Upright Egg Presents “The Goodbye Project” Opens March 4th!

The Goodbye Project


The Goodbye Project is an exploration of letting go and moving on. As one person contemplates leaving the comfort and safety of the 9-5 grind and seek new opportunities in a new city, another is called home to reunite with a family left behind long ago. The two are observed on their separate journeys by a trio of mysterious beings

The project continues in Upright Egg’s over-a-decade reputation of presenting devised work- in industrial basements across the Twin Cities, Shakespeare in city parks, in homemade cave tours (and caves) in artist loft spaces, and playfully tackling topics mundane and profound. The company also is continuing their tradition of theatre for all with pay-what-you-can tickets for every performance.

Brian O’Neal directs the original story devised by the company with co-collaborater Mark Benzel and playwright Brian Watson-Jones.

The Goodbye Project features a cast of Eric Balcerzak, Timothy Daly, Shannon Foy, Gail Kowsky, Bethany McHugh, Joey Ripley, Tom S. Tea, and Rob Ward. The design team includes Set design from Mandi Johnson, Lights by Julia Carlis, Costumes by Samantha Kuhn Staneart, and Sound by Joshua Stallings.

To reserve tickets, please email uprightegg@gmail.com with your name, number of tickets you’d like, and date of the performance you’d like to attend. Or call 612-978-3134.
All tickets are pay-what-you-can for the entire run.

@ The Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN
Performance Dates:
Friday March 4th @ 7:30 P.M.
Saturday March 5th @ 7:30 P.M.
Sunday March 6th @ 7:30 P.M.
Monday March 7th @ 7:30 P.M.
Thursday March 10th @ 7:30 P.M.
Friday March 11th @ 7:30 P.M.
Saturday March 12th @ 7:30 P.M.

image credit – Kristina Fjellman

A Little Help?

Upright Egg is bringing a brand new show, “The Goodbye Project” into the world on March 4th, 2016.

things are heating up…


Oh, I Remember Now – Making Theater Isn’t Free
Our Costs are minimal – we want to pay the performers and designers, and pay for the spaces in which we will rehearse and perform. We operate within a lens of sustainability and will make the most of used, recycled, energy efficient and found materials to build our set, light the stage, costume our performers and market our show.

We’ll only get there with you, like we’ve done so many times before. We’re excited to share this new project with all of you!

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Announcing Auditions for The Goodbye Project

Upright Egg is excited to announce auditions for its upcoming show, The Goodbye Project!

The Goodbye Project runs March 4th – 12th  at the Phoenix Theater in South Minneapolis. Rehearsals will begin January 11th, no more than 4 nights a week.

We are seeking 5 – 9 performers to aid in creating and performing The Goodbye Project,a theatrical event which will explore the question* How do you let go when it is the last thing you want to do?

The show will be built by the ensemble in collaboration with Upright Egg playwright Brian Watson-Jones and directed by Brian O’Neal.

Auditions will be Monday, December 14th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Purity Bakery Building’s 103 Studios (500 East 36thStreet Minneapolis). Please be prepared to attend for the entire evening. Auditions will consist of two parts:

  • Presenting your prepared materials *(roughly 60-seconds. Prepare content that shows how the question resonates with you. This can be a monologue, a song, a dance, a PowerPoint presentation [really?],anything you choose)
  • A group piece.

There will be a $100 Stipend paid to all performers.

Contact us at uprightegg@gmail.com to reserve your place in the auditions.

Upright Egg Theatre Company seeks to understand and encourage participation in our collective human experience by creating works driven by a spirit of play, risk and community that embrace the magic of the theatrical event.



The Goodbye Project – Coming in Spring 2016!

OK, You Can Call It A Comeback

Upright Egg is coming back with a new work. Bringing its signature brand of playfulness, our ensemble of familiar faces (and a few new ones) want to share another storytelling event with you!

The Goodbye Project is an original devised work created by Upright Egg’s company of actors and designers.

Help us as we ask: How do you let go when it’s the last thing you want to do?

Stay Tuned to this site, Facebook, and Twitter for updates as we build this company created theatrical event!
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