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TRF ACTS 2015 Line Up!

TRF Acts

Summer Theater

2015 Productions!

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Visit TRFACT.org for more info!

Here is the AUDITION information for these productions:

They are being held at Northland Community and Tech College Theater in Thief River Falls on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20 from 5-7 p.m. Those auditioning will be asked to read from scripts, and to sing a song of their selection if trying out for Hello Dolly.  Please provide my email address mjander@mncable.net for questions they may have. Pianist is provided, but they need to bring their own sheet music.  More information:  www.trfact.org  There will be audition materials added to our website sometime this week.

And then there’s this:

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 9.34.31 PMSeussical Jr!


Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other characters from the whimsical imagination of Dr. Seuss come together in this musical featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Seussical debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play’s story is a mash-up of many of Seuss’s most famous books. Along with a fabulous score, it has become a favorite for school, community and regional theaters.

Still wondering? Check out youtube!






Rehearsals: July 22-August 3

Performances: August 4- 6, 2015

N.C.T.C Theater

 Premiering Summer 2015, The S.T.A.R. program is a new, exciting theater program designed especially for teens entering 6th grade through 12th grade in the fall of 2015.

Sponsored by: Thief River Falls Area Community Theater


   Be a S.T.A.R!

Questions? Email Jane at mjander@mncable.net or download the brochure below!

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Mind Over Matt: Middle River Community Theatre







MIND OVER MATTMiddle River Community Theatre proudly presents Mind Over Matt, by Scott Haan and directed By Brent Peterson.

Ever argue with yourself? Ever said, “I don’t know what got into me?” This is the story of Matthew Lane. Matt is a successful illustrator with a couple of deadlines and several squabbling inner personalities who do weird and wonderful things. As Matt tries to gather up enough nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams, Matt’s egos, who all have their own hang-ups, lead him in one too many directions. When Matt’s overworked boss comes to believe that Matt has a crush on her, the conflicted egos manage to make a bad situation much, much worse.–Heuer Publishing “Mind Over Matt” synopsis.

The Cast of Mind Over Matt, 2014 Goose Festival Middle River Minnesota.
The Cast of Mind Over Matt, 2014 Goose Festival Middle River Minnesota.

539744_185127594940472_1021079361_nPerformances take place at Ye Olde Depot Theater-Middle River, MN the week of Goosfest.  Call Young’s Store in Middle River at (218) 222-3513.  There are performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a matinee on Sunday.  Call to see if tickets are still available.  They go fast!


The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to be a partner in this wonderful one-act play!

MCBA Arts Mentorship Program Now Open

Pages_MacThis is information provided by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and is a mentorship that is currently open.  NWMAC is providing the information  to our readers as a service.  Please read all applicable information or head over to:


About the Book Arts Mentorship

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

Three jurors will review all applications and select six mentorship recipients. Artists in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Literary arts (poetry, spoken word, fiction, creative nonfiction)
  • Visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, new media)
  • Music (composing)
  • Film / video (filmmakers, animation)
  • Theater (playwriting)
  • Dance (choreography)

Only originating artists in these disciplines are eligible for Jerome support; musicians, actors, directors, dancers, screenwriters and other such categories are not eligible.

Artists selected for the Book Arts Mentorship will receive:

  • $2,000 for the purchase of materials and to supplement other project costs (subject to state and federal income tax guidelines)
  • Three months of basic book arts training at MCBA
  • Free tuition to participate in up to three workshops offered by MCBA through its regular adult education schedule (artist pays applicable supply/material fees)
  • The ability to meet regularly with a mentor and attend master classes that provide contextual and historical foundations for book arts
  • One year free membership to MCBA
  • Recognition through a culminating exhibition in MCBA’s main gallery

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by twelve series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.

Awards and Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by emerging artists. An “emerging artist” is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, yet has not received a commensurate amount of professional recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. MCBA and the Jerome Foundation reserve the right to review and determine any applicant status as “emerging” or “established”.

Applicants must reside in Minnesota and must have held legal residency in Minnesota for the preceding year.

An artist is not eligible to apply for the Book Arts Mentorship if they are:

  • a student, full-time or part-time
  • a current MCBA artist-in-residence or staff member
  • an artist who already uses book arts as a primary form of creative expression
  • an artist who is already well-established in their field of work
  • a prior recipient of any MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship or Fellowship

Applications are reviewed by a panel of jurors representing the broad conceptual range of the art form. Jurors are not identified until after fellowship recipients are announced.

How to Apply

Applications are due by Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59pm.


Artists considering applying for a Book Arts Mentorship are invited to one of several public information sessions at MCBA, to ask questions about the application process and learn about the resources and equipment available.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014; 7:00pm
Information session #1

Thursday, July 31, 2014; 6:00pm
Information session #2

Monday, August 4, 2014; 12:00pm
Information session #3

Monday, September 1, 2014; 11:59pm

All application materials must be submitted through MCBA’s online application portal by 11:59pm Monday evening, September 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Announcement of mentorship recipients

Tuesday, October 21, 2014; 7:00pm
Mentorship program commences with initial meeting and orientation at MCBA’s studios (mandatory for all recipients)

November 2015
Group exhibition opens

If you have any questions about the Book Arts Mentorship program or the application process that this webpage does not answer, please contact Anna Boyer by phone at 612-215-2526 or by email at aboyer@mnbookarts.org.

If you have any technical issues with the submission process, please contact us at mcba@mnbookarts.org; include “Mentorship application” in the subject of your email.



Submitted by: Barb Geer

Steel Magnolias opens on the Northland Community and Technical College Theater stage on Monday, July 21st and runs through Thursday, July 24th. Doors open at 6:30 pm and all shows begin at 7:00 pm.

SteelMagnolias1Be sure to bring your tissues! Guaranteed laughter is so rampant that you just might laugh until you cry. On the opposite side of the spectrum of emotions, tears will flow as the six friends deal with the mourning process.

Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The story is based on Harling’s experience with his sister’s death. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel”. The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about in Act I, Scene 1.

SteelMagnolias7Robert Harling’s first play was met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre in 1987. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beautyparlor in northwest Louisiana, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Ticket sales have already been brisk, so the word is out to get your tickets early! They may be purchased at Digi-Key’s East reception area, Hugo’s, and at the door if available.

Directed by: Barb Geer

Cast: Kari Conner (Truvy), Michele Christensen (Annelle), Brianna Helm (Clairee), Alyssa Novak (Shelby), Sherry Knott (M’Lynn), LoriAnn Walseth (Ouiser)