I Am We Are 20th Anniversary Celebration

I Am We Are 20th Anniversary Celebration

Schedule of Events

The full schedule of events for the weekend can be viewed here.

Participatory Workshops (Open to Students) - Friday and Saturday


*****New Workshop Added November 11th!*****

Acting After College - How to Take Action and Get Cast in the "Real World" with Jessica Risco '02

Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Accomplished Gustavus alumna, Jessica Risco ’02, has created social justice theatre all over the world AND works professionally in theatre, film and television in California. She offers a Casting Director-style workshop, and offers insights on international opportunities in theatre and education.

Jessica RiscoJessica Risco '02 Jessica Risco, MPH is a San Francisco-based actress and educator who as facilitated Theatre of the Oppressed workshops with communities across the U.S. and Africa. She has trained with both Augusto Boal in Los Angeles and Augusto’s son, Julian, in Minneapolis and Berkeley. Since receiving a B.A. in Theatre from Gustavus Adolphus College, she has had the opportunity to work as an actress in New York City, Dublin, Honolulu, Minneapolis, and Tucson. Jessica made her San Francisco debut in 2011 in Savage in Limbo at the Actor's Theatre and since has been seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mae), The Iceman Cometh (Cora), A Delicate Balance (Julia) and, most recently, The Birthday Party (Lulu) which is currently nominated for Best Ensemble for the Theatre Bay Association Awards. Favorite credits include Angles in America (Harper Pitt), Fool for Love (May),Heartbreak House (Ellie Dunn), and Balm in Gilead (Bonnie).

 

Understanding Ubuntu with Neo Moroka ‘05

Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Ubuntu means “I am because we are.” This South African philosophy of community and cooperation fosters undying hope in the human spirit. In this workshop we will explore social justice theatre techniques and exercises that help us understand and experience the essence of Ubuntu.

Neo MorokaNeo Moroka '05
Neo Moroka is a Gustavus graduate (05) with a degree in Communication studies and a Theatre Minor. He fell in love with "I Am We Are" the first year he was at Gustavus and has been involved in Social Justice since. He is a founding member of the Thambo project and has worked with a number of organisations that promote the "Spirit of Ubuntu" around the world. He is currently based in Durban, South Africa working on a poverty alleviation programme in the Ethekwini Municipality called the EPWP (Extended Public Works Programme). Neo is ever so grateful for this chance to share in this ReUnion with some of the most influential people in Social Justice AGAIN!!!!!

 

Social Justice Theatre Intensive with Vanita Vactor (limited enrollment)

Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Vactor taught the first classes in social justice theatre at Gustavus, inspiring the formation of I Am We Are. In this workshop, she offers a focused intensive on Theatre of the Oppressed and other techniques for devising performance for social change.

Vanita VactorVanita Vactor
Dr. Vanita Vactor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at North Carolina A & T State University. Her theatre work has included educational, administrative, and artistic experiences. She has directed numerous plays including community, academic, professional, and international productions. Her theatre directing credits include: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Crimes of the Heart, Flyin’ West, A Raisin in the Sun, and Knock me a Kiss. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant to South Africa. She is currently working on an unpublished manuscript entitled, Before Lorraine: The Theatre of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Dr. Vactor was a faculty member in the Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance for two years, between 1994 and 1996. Her courses on Theatre in Education trained the first cast of I Am We Are in social justice theatre technique, setting the stage for the creation of an ongoing student-led troupe.

 

Games for Actors and Non-Actors with Evan Hilsabeck ‘09 and Chris Bacon ‘07

*****This workshop is now full.*****

Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, created a series of games and exercises designed to develop creativity, expand imagination, and provide a means for participants to “rehearse revolution.” Evan HIlsabeck and Chris Bacon bring their international experience with Boal’s techniques to this enjoyable session.

Chris Bacon '07
Chris Bacon '07

Chris Bacon ('07) was an IAWA member from 2004-2007. After graduating from Gustavus with majors in Theatre and Religion, Chris worked in Youth Development for the Peace Corps in Morocco, taught English in South Korea, and was a Teach for America Corps Member in Boston, Massachusetts. He's currently working on a PhD in Education at Boston College, where he specializes in ESL, literacy, and critical pedagogy.

