As a recent arrival here, you've got a lot to discover about your new home. Although you may not yet speak the language, you'll find most people here are friendly and helpful. Please take the evening to get familiarize yourself to the local customs, fill out the necessary paperwork, maybe even find a new job, and you'll be on your way to becoming a true Upportornian!
Dangerous Productions, in collaboration with Bedlam Lowertown and Live Action Set, presented the 4th annual BIG LOWDOWN! This roving, interactive adventure put audiences in the shoes of newly arriving Immigrants to the fictional land of Upportornia. Based on real-life stories, created by and and performed with a team of immigrant-artists, this one-of-a-kind performance celebrated the resilience of Immigrants and Refugees who have found a new home in Minnesota.
This funny, poetic, bizarre,and family-friendly interactive performance roamed thru the nooks and crannies of Bedlam and the Lowertown neighborhood. Each evening ended with a celebration, featuring dancing and music with some of the Twin Cities hottest cultural performance groups.
Featured performers: Kyle Legacion, Marcos Lopez, Dario Tangelson, July Vang, Rebecca Edgington, Mohammed Yabdri, Noah Bremer, and Joanna Harmon
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 pm Followed by the Siama's Congo Roots. Pay what you can night.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 pm Followed by Maria Isa and Downrange Telemetrics.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 pm Followed by Pochanga.
Saturday, August 27, 3 pm & 7:30 pm* Followed by Sexy Delicious with Alma Andina after the 7:30 pm show.
Sunday, August 28, 3 pm & 7:30 pm Followed by Sankofa after the 3pm show. Followed by Faded Productions presents DJ Mickey Breeze after the 7:30pm show.
Suitable for all ages and speakers of all languages.
*Saturday 7:30 performance will be ASL interpreted by Rebecca Rick & Logan Yakesh.
The Big Lowdown 2016 was a collaboration between Live Action Set, Dangerous Productions, and Bedlam Theatre, financed in part by the Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization Program, and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.