How do we live as artists with chronic pain, illness and post-traumatic stress? How can we be empowered to create our lives through sickness? “Creating through Sickness” will pair Theater of the Oppressed exercises and concrete skill-sharing to embody various aspects of ongoing healing and survival, while deepening a political lens on our day to day experience as sick people.
Participants will learn how to give and receive both 'aware' attention and active listening to assist them and others in striving to develop their full potential. This will consist of teaching non-judgemental and non-advice giving listening skills. It will also include practicing the skills with each other as each individual attempts a new or difficult skill set.
Writing love letters to ourselves allows us to create safer spaces to be honest and vulnerable in our artistic practice - and to offer ourselves love, care and support. Artists will learn some of the science behind positive self-talk and gain skills for writing their love letters. The workshop will have space for self-reflection and boundaries sharing to help foster community care along with self-care. This workshop centers and uplifts LGBTQ Indigenous artists and artists of color - artists who are frequently marginalized and/or exoticized in their personal and artistic lives.
Engagement with youth is crucial to the continuation of radical arts programming, but artists often shy away from working with youth due to barriers they consider out of their control. Workshop participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to establish effective creative partnerships with youth across social and economic barriers. Through a combination of materials and philosophies, participants will be given tools for deep and effective engagement with youth artists and audiences.
Let's be real: Tax law is written, on the whole, to uphold the white patriarchy, and its benefits are overwhelmingly concentrated away from marginalized communities. Artists and other creative professionals, in particular, are underserved by this system. Until we can radically remake our economy, we've got to help each other navigate it.
Led by the cabaret's own Scott Artley and taught through the lens of queer politics, this workshop aims to introduce creative queers (& LGBTQ+ allies) to:
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 our first Community Roundtable on Monday, February 26th.
Our monthly 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.
Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School invite Lake Street businesses, organizations, and residents to join us for the upcoming Lake Street Cultural Connect. These gatherings are held every other month with the goal of bringing stakeholders and community members of Lake Street around the same table to engage in conversation about the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor.
Patrick’s Cabaret and the Aliveness Project, a nonprofit community center for people living with HIV, culminate a year-long residency with a final performance at the Pillsbury House Theater. Aliveness Project Members have spent the last year working with Teaching Artists drawn from Patrick’s Cabaret’s vast network of artists to develop and refine their ability to tell stories about their own lives. This special afternoon event, free to Aliveness Project Members, brings together Teaching Artists and Aliveness Project Members for readings and performances about resilience and healing.
The Big Gay Mexican, with his trademark unrepentant fabulousness, brings together artists for a night celebrating the cross-currents of Queer and Latinx identities. In a world where being queer is still unwelcomed, and in a political context that marginalizes Latinx people daily, “Latinx-Q” highlights and honors artists who find beauty and resilience in who they are.