Evan HilsabeckEvan Hilsabeck '09
 Evan Hilsabeck (’09) has created programming to allow young people to explore social justice through performance in Iowa, Minnesota, Connecticut and India. Currently the Managing Director of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in Iowa, Evan has fostered youth theatre and community-based theatre throughout his career. As Managing Artistic Director of Spencer Community Theatre, Evan oversaw the creation of an endowment supporting the children’s theatre in his hometown. As Artistic Director of The Thambo Project, he presented workshop, classes and productions rooted in Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, and developed an international network of social justice theatre practitioners. Evan sits on the Advisory board of the Iowa Arts Council by appointment of Gov. Terry Branstad.

 

Laughtivism: Comedy and Social Justice with Michael J. Sielaff ‘08

*****This workshop is now full.*****

Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Want people to listen? Then make 'em laugh! Find the funny to exploit the oppressor! Satire, parody, absurdity, or any other type of humor can be used to create sketches, stand-up, monologues, songs, and/or poetry to spread awareness about social issues you're passionate about. Examples of Laughtivism on TV: Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, The Daily Show, South Park.

Michael's Los Angeles-based comedy troupe spreads social awareness about issues his group members are passionate about by collaboratively finding the humor in personal or external stories and situations. Oftentimes, they use satire, parody, and absurdity (although no type of humor is off-limits). They create sketches, stand-up, monologues, songs, and/or poetry for live bi-monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles.

Michael J. SielaffMichael J. Sielaff '08
Michael J. Sielaff was born and raised in Fridley, Minnesota (Ward 3, Precinct 2). He graduated with[out] honors from Gustavus where he majored in Religious Studies, minored in Theatre, was on Proclaim leadership, had a fledging KGSM radio show, was a proud member of I Am We Are for four years, and had a life-changing experience studying abroad in India with the Social Justice, Peace, & Development program. After working for CLIMB Theatre for a year, Michael relocated to Los Angeles to pursue TV/film acting in 2009 where he has had landed roles in a few TV shows (Workaholics, Maron, Chuck), commercials (DiGiorno's, Safe Auto, McDonald's), and films (Disaster LA, Reality, noobz- wait, you've never heard of them? Crap! I did audition in front of the Coen brothers once...more impressive? I didn't get the role, though, so I suppose not...I just want to impress you!). He currently performs with Story Pirates, founded/teaches with the improv school Rogue Improv, and co-produces Laughtivism shows with the soon-to-be non-profit he helped create called 'Deceased Apathy Society.'

 

Career Panel: Life After I Am We Are - Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

Alumni share the connections between their work with the troupe, and the remarkable spectrum of their work in the world. Moderated by Virgil Jones, Gustavus Director of Diversity and Co-Advisor of I Am We Are 2006-2011. Participants include: 

Virgil JonesVirgil Jones

Virgil Jones earned his undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and his M.A. in student affairs leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He joined the Gustavus Adolphus Admissions team in 2004 as Assistant Director and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, then transitioned into the role of Director of Multicultural Programs and Director of Diversity Development in 2006.

In that role, Jones directed the Diversity Center, co-advised the Social Justice Theatre Troupe "I AM WE ARE", co-advised the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture and Celebration and Building Bridges Conference, a highly successful student-led diversity conference that draws close to a thousand students, staff and faculty annually. In 2011, Jones was appointed as Assistant Dean of Students at Gustavus, and also received the Multicultural Alumni Award from his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. That honor recognizes multicultural alumni for outstanding contributions to their profession and society. In late 2013, Jones left Gustavus to pursue his K-12 Principal’s license. Most recently in 2015, Jones was awarded a Specialist Degree for K-12 Administration. He currently serves as the 9th Grade Coordinator/Dean of Students at Rosemount High School.  

Sedrick Hawkins
Sedrick Hawkins '96
Sedrick Hawkins, born and raised in the heart of New Orleans, was blessed to have the opportunity to attend Gusatvus Adolphus College.  He graduated from Gustavus in 1996 with a degree in Communications/ Theatre Education. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is now working on a Doctorate in Executive Leadership.  He was one of the original members of “I AM We Are”.  Post Katrina he became more involved in his community by rededicating his life to education and music. 
 
