Salon Topics for #PartyMBT Announced

Posted on February 7, 2012


In our season of Revolutionizing Access, Mixed Blood has extended an invitation for deeper engagement with our work. Through our nightly Free For(u)ms, Sunday Salons, Blog,Twitter, Facebook, and our new SpeakEasy Journalist program, many of you have taken advantage of this invitation and we couldn’t thank you more!

To accompany the world premiere of Crashing the Party, Josh Tobiessen’s hilarious farce-style comedy, Mixed Blood will host five panel conversations as part of our Sunday Salon series. The Salon series features local scholars and professionals who discuss central themes and topics from the production. Salons are held every Sunday of the performance run and immediately follow the 3 PM matinee.

Crashing the Party Salon Topics and Dates:

  • Old-Fashioned New Plays (Feb. 12)
  • The American Dream: A Dream Deferred? (Feb. 19)
  • Theatre and Politics: A Healthy Marriage? (Feb. 26)
  • Crashing the National Theatre Scene: The Twin Cities’ Place in the American Theatre
  • Musing from Joe Minjares, star of Crashing the Party
The February 12th salon will discuss origins of Crashing the Party, inspired by Depression-era farces, and how old plays have served as source material for a lot of contemporary plays. The salon will feature Ansa Akyea (actor), Sarah Rasmussen (director), Josh Tobiessen (playwright), and Sally Wingert (actor).
We know these topics may be of interest to our #Newplay friends and others who can’t stop by the firehouse for the chats. To keep everyone involved, we will live tweet from the salons using #PartyMBT and video of each salon will appear on the blog!
Hope to have you a part of the conversation!

Salon topic for Sunday, Feb. 12: Old-Fashioned New Plays

Salon topic for Sunday, Feb. 12: Old-Fashioned New Plays