The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe
Written and directed by ashley sparks and Mark Valdez
October 28-November 7, 2021
In THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOME…MAYBE, empathy and understanding through art and narrative will bring together those with the wherewithal to effect policy change and those for whom policy change is most needed. The sensurround 90-minute experience is joyous, eye opening, and a celebration of art and story. Hosted by a torch song singing zebra (yes, a zebra—and her dazzle) the performance is an immersive, sumptuous, and participatory experience, demanding everyone’s full imagination as they collectively envision the most beautiful home, in the most beautiful future…maybe.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
ashley sparks (co-creator) is a southern theatre maker, engagement strategist, facilitator, certified coach and organizational consultant. ashley has worked in both urban and rural communities across the US in places like New Orleans, Detroit, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Atlanta, Honolulu, Stuarts Draft, Milton-Freewater, Lost Hills and Eureka.
Mark Valdez (co-creator) is an artist, cultural organizer and consultant who partners with communities, organizations, civic institutions, and others using theater and creative tools to address community needs and to lift-up community voices and stories. His work has been seen at the Alliance Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, Mixed Blood, Trinity Rep, and others.
COVID 19 GUIDELINES
– All patrons, including children, attending Mixed Blood performances must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the prior 72-hours. On-site testing will be available on a first come first served basis before every performance.
– All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must always wear masks over their nose and mouth while inside the venue.
– Additionally, we have entirely touchless ticketing. You will receive confirmation of your reservation, but a physical or electronic ticket will not be issued. Your reservation will be accessed at check-in by providing your name and confirming the phone number you provided during the reservation process.
– If you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms, we ask you please to stay home.
This world premiere will unfold in Springboard for the Arts’ new home: SpringBox, a former car dealership on University Avenue in St. Paul.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOME…MAYBE previews October 28 and opens October 29. Admission is free and can be reserved on a first-come-first served basis.