Sedrick Hawkins is currently Dean of Students at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, Louisiana where he works with a diverse population of students, teachers and administration to assure a bright future for all children in the community.  Sedrick serves as Minister of Music at three churches in the New Orleans area playing the organ and alto saxophone.  He has been married for 17 years to Delinda Marie ‘94 and together they have three children ages 16, 14 and 12.  
Heather Nielsen
Heather Nielsen '99
Heather Nielsen graduated from GAC in 1999 with a BA in Environmental Studies.  Being a part of many campus organizations including Gustie Greens, The Juggling Socialists, The Womyn's Center, and of course I Am We Are gave her a strong foundation and passion for creative problem solving as a way to make change in the world.  She has one foot in the world of conservation education and one in educational theater and currently stands on both in a third grade classroom in Manhattan.  Heather loves the outdoors and and has worked as an environmental educator and conservation crew leader in Minnesota and Vermont, moving from a wilderness crew leader to Education Manager at Vermont  Youth Conservation Corps.  After several years working in alternative education and theatre education and falling in love with large-scale puppetry, she moved to New York City to get her Masters in Applied Theatre from CUNY-SPS (2012).  She has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator at such places as Urban Stages, The Creative Arts Team-Youth Theatre, Project SAFE, Story Pirates, and New Victory Theatre. She also co-created the Newtown Creek Puppet Parade and Pageant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn working with 50 K-5 youth to explore the polluted waterway's past, present, and hoped-for future using puppetry, theater, and movement in 2012 and 2013. She has spent the last three years as an Associate Teacher at Trinity school in Manhattan, using elements of theater to explore literature, social studies and build community.  She is currently working towards her theater teaching certification at City College in New York.
Emanda Thomas
Emanda Thomas '02
Emanda Thomas joined I Am We Are Theater Troupe in January 1999. A novice to the stage, she was most interested in finding an outlet to express and share her concerns about being marginalized as an African American and a woman. She was a member for two years. Her most memorable experience was when IAWA participated in freshman orientation for the first time. The play challenged everyone to look beyond their individual perspectives to better appreciate and respect the differences of others while also tackling the many pressures college students face. The issues, acting, and conversations were incredibly moving and seemed to solidify the troupe's important role at Gustavus.
Matt Swenson
Matt Swenson '06
Matt Swenson -- a 2006 Gustavus graduate and I Am We Are alumnus -- serves as press secretary and senior communications advisor for Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith. Swenson is the chief spokesperson for the Governor and Lt. Governor. He also advises the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Cabinet on communications strategy and media relations, and oversees the communications operations of all 24 agencies of state government.
 
Prior to joining the Governor's Office, Swenson served as Director of Communications for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, as press secretary for Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial campaign, and as a communications strategist and media relations professional for the Minnesota Legislature. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Saint Paul, and as a Commissioner on the West Mississippi Watershed Commission.
 
Matt attended Gustavus Adolphus College with assistance from the Evelyn Anderson Theatre Scholarship, acting in three main-stage productions and working in the Theatre Scene Shop during his time at Gustavus. Swenson double-majored in communication studies and political science, and minored in art studio. In 2009, he earned his Masters Degree in Public Policy at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with coursework at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Brian EvansBrian Evans '07 Brian J. Evans is a Professional Performing Human. For the past eight years, Evans has had the privilege and pleasure of engaging in a vast array of fields. Teaching in public and private institutions, working with healthcare providers in the US and abroad, performing as a singer, actor, dancer in churches, theaters, basements, outdoor stages, any space provided that encourages the arts to thrive. An artist striving for social justice, Evans places high value in process and product, having had most of his training out in the 'Arts field' of the Twin Cities, working with over 50 artistic directors on more then 200 projects from solo endeavors to collaborating as a self-employed professional performer & teaching artist. Primarily as a principle dancer and musical director for Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Evans has continued to investigate the idea that connections exist between us all and it's the responsibility of the Arts to rediscover those connections, and highlight them to allow us to feel holistically human. Evans was the recipient of the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for a solo artist in 2015. 
Lillie HollingsworthLillie Hollingsworth '08 Lillie Hollingsworth is currently a 2nd grade Spanish and English Lead teacher at KIPP Austin Comunidad in Austin, TX. She is a Literacy Course leader for KIPP Austin Public Schools, specializing in incorporating drama based instruction into classrooms. Previously, she worked in the non-profit field teaching creative arts such as filmmaking, theatre and puppetry to underserved youth. She lives with her husband Will, dog Macintosh, cat Werhner and 5 chickens. 
Rhea Muchalla LeGrande
Rhea Muchalla LeGrande '09

