Sunset Community Roundtables

In our sunset season, Patrick’s Cabaret invites artists, organizers, and others who care about the future of radical creative spaces in the Twin Cities to join us for monthly Community Roundtables from February to June 2018.

Community Roundtables are intentional spaces for critical and productive conversations about how we as a community will move forward the legacy of Patrick’s Cabaret following the organization’s conclusion. Together we will explore how we, as an organization and as a community, can “pass the torch” to the next generation of artists and organizers.  As the Twin Cities community has seen several radical arts organizations close in recent years, the intention for these Roundtables is both social: to gather together and honor each other and our work, and practical: to imagine and build the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities.

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE:

Monday, February 26th, 7 - 9 pm at Ragamala Dance Studio. On Monday, February 26th, over 40 community members gathered at Ragamala Dance Theatre’s studio for a two hour long Community Roundtable to discuss how to move Patrick’s Cabaret’s 32 year legacy forward in the midst of the organization’s sunset season. Notes from the session can be found here, and you are invited to add your own to this shared google folder.

Wednesday, March 21st, 7 - 9 pm at Phoenix Theatre. On Wednesday, March 21st, over 30 community members gathered at the Phoenix Theater’s lobby for a two-hour long Community Roundtable to discuss how to move Patrick’s Cabaret’s 32-year legacy forward in the midst of the organization’s sunset season. As the Twin Cities community has seen several radical arts organizations close in recent years, the intention for these Roundtables is both social: to gather together and honor each other and our work, and practical: to imagine and build the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities. Notes from the session can be found here.

Thursday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Pangea World Theater. On Thursday, April 26th from 7 pm to 9 pm, more than 20 community members met at the Pangea World Theater Studio to continue the conversation. We built on our March discussion to imagine and create the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities. Notes from the session can be found here.

Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m. at Open Eye Figure TheaterOn Monday, May 14th from 7 pm to 9 pm, more than 20 community members gathered at Open Eye Figure Theatre for a two-hour long Community Roundtable to continue the conversation. This session was marked by fresh grief at the news of both the sale of the Town House Bar and the eminent closure of Red Eye Theatre. Notes from the session can be found here.

 June TBD at TBD. More details to come!