Line of Sight by Shannon TL Kearns
Alex hates everything. He hates school. He hates being bullied by his classmates and teachers. He hates that his parents don’t accept him and keep trying to fix him. He hates how alone he feels. But what if Alex is more powerful than he thinks? In the midst of a tragic event, Alex discovers something supernatural inside of him that he didn’t know was there. But will it be enough to change what needs to change?
Show runs 15 Feb-2 March
Performances will be at The Off Leash Area Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417
(To purchase a ticket, choose what date/time you’d like to see the show and click through. There are no assigned seats. General Admission tickets are $20 but you can also use the pay what you can levels starting at $5. Support tickets help to offset the costs for the folks who use the pay what you can levels.)
Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 1:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm
Monday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 23 at 1:30pm
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm
Monday, February 25 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at 1:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Meet the community partners:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MomsDemand.
“Students Demand Action was founded after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. They are a sister organization to Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and operate under the umbrella of Everytown for Gun Safety. They are a student-led organization that works for sensible gun laws, raises awareness about the issue of gun violence, and aims to educate students and others about this issue. They have partnered with Wear Orange in the past and this past spring, they partnered with Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul to organize a youth summit to help facilitate dialogue about gun violence solutions in St. Paul communities. They welcome people of both high school and college age to participate in their organization and mission to end gun violence in our schools and communities, and are in the process of developing smaller chapters in schools and towns throughout the state of Minnesota.”
Meet the cast:
Meet the creative team:
Ashley Hovell: Director. Ashley is excited to be working with Uprising Theatre Company once again. This will be her fifth time in the director’s chair for Uprising and is honored to be doing another show that means so much. Past directing credits with Uprising include asst. director for Prometheus Bound and co-directing Who Has Eyes To See. Ashley also works on stage and most recent credits include: Uprising Theatre Company: These Shining Lives, Catherine Wolfe Donohue, Mission Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio and WAR Theatre’s Fringe production of De Hjertelose: The Heartless.
Shannon TL Kearns is a transgender man who’s playwriting is obsessed with big questions told through small stories. He is committed to work by and for marginalized communities, using writing to create a new future for all of us. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Uprising Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN. He was awarded a spot in the HBMG Foundations’ Winter Playwright Retreat in 2018. He has participated in Pillsbury House Theatre’s Chicago Avenue Project writing plays for and with children. He also teaches storytelling and playwriting for youth and adults. Shannon’s plays include, Twisted Deaths, The Resistance of My Skin, and Who Has Eyes To See.