Rhea LeGrande is an Instructional Coach at East High School in Kansas City, Missouri where she works with administration, teachers and students to ensure quality education for every student in her building. She is a Teach for America Alum, holds Master's Degrees in Philosophy and Education and is currently a Leading Educators National Fellow. Rhea graduated Magna Cum Laude with Majors in Philosophy and GWS with a Minor in Political Science. While at Gustavus Rhea was actively involved in I AM WE ARE, Zeta Chi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc., and major events put on by the Diversity Center. Rhea continues her pursuit for social justice by working towards ensuring quality education for every child, everywhere. She currently resides on the Kansas side of the border with her furry sidekick, Riot, her incredible daughter, Supriya, and her better half, Stefano. 

Megan MyhreMegan Myhre '11 Megan Myhre graduated from Gustavus in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies, and minored in theatre, music and ONE CREDIT SHY of a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. While at Gustavus, she was heavily involved in the Theatre and Dance Department and Music Department. Megan loved her time in I Am We Are from 2008-2011, and in fact wrote her senior thesis comparing Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberation Theology. After graduation, Megan had the privilege of working for her alma mater in the Alumni and Parent Engagement office and spearheading the new offices at the American Swedish Institute. Currently, she live in Minneapolis and works for Dale Carnegie Training in the North Central States. Dale Carnegie Training is represented in all 50 of the United States and more than 80 nations worldwide, offering a wide variety of leadership training to empower people to apply techniques and move beyond their comfort zone in order to make positive changes within their work and life.
Elizabeth CocoElizabeth Coco '12

Elizabeth Coco is the Interim VISTA Manager at the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation. In this role, she manages the Phillips Sectoral Employment Initiative VISTA Program, which seeks to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to compete for jobs, especially those in growing and well-paid industries like healthcare, construction and transportation.

Previously, Coco worked at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as VISTA Project Coordinator. During her two year tenure at MCN, both as a VISTA member and later as fulltime staff, Coco founded and coordinated MCN's VISTA Program, which seeks to build the capacity of community based nonprofit organizations, specifically led by and serving communities of color in the Twin Cities.

Before her role at MCN, Coco completed a year with AmeriCorps serving as a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy tutor at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis. She is an alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in religion and gender, women and sexuality studies and has a deep passion and dedication for social justice and equity.

When not working, Coco volunteers her time with the Headwaters Foundation for Justice which supports organizations doing systems change work for a more equitable Minnesota.

At Gustavus, she was Co-President of the Womyn's Awareness Center, Co-Chair of Building Bridges, member of I Am We Are to name a few.

