Mission: Barebones productions is a minneapolis theater group that brings art into community and community into art through movement, puppetry and spectacle performance with emphasis on creative re-use, education and collaboration.
Programs: Visual and performing arts instruction and production- this included three teaching residency contracts two for the twin cities hoursing development corporation (calibre ridge and liberty plaza) and one for opportunity neighborhood (garden view appartments) a spectacle performance contract with the hopkins farmers market, a teaching contract with the anderson center (celebration of minnesota children's authors and illustrators), a parade contract with the minnesota state fair (daily mall parade) and a major season spectacle production(barebones halloween outdoor puppet extravaganza), also did a smaller seasonal performace production in the summer of 2013 called "dumbster duels".
Barebones has been creating spirited puppet shows for the last 20 years . There is delightful mix of whimsey intention and amazing volunteer vigor displayed by participants in this beautiful spectacle driven art form surreal and as Max Sparber refered to it as a kind of absinth dream. Gorgeous moments blend in a myriad of different shows from aerialists pouring ingredients up into the sky or ravenous Giant Baby heads swallowing people ,twenty foot swans pecking each other to death in a spell of fear or Flaming swan boat on the Mississippi. My life is so much richer for these moments and those who have shared them.