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The Theater of Public Policy Presents: New Models for Education with Sondra Samuels
Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
The Theater of Public Policy is an improv comedy show that uses serious conversations to inspire hilarious scenes that get audiences thinking. Learn how this show works by clicking here.
Join The Theater of Public Policy Thursday, November 1st at HUGE Theater for a conversation and improv comedy with Sondra Samuel, CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone.
The NAZ's "cradle to college" mentality has stood out as a model for other charter schools across the state and across the country. Their work has taken a traditionally challenging community from an education perspective and produced some remarkable outcomes. How is the NSAZ different? Does this prove any student can learn given the right situation? What can other schools learn from the NAZ?
We'll unpack all that and more through sparkling conversation and great improv comedy.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship by MinnCAN, tickets for this show are free! However, space is limited, so please register using this Eventbrite page.
Date: Thursday, November 1st
Location: HUGE Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Cost: Free, but please register ahead of time!
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Danger Boat Productions
The Theater of Public Policy uses live improvisational theater to bring public policy issues and debates to life.
Each show features a leading thinker on a pertinent public policy issue. We’ll interview each guest to find out their approach and solutions. Next, the T2P2 cast will create improvised scenes based on the guest interview. The guest will take the stage again for a second interview as well as questions from the audience.
All of the ideas and challenges brought up in this conversation serve as the inspiration for the improvised scenes to follow. The improvisers tasks are not be to make light of the issues or mock the players involved. Instead, scenes make the previous conversation come to life with living, breathing characters in the situations described. The scenes also explore what the implications of the problem and/or proposed solution might be.
The show was originally conceived by Tane Danger and Brandon Boat in 2011 as a way to bring serious issues to people that would normally be disinterested. Many people today espouse that politics is too complicated or difficult to understand, so why bother? We show that if a team of improvisers are able to react creatively and authentically to an issue, why can’t you?
Featuring a team of improvisers from all walks of life, we showcase our talents through workshops and events to build understanding and help people grapple with complex ideas. Our professional backgrounds in government, education, entertainment, and both the corporate and nonprofit world give us unique insights into various issues.