Karla Leitzman '13
Karla Leitzman '13
Karla Leitzman '13 has had a busy and full two years since graduating from Gustavus. She currently works for the Girl Scouts as a Philanthropy Associate in Individual and Planned Giving. She also enjoys doing as much political and policy work as possible is currently the campaign manager for a MN State House in Woodbury, MN. Previous post graduate experiences include working on Senator Al Franken's re election campaign in 2014, working on several small municipal and county campaigns as well as focusing on the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform with the non profit, Organizing for Action. Karla looks back on her time at Gustavus and in I Am We Are with fond memories and loves using the skills she gained both in her work and in her every day life. She tries to always remember her favorite quote from Augusto Boal, "It is forbidden to walk on the grass. It is not forbidden to fly over the grass." Thank you to all who made this weekend and auspicious event possible! 
Julia Tindell '13
Julie Tindell '13
Julia Tindell is the Media/Events Specialist & Volunteer Coordinator for Breaking Free, where she manages volunteer applications to connect individuals’ passions and skills with the needs of the organization, plans and executes events, and manages communications needs. Julia graduated summa cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2013 with a B.A. in English. While at Gustavus, she sharpened her skills as a writer and leader as a participant in I Am We Are. During her senior year, Julia studied abroad at the University of Oxford’s Worcester College and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Since graduating, she served as a coach for I Am We Are’s E Pluribus show 2013-2014. She joined Breaking Free in October 2014, where she is now using her skills to demand an end to sex trafficking and violence against women. She is thankful to have the opportunity to join I Am We Are once more for this exciting reunion.

And other alumni from our workshops and panels!  

 

The Beginnings of I Am We Are: Panel and Reception - Saturday at 4:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Gustavus Alumni Association and Hosted by Glen Lloyd

Original advisor for I Am We Are, Dr. Vanita Vactor and first Gustavus Director of I Am We Are, Denise Iverson-Payne, will speak about the foundation of the group.  Participants include:

Vanita Vactor
Vanita Vactor
Dr. Vanita Vactor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at North Carolina A & T State University. Her theatre work has included educational, administrative, and artistic experiences. She has directed numerous plays including community, academic, professional, and international productions. Her theatre directing credits include: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Crimes of the Heart, Flyin’ West, A Raisin in the Sun, and Knock me a Kiss. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant to South Africa. She is currently working on an unpublished manuscript entitled, Before Lorraine: The Theatre of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Dr. Vactor was a faculty member in the Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance for two years, between 1994 and 1996. Her courses on Theatre in Education trained the first cast of I Am We Are in social justice theatre technique, setting the stage for the creation of an ongoing student-led troupe.
Amber Shockey Nurmi
Amber Shockey Nurmi '97

Amber has not stepped on a stage since college. Even though her passion was/is theatre, life and its unexpected turns found her a grad school drop out from Lewis & Clark. However she found herself a new passion.Amber is a wife of 1 (Jim), mother of 3 (JD, Anna, Esmee), and owns a pet supply store in West Linn, Oregon.

The friendships, but more importantly the character growth, is what she learned from, and tries to live life by, after, "I Am We Are".

Shantea Wilson '99
Shantea Wilson '99

While at Gustavus, Shantea Wilson was active in student government from being president of black student organization, now PASO, to being dorm chair for Wahlstrom, to being the face of women in business. She was a founding member of I Am We Are and Building Bridges. Her fight to understand why her skin color was such an issue still in the 90's pushed her into industries like admission recruitment, government diversity for economic development, and healthcare administration. Theater challenges her to communicate in multiple ways, in hopes that all ears would hear her. Theater is her ever moving, ever changing vehicle. It drives, it pushes her natural limits, and challenges her storyline with authenticity, creativity, and truth.

Denise Iverson-Payne
Denise Iverson-Payne
Niki Hayes
Niki Hayes '98
Zahilya Austin
Zahilya Austin '99
 
June S. Phillips
June S. Phillips '99
Heather Redinius-Tollefson
Heather Redinius-Tollefson '99
   

 

We Were, We Are – A Collaboration of New and Vintage Works by I Am We Are - Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Developed by:  
Amy Seham
Amy Seham

Since she joined the Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance in 1997, Amy has been the Theatre Advisor for I Am We Are, partnering with Directors of Diversity including Denise Iverson-Payne and Virgil Jones.  For the department, Amy teaches Social Justice Theatre, Directing, Performance Theory and other special topics, and directs a variety of shows for the main-stage season. In 2007, while chairing the department, Amy initiated a revision of the program’s mission, foregrounding the importance of performances as, “a vital means of working for social justice and personal transformation.”  Theatre majors are now required to take at least one social justice theatre class, and department projects in both theatre and dance often focus on specific social issues.

