An immersive, sensory-charged exploration for very young audiences. Your family will discover a world of an ever-changing egg as we move and play together to the sounds of live beat boxing.
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Megan Flod JohnsonCo-Director
Megan Flød Johnson is a Theatre for Youth Artist who imagines new art experiences for young people that fuse inquiry-driven installation spaces with participatory performance. Megan believes young people are makers and valued contributors to culture. She seeks to disrupt dominant narratives and expectations around performance and art-making experiences for young people to designate space for process, dialogue, experimental thinking, play and multiple points of view. Megan develops creative youth programming for museums, art centers and theatre companies around the country. Her project, The NEST, an installation performance about a migrating mythical creature inhabiting public spaces to create a participant-led, evolving home made from hand-made artwork, found objects and messages. The NEST is featured in a documentary “When Kids Meet at Creature” by filmmaker, Alicia Rice and has exhibited at places like Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and will be in-residence with the St. Louis Public Library system in 2019. Megan is Director of Creative Learning at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul, MN where she specializes in Theatre for the Very Young and early childhood programming. Megan holds an MFA in Theatre for Youth along and graduate certificate in Socially Engaged Practice from Arizona State University and BA's in Theatre and Classical Voice from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Read more about her work at meganflod.org.
Lindsey C. SamplesCo-Director
Lindsey C. Samples is a theater artist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. She currently teaches with Children’s Theatre Company (Neighborhood Bridges and Theatre Arts Training programs), Stages Theatre Company, SteppingStone Theater (where she is a Master Teaching Artist), and Upstream Arts. She has directed and devised productions with youth for Stages, Theatre Arts Training at Children’s Theatre, for SteppingStone at the MN Fringe, the MN Opera’s Project Opera training program, and CLIMB Theater. Outside of TYA, Lindsey has directed for 20%, Ifrah Mansour Arts (where her How to Have fun in a Civil War will be presented at Guthrie’s Emerging Solo Artist Celebration), and Sabes JCC. As Assistant Director she has worked at the Guthrie, Children’s Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theater, Mixed Blood, Ten Thousand Things, Kansas City Rep, and Chicago Children’s Theatre. As an Actor she has performed with Theatre Forever, Savage Umbrella, Mad Munchkin Productions, Off-Leash Area Performance Works, and Children’s Theatre Company.
Ricky Morrisseau- is from Delray Beach, FL. He earned his BA in Theatre Performance with a Minor in Dance and Dance Education from Florida A&M University. Since then he has been working with kids and is always involved in Theatre For Young Audiences. Whether that is through teaching or performing. He has been working in the twin cities as a professional actor for about three years now and is currently a Teaching Artist at Stages Theatre Company, SteppingStone Theatre and most recently Ashland Productions. He has performed with Stages Theatre Company and toured with a rep of 8 TYA shows for CLIMB Theatre. In that time he has worked with so many children of all ages, personalities, races and all cultural backgrounds. He is all about taking what he has gained and learned from those before him and giving it back to the next generation. Allowing his experiences and light to help shape and mold the lives of our youth in a positive and inspiring direction.
Terrell Woods aka "Carnage the Executioner"- Minneapolis-based hip-hop artists, beat boxer, emcee and teaching artist. Whether he’s rapping, producing, performing, teaching kids to beatbox or working his former job as a youth counselor, it’s clear the man most commonly known as Carnage The Executioner was born to do two things: instruct and entertain. Carnage is a seasoned beatbox performer and songwriter with frequent performances in Europe and US tours. A beat-boxer for over 30 years, Carnage instructs others on how to use the body as an instrument.