12 x 12: West Side x Ernest Briggs
July 15th, 12pm
Theater director Ernest Briggs along with playwright and West Sider Johanna Keller Flores will craft a performance showcasing the many facets of the West Side of St. Paul and its storied communal history. In this performance they hope to create dialogue about the history of this neighborhood and its paths for the future.
Ernest Briggs (White Earth Nation) is Artistic Director of Turtle Theater Collective and a proud Native American professional actor from the Twin Cities who has worked in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida doing film, TV, stage and commercial work for over 15 years. He received his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida and attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He also studied improv at Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. When Briggs isn’t acting, writing, directing and producing, he spends time with his family, including his 3 1/2-year-old daughter and 1-year old son.