Amy has presented conference papers and workshops at the Association of Theatre for Higher Education, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference. At PTO, students from I Am We Are have joined her as presenters and workshop leaders over the past 15 years. Amy’s original plays have been produced in New Haven, New York, Los Angeles, and at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival.

Amy has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MFA from Northwestern University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation on Race and Gender in Chicago Improv-Comedy was published as a book, Whose Improv Is It, Anyway? (U Mississippi P, 2001) Thanks to a Presidential Facutty-Student research grant from Gustavus in 2015, the research she has done with Sam Keillor ’17, other students, and I Am We Are alumni, will provide the basis of her next book.

Brian Evans
Brian Evans '07
Brian J. Evans is a Professional Performing Human. For the past eight years, Evans has had the privilege and pleasure of engaging in a vast array of fields. Teaching in public and private institutions, working with healthcare providers in the US and abroad, performing as a singer, actor, dancer in churches, theaters, basements, outdoor stages, any space provided that encourages the arts to thrive. An artist striving for social justice, Evans places high value in process and product, having had most of his training out in the 'Arts field' of the Twin Cities, working with over 50 artistic directors on more then 200 projects from solo endeavors to collaborating as a self-employed professional performer & teaching artist. Primarily as a principle dancer and musical director for Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Evans has continued to investigate the idea that connections exist between us all and it's the responsibility of the Arts to rediscover those connections, and highlight them to allow us to feel holistically human. Evans was the recipient of the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for a solo artist in 2015. 
Sam KeillorSamuel Keillor '17 Samuel Keillor is a junior Theatre and Social Studies Secondary Education Double Major. He joined I Am We Are as a first-year student, and has participated in numerous shows and workshops with the troupe, including E Pluribus Gustavus. Sam is also spreading Boalian techniques to the classroom, working with the Education Department to specialize in using Boal’s Image Theatre and other Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Techniques in a classroom setting. While attending Gustavus, Sam works with Dependable Home Healthcare in the Twin Cities as a Direct Support Professional individuals with mental and cognitive disabilities. As a person who has always been inspired by powerful performance and has always been passionate on issues of Social Justice, the I Am We Are group that exists at Gustavus has been a perfect, albeit sometimes challenging, fit. While in I Am We Are, Sam has operated as a writer and organizer for its productions, a performer, and a self described “feather-ruffler” who consistently challenges the group to include every perspective.

Sam was a recipient of the Presidential Faculty/Student Resaerch Grant for 2015, enabling him to spend the summer collecting oral histories from I Am We Are alumni, and collaborating with Dr. Amy Seham to gather the material and insights presented in this anniversary celebration. Following this event, Sam will develop his Social Justice Theatre research as part of his focus in Education, present his work at the national Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, and continue to collaborate with peers and alumni to keep I Am We Are strong.

With:
    I Am We Are 2015-16
    The Anniversary Ensemble Class
    The Twin Cities Alumni Troupe
    and other Alumni Guest Stars

If you are unable to attend the show on Saturday, you are welcome to attend the special matinee on Sunday at 2:00 pm. Members of the Gustavus Diversity Leadership Council will lead a talk-back following the performance. Free tickets for the matinee only are available at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Registration

The registration form is now closed; however, you can still attend some events if you hurry! Please see the schedule here and email Kristi Borowyat kborowy@gustavud.edu if you'd like to attend any events. THIS EVENT IS FREE when you pre-register for workshops, lunch, and show tickets.

Lodging

There is a block of rooms reserved at the AmericInn in St. Peter. To reserve a room, please call (507) 931-6554 and ask for the Gustavus I Am We Are block. Double Queen rooms are $109.90 plus tax, and Single Queen rooms are $99.90 plus tax. Here is the website for reference, but do not make your reservations online. You must call the local number above.
http://www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/stpeter

Transportation

Land-to-Air Express has a shuttle that goes between Gustavus and the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. You may visit their website for times and reservations. http://www.landtoairexpress.com/

Contact

Please contact Kristi Borowy, Theatre and Dance Administrative Assistant, at kborowy@gustavus.edu or (507) 933-7353 with questions. You may also contact Amy Seham, Professor of Theatre and Dance, at aseham@gustavus.edu or (507) 933-7460.