Playful People of ARK – Kohl Miner

They did not view the Ark as a place to be taught but came with the excitement of children at Christmas. They arrived with an expectation to play and experience in a carnival of creative possibility – that is really what Ark offered. Little did they know they were learning at the same time.

Time seems to separate us, one from the other, yet there is joy in spirit that is eternal. So, from time to time I want to share the workings and wanderings of some playful people who sailed for some years at the Ark Improvisational Theatre.

Kohl Miner Kohl Miner is a poet, playwright, performer and native of the Ho-Chunk Nation. In the 1980s and ’90s, he performed with In the Heart of the Beast and produced a number of solo works here before experimenting with life in New York and Los Angeles. He returned to Minneapolis earlier this year and picked up right where he left off, writing, performing and dabbling in other creative pursuits. 3-Minute Egg catches up with Miner at the Equilibrium spoken word series at The Loft Literary Center.

He is performing in “Master Butchers Singing Club” at the Guthrie Theatre – Minneapolis.
by Marsha Norman
based upon the novel by Louise Erdrich
developed and directed by Francesca Zambello

Adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Marsha Norman from the best-selling novel by Louise Erdrich, The Master Butchers Singing Club chronicles the intersecting lives of German immigrant and butcher Fidelis and sideshow performer Delphine as they settle into the small town of Argus, North Dakota. READ more


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