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zAmya Zone Script Reading

zAmya Zone is the latest work in progress by zAmya Theater Project — who use community based theater tools to build awareness and connection between individuals who’ve experienced homelessness and those who have not. Join us in the Nicollet Theater in the Round Amphitheater for the public, weather permitting. If it is cold we’ll move indoors to the The Commons off the library Atrium.

zAmya Zone is by Junauda Petrus – Nasah, and is inspired by content generated in Creative Expression Sessions at Hennepin County/Minneapolis Central Library. zAmya Zone borrows it’s name from the popular TV series the Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too.

You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

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OPPORTUNITY by zAmya Theater Project

Join zAmya at the Nicollet Theater in the Round starting at 11a Fridays, June 7 and 14 for OPPORTUNITY, a free, live, and interactive “forum” theater performance with participants from performance skills training workshops at Minneapolis Central Library.  (Weather permitting). Audience will be invited to join performers and rehearse personal and societal transformation.

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Beyond the Box

Get out of your cubicle and find inspiration in a short groundbreaking performance taking place at the Nicollet Theater in the Round on Thursday, July 11 at 12p.

This performance will feature Taiko Arts Midwest’s Enso Daiko with live brush painting by Bob Schmitt of Laughing Waters Studios, as well as dancer-choreographer Micah Chermak and company.

Beyond the Box is a collaboration with Minnesota Fringe and Vibrant & Safe Downtown that brings new commissions by local performance innovators to downtown the first Thursday of each month this summer.

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