Fall 2014 Shows


This is a period of wonderful collaborations at Interference Arts. Here are several opportunities to see and/or hear our work in the Twin Cities. Off-Leash Area’s Stripe and Spot (Learn to) Get Along is already well into its run, but there are still three weeks left to see the show. Secret Lives of Coats opens on October 10 at Red Eye Theater and runs through October 26. Katha Dance Theatre’s Rubaiyat – a Life in a Day appears at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts November 7-9. It’s a busy fall! I hope to see you soon at these shows.


Stripe and Spot (Learn to) Get Along

Off-Leash Area


Running now through October 19, 2014


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I had the fabulous opportunity to write and produce the music for Off-Leash Area’s Fifth Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour – “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” through October 19. This is a wild and wonderful show, and I hope you have a chance to see it. The performers are fabulous; the set is truly amazing and inventive; everything about it is crazy and magical.





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About the show:

Now in its fifth consecutive year, Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour continues to bring professional theater and dance to garages in neighborhoods throughout the metro area. This year’s tour brings a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along,” to Stillwater, Brooklyn Park, Mendota Heights, Bloomington, Isanti, Plymouth, and Minneapolis. The tour runs from August 29 through October 12, with 20 performances over seven weekends. Tickets are by suggested donation of $5-15.

Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, “Stripe & Spot” features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm
Oct 5 at 2pm (audio-described performance)
13005 34th Ave N
in Sam Jasmine and
Tomo Lennox’s garage

Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm
Oct 12 at 2pm
3915 Snelling Ave
in Andi Cheney and
Owen Brafford’s garage

*Extra Weekend Added!!!

Oct 17 & 18 at 7pm
Oct 19 at 2pm
3540 34th Ave S
in Off-Leash Area’s Garage



The Secret Lives of Coats

by Stephanie Fleischmann | music by Christina Campanella

Red Eye Theater


October 10-26, 2014




I’m the music director and pianist for “Secret Lives of Coats,” a coatcheck play with songs, by Stephanie Fleischmann, music by Christina Campanella, directed by Hayley Finn, and opening Red Eye Theater’s 31st season. The play is quite fun and funny; the cast is fabulous; and the music is terrific.








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About the Show:

Ever wonder what the contents of your coat pockets reveal about who you are? Join Red Eye as we kick off our 31st season with the world premiere of a quirky musical in which three coatcheck girls confide their hopes and dreams via a network of tin can telephones, and our most precious treasures disappear into the holes in the pockets of our coats. A charming riff on class and aspirations that taps into the post-crash, recession-era mentality. Tickets on sale now!

* Opening Weekend Coat Drive – Bring a new or clean, gently used coat and receive FREE admission on Friday, 10/10 or $5.00 off your ticket on Saturday, 10/11.
Red Eye is partnering with The Harriet Tubman Center to get the coats to people who need them before it gets too chilly! Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education.

** Service Industry BOGO Special – Work at a restaurant or hotel? Show us anything with the name of your employer on it (a napkin, matchbook, t-shirt, nametag, etc.) and get a special two-for-one deal on tickets for the 7 PM Sunday, October 19th performance. To receive this deal, click here to reserve your seats and then pay at the door.


Hayley Finn

Music Director
Craig Harris

Design & Production
Robert Frost, Gary Johnson, Liz Josheff
Eric Larson, Christine Maginnis, Adam Vachon

Charlotte Calvert, Anna Hickey & Gail Ottmar
with Dan Hopman, Nike Kadri, Miriam Must, Kaija Pellinan, Dustin Valenta


Rubaiyat – A Life in a Day

Katha Dance Theatre


November 7-9, 2014


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I’m doing projection design and dramaturgy for Katha Dance Theatre’s production “Rubaiyat – a Life in a Day” at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts November 7-9. Candy Kuehn is creating digital illustrations, and we’re creating one of our signature immersive, poetic multimedia environments with composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe and others, exploring several of Omar Khayyam’s poems with amazing dance rooted in classical Kathak dance of North India.

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About the show:

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is a collection of mystical, highly symbolic poems that deals with the nature of the divine and the fleeting nature of life. Known for its lyrical beauty and well-crafted rhyme and meter, the Rubaiyat has gained a worldwide audience and continues to speak evocatively to readers nearly a millennium after its poems were written. The haunting, melancholy musings of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi and the dancers of Katha Dance Theatre Company.