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Instagrammers-in-Residence: PlaceBase Productions

Instagrammers-in-Residence: PlaceBase Productions

Our Instagrammers-in-Residence are Ashley and Andrew of PlaceBase Productions. Check out their awesome work here: http://placebaseproductions.com.

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Hi. We’re PlaceBase Productions. Ashley and Andrew. We make site-specific, community-driven theatre in Minnesota. After many story-swap workshops and community interviews we write a musical play for the community to perform outdoors and spread out around the locale. The audience walks, bikes, paddles or otherwise transports themselves from scene to scene in, on and around rivers, main streets, and backyards. We just finished auditions for our show in Appleton, MN with 35 members of this western Minnesota community.

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This cartoon created by more than one of our cast members aptly summarizes our approach to community.

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We build PlaceBase scripts around local folklore such as the derring-do of Pig’s Eye Parrant, eponymous liquor swinging founder of our capital city–later renamed St. Paul.

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When our young protagonist recently asked a group of wise birds at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to teach her to fly, they took her on a long journey through the stories of the valley. Finally, they gave her these wings.

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The historical reason why there is no longer a Water Days Pie Contest in New London, MN.

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The Kirkbride Cycle in Fergus Falls, MN.

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1st rehearsal of our new play in Appleton, MN.

 

 

Gregg Murray

Gregg Murray

Gregg Murray is an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia State University and the editor for Muse /A Journal. Having received his Ph.D. in English from University of Minnesota, Gregg has published scholarship and reviews in various magazines and journals. He is also a poet and the author of “Ceviche.”
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