater Alliance Events and Opportunities


Online Workshops and Trainings

Dive into specific topics with these sessions for learning and skill-building. Open to anyone involved in Minnesota’s performing arts community. These events are being offered on a sliding scale of $0, $5, $10, or $15.

Accessibility and Online Theatre
Friday, May 22, 2020  |  2:00 – 3:30pm → Register Here.

How to create engaging, accessible online performances and theatrical events.
Presented by Aaron Fiskradatz

Using Social Media to Maintain Your Online Presence During Covid
Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  11:00am – 12:30pm → Register Here.

Considerations for social media use and engagement during a pandemic.
Presented by Ted Kozlowski & Brad Larson, Prairie Pixel Co

Accessibility & Inclusion in the Arts and Your Digital Space
Thursday, June 11, 2020  |  11:00am – 12:30pm → Register Here.

Best practices and case studies around accessibility and your digital presence.
Presented by Joe Barsness & Brad Larson, Prairie Pixel Co


Virtual Study Halls

Join us for these “study hall” sessions to share conversation, learning, and strategy around specific topics with your performing arts peers around the state.

Virtual Study Hall: Connecting Creatively with Groups Through Zoom
Thursday, May 28, 2020  |  2:00 – 3:30pm → Register Here.

Learnings and ideas around using Zoom to engage large groups.
Hosted by Tom Loftus, Pollen Midwest


Virtual Study Hall: New Works Movement Building in MN
Continuing conversation; newcomers and returning attendees welcome!
Friday, June 12, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:30pm → Register Here.
Hosted by Hannah K. Holman, Umbrella Collective; Tyler Michaels King, Trademark Theater


Online Gatherings

Gatherings for collaboration, support, and camaraderie among artistic and administrative leaders and practitioners of Minnesota performing arts organizations.

Virtual Artistic Director Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 26, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here. 
(Note: happy hour instead of breakfast this month)

Virtual Executive + Managing Directors Happy Hour
Thursday, June 4, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here. 



Virtual Community Happy Hours

Grab yourself a warm tea, refreshing soda, or ‘quarantini’ of choice and join us in virtual community via Zoom. These gatherings are open to anyone involved in Minnesota’s performing arts community.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here.
Hosted by Anton Jones, Artistic Director & CEO, CLIMB Theater

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here.
Hosted by Pogi Sumangil, Actor & Playwright

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here.
Hosted by Rebecca Noon, Director of Community Engagement, Guthrie Theater

Wednesday, June 17, 2020  |  4:00 – 5:00pm → Register Here.
Hosted by Harry Waters, Jr., Actor & Theater Professor



Online Resources


Minnesota Performing Arts Organization Leaders Pandemic Forum

Organization Leaders, please join the Minnesota Performing Arts Organization Leaders Pandemic Forum on Facebook. This is a private group for people who make decisions for their performing arts organizations to connect about applicable topics and share resources. If this is you, please join the group.

Performing Arts Human Resources Toolkit Website

Resources for managers, employees, and contractors about human resources topics, applicable to current situations in the performing arts and including resources related to COVID-19, mental health, safeguarding youth, employment, and more. This is a resource that continues to be updated. Please reach out to us if you have resource needs you are not seeing on PAHRTS, or if you have a useful resource to share.

A Note About Re-Opening Resources
We are engaged in conversations — with other arts service organizations, large cultural venues, and the governor’s office — around timelines and considerations for safely and responsibly returning to our performance spaces. There is still so much we don’t know, and the truth is that one size doesn’t fit all.

We will continue to keep you updated as we work towards the future of Minnesota’s performing arts together. In the meantime, here are some recent national resources for consideration:





Upcoming Community Events and Opportunities


Supporting our Theater Community during COVID-19 Online Support Group for Theater Professionals
Michelle Sherman PhD LP ABPP is offering a free, virtual support group for theatre professionals. Michelle is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Minnesota, as well as a choreographer and long-term theatre fan. She will be facilitating free, weekly, hour-long meetings via Zoom, and all theatre-affiliated professionals are welcome.

TRG 30 Virtual Roundtable Series
Every Wednesday  |  11:00 – 11:30am
Presented by TRG Arts

Online Workshop: Board Engagement in Times of Crisis or Transition
Friday, May 22, 2020  |  9:00 – 10:30am

Presented by Metro Regional Arts Council

Disruption & Innovation: Creative Performing Arts Responses
Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  1:00 – 2:00pm
Presented by Arts Midwest

Other Resources:











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