Extended by popular demand! The Ordway’s livestream series: Meet the Artists
Saint Paul, Minnesota (March 24, 2021) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce 12 new guest artists who will appear in its virtual Meet the Artists series this spring and summer. This free series of livestreamed conversations with local and national performing artists is curated to take audiences inside the Ordway’s flagship series, Broadway at the Ordway.
Meet the Artists episodes are hosted by the Ordway’s Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats. Other Twin Cities artists will join as co-hosts for some of the events, including Rajané Katurah and Austene Van.
“We launched this virtual series to celebrate artists, who are now among the most underemployed group of workers in the country,” said Kaats. “The audience response has been incredible, and the audiences have grown steadily. I think it’s because this series brings artists and theater lovers closer together in a time when all of us are craving connection and missing the magic of live performance.”
Each Meet the Artists conversation includes an hour-long, livestreamed, free-flowing conversation with artists, followed by a 20-minute audience Q&A session. Viewing the livestreams is free, but reservations are required.
“It has been exciting to watch this series grow in popularity and impact. Starting this spring we will welcome three incredibly talented musical theater writers to the series, including the two 25-year-old writers behind the global musical sensation SIX," said Kaats.
Below are the six new episodes in the series, scheduled from April through June 2021.
While each conversation in the Meet the Artists series is free, reservations are required. Go to the Meet the Artists page to make a reservation for any of the events scheduled through the end of June 2021. The Ordway’s Meet the Artists series is presented by Bremer Bank.