Community Roundtables

In our sunset season, Patrick’s Cabaret invites artists, organizers, and others who care about the future of radical creative spaces in the Twin Cities to join us for monthly Community Roundtables from February to June 2018.

Community Roundtables are intentional spaces for critical and productive conversations about how we as a community will move forward the legacy of Patrick’s Cabaret following the organization’s conclusion. Together we will explore how we, as an organization and as a community, can “pass the torch” to the next generation of artists and organizers.  As the Twin Cities community has seen several radical arts organizations close in recent years, the intention for these Roundtables is both social: to gather together and honor each other and our work, and practical: to imagine and build the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities.

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE:

Monday, February 26th, 7 - 9 pm at Ragamala Dance Studio. On Monday, February 26th, over 40 community members gathered at Ragamala Dance Theatre’s studio for a two hour long Community Roundtable to discuss how to move Patrick’s Cabaret’s 32 year legacy forward in the midst of the organization’s sunset season. Notes from the session can be found here, and you are invited to add your own to this shared google folder.

Wednesday, March 21st, 7 - 9 pm at Phoenix Theatre. On Wednesday, March 21st, over 30 community members gathered at the Phoenix Theater’s lobby for a two-hour long Community Roundtable to discuss how to move Patrick’s Cabaret’s 32-year legacy forward in the midst of the organization’s sunset season. As the Twin Cities community has seen several radical arts organizations close in recent years, the intention for these Roundtables is both social: to gather together and honor each other and our work, and practical: to imagine and build the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities. Notes from the session can be found here.

Thursday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Pangea World TheaterJoin Patrick's Cabaret's network on Thursday, April 26th from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Pangea World Theater Studio to continue the conversation. Our third Community Roundtable will build on our March discussion to imagine and create the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities. What will happen at this gathering? We'll work in small groups to focus on some of the questions raised and actions imagined in the previous two roundtables, with plenty of room for self-direction and following new inspirations. We will also eat snacks and bask in the bounty of our community. RSVP appreciated but not required at tinyurl.com/aprilroundtable.

Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m. at Open Eye Figure Theater Join Patrick's Cabaret's network on Monday, May 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Open Eye Figure Theatre to continue the conversation. Our fourth Community Roundtable will build on our March discussion to imagine and create the future we want for artists in the Twin Cities, particularly artists of color, artists with disabilities, and artists with queer and trans identities. What will happen at this gathering? We'll work in small groups to focus on some of the questions raised and actions imagined in the previous roundtables, with plenty of room for self-direction and following new inspirations. We will also eat snacks and bask in the bounty of our community.

TBD June