Ten Thousand Voices: Creative Voices in Our Community

Directed by Faye M. Price
Music Direction by Peter Vitale

Featuring the creative voices from our community presented by artist interpreters Cristina Florencia Castro, George Keller, Kurt Kwan, Tracey Maloney and Mikell Sapp.

Selection Committee:  Jo Holcomb, Lester Meyers, Nubia Monks, Kira Obolensky

Stage Manager – Sam Weisberg

Ten Thousand Voices hopes to empower, affirm, and reflect the voices of our community partners by inviting participants to respond to writing prompts and express their own creative impulses.

In 2022 we highlighted contributions from Minnesotans living in correctional facilities and from individuals within the disabilities community. Both of these communities have been enormously impacted and challenged by the pandemic. 

Creative submissions contributed from MSS – Supporting People with Disabilities, FreeWriters, Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault, Minnesota Correctional Facility Shakopee and Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater in the fall of 2021 with express permission from the authors.

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...you took [my piece] to a whole new level of meaning. Seems to me that what theater does when it works right is to give us back ourselves, burnished and brightened (or forgiven and healed, depending) - you managed both. Thanks.

Creative voice from the commuity

24 Pieces Featured

  • Recipe for Life by Kelly at Fresh Eye Arts, MSS
  • Poems by Karissa, FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • Bristlecone by Elizabeth at MCF Shakopee
  • Maple Tree by David Christenson at MSS
  • Black Shoes by Douglas at MCF Stillwater
  • My Superpower by Jamie at MCF Stillwater
  • Dream Scene, Scene 1 by Karissa, FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • The Forgotten Tree by Nicholas at MCF Faribault
  • Whispering Tree by David at MCF Faribault
  • My Superpower by Dontre FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • Balloon Factory Dream by Brooks at MCF Faribault
  • Dream Scene, Scene 2 by Karissa, FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • Coconut Palm by Elizabeth at MCF Shakopee
  • Unless You Have Walked a Day by Lux at MCF Shakopee
  • Lightning Tree by Dai’Quawn at MCF Stillwater
  • My Super Power by Bryant, FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • Pam’s Bubblegum by Kate at MSS
  • Different City by Bryant FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
    (Freedom) by Bryant FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • Dream Scene, Scene 3 by Karissa, FREE WRITERS at Hennepin County Jail
  • The Day I Walked a Thousand Million Miles by Leonard at MCF Stillwater
  • Unexpected Job by David at MCF Stillwater
  • Aspen by Elizabeth at MCF Shakopee
  • We Yet Endure by William at MCF Stillwater