- This event has passed.
zAmya Theater Performance at Target Field Station: Second Chance
August 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
zAmya Theater Project announces SECOND CHANCE
Who deserves a second chance? And who decides?
(Minneapolis, MN) July 5th — zAmya Theater Project announces Second Chance, a play that explores second chances through the lens of people experiencing homelessness. What does it mean to get a second chance in life? Who deserves a second chance? And who decides? Hear our pleas to the Council of Second Chances. You, the audience, get to weigh in on whether or not a second chance is granted. What will you decide?
Originally created in 2018 through a residency with Minneapolis Central Library, Second Chance was made and performed by actors who have experience with homelessness. This summer’s production is directed once more by Maren Ward, and includes music by Mick laBriola and Carlisle Evans Peck. The original production team included Carlyle Brown (playwright), Bianca Pettis and Esther Ouray (Assistant Directors), and Leah Nelson (Choreography).
Tour partners include: Mill City Museum (Aug. 4th), North Loop Neighborhood Association and Avivo Village (Aug. 10th), and the Mpls Downtown Improvement District (Aug. 14th).
Here’s a great review of the play in Talkin’ BROADWAY!
Thur. August 4 (7:00-8:00pm)
Mill City Museum in the Ruin Courtyard (704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN
55407; will move indoors in the event of inclement weather)
Wed. August 10 (7:00-8:00pm
Target Field Station Plaza (on the corner of 5th St N & 5th Ave N)
Alternate rain date: Fri. August 12
Sun. August 14 (rain or shine!) (2:00-3:00pm)
Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival (Nicollet Mall between 6th & 7th)
ASL interpretation provided
Registration encouraged (but not required) for the 8/4 & 8/10 shows
No registration required for the 8/14 show
More about the play and zAmya Theater Project:
Second Chance is filled with the real life stories of people who’ve found themselves without shelter in all kinds of ways imaginable. Audiences will be asked to face the part of themselves
that may judge the personal circumstances of others as they ask for help. zAmya presents Second Chance as our contribution to raising awareness and advocating for housing justice in
the face of Minnesota’s housing crisis. With support from the City of Minneapolis Partnership Engagement Fund, this three-show tour also kicks off a project between zAmya Project, North Loop Neighborhood Association and
Avivo Village. The North Loop is Minneapolis’ fastest growing neighborhood, home to both high end condos and wealthy residents, and several organizations sheltering low income residents in
need of housing. Together, we aim to establish a shared vision amongst community members, housed and homeless, of what needs to happen for everyone in their neighborhood to feel safe,
have shelter, and ensure support for the most vulnerable.
Since 2004 the zAmya Theater Project has been changing hearts and minds through performances and workshops in hundreds of Minnesota locations and with many partners including: Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Hennepin Theater Trust, Southwest Minnesota Housing Project, The Guthrie Theater, Edina Realty, Salvation Army, Thrivent Financial, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference, Basilica of St. Mary,
Augsburg College, and more.
zAmya Theater Project believes theater can change the narrative of homelessness. Our performances grow from stories lived by participants and crafted by our core artistic members. We share them because we know that if we want to unravel this crisis then we have to unravel the story. Informed by experienced advocates and direct service providers, zAmya is led by professional artists, and employs a core group of actors who’ve experienced homelessness to create the plays, co-facilitate workshops, and guide the direction of the company.
Learn more at: https://zamyatheater.org/second-chance