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This upcoming Halloween weekend, Boston Community Collaborative’s lead dance and drama instructor, Ingrid Oslund is traveling to Minneapolis to present her original play, “Sadie Mae, 1969” in the Twin City’s Horror Festival.

The nationally recognized Twin Cities Horror Theater Festival is a professional theatrical festival that has been gathering an audience for 6 years.  It is the only festival to produce solely horror theater.  Patrons gather from all over the county to see the work produced here.  BCC will be one of twelve acts featured in the festival – one of two out of town acts. 

Ingrid’s play, “Sadie Mae, 1969” tells the story of the infamous Manson Murders from the perspective of Susan Atkins.  Susan is the Manson family member best known for her chilling jailhouse confession, leading to the arrest of the infamous Charlie Manson.  This play explores her state of mind, her dependence on her leader, and how violence and love are so closely connected. 

This work, as an immersive staged reading, was featured this past spring at the Charlestown Working Theater as part of the Theater on Fire’s Cabinet of Curiosities.  http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/05/08/cabinet-of-curiosities-theatre-on-fire

While in the Twin Cities, “Sadie Mae, 1969”’s cast will be meeting with a group of local high school students.  This mutually beneficial opportunity will give our actors the chance to connect with young artists on a national level, and will afford the high school students the unique experience of working with our talented actors. 

We are very lucky that Ms. Ingrid, with her impressive resume of experience, shares her talents with our students and families in the North End.

Boston Community Collaborative was incorporated in 2013 and is an organization based in Boston’s historic North End.  Our goal is to build community through arts, events, and unique opportunities.  Each year, we offer a variety of classes, host several annual community events, and produce a theatrical season. Our theatrical season invites professional actors to work with us and give back to our youth performers. 

BCC is thrilled to be able to foster innovation in the Boston Theater scene through its involvement in the Twin City’s Horror Festival, and by providing this amazing opportunity to a community of artists striving to make daring, bold and meaningful work.  If you see Ms Ingrid, congratulate her on this undertaking, and accomplishment. 

This play is appropriate for ages 18 and up and will play five shows at the Twin City’s Horror Festival.  Festival website and ticketing:  http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/sadie-mae-1969.html   

• Upcoming Events:
October 27, 5th Annual Halloween FUNraiser costume party for Adults – great food, live band, costume contest.  Free event – contributions accepted.  Email
becca0923@yahoo.com to rsvp.

October 31, ? Annual post trick or treat event for kids, 8 pm ish at Filippo’s.  Meant to provide a fun, safe, warm spot for kids who have aged out of other neighborhood events.  Free – contributions accepted.

December 10, 2 pm End of Fall session production of “The Snow Queen and the 12 Months”.  This performance brings together all of our drama and dance students (4 classes of SJS students, 1 class of neighborhood students) to showcase and celebrate their talents and awesomeness.

 

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