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Virtual Event #2:

March 2021

Fall 2020 Reading

The Empathy Project

 Virtual Devising Workshop:

A Sharing of Scenes by the Artistic Ensemble

Created and Written by

Full Circle Core Artistic Leadership Group Member
 Stephanie Lein Walseth

Directed by

Claribel Gross

Friday March 26 at 7 p.m. CST

Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. CST

Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. CST

The same scenes will be streamed on Saturday and Sunday.

Each event will be approximately 30 minutes followed by a Post-Play Discussion. English closed captioning is available at all events.



In the fall of 2020, Full Circle Theater presented virtual staged readings of The Empathy Project - the first draft of a new play exploring empathy across geographic, political, and racial divides based on interviews of rural and urban Minnesotans.

This spring we take the script development process to the next level! Join us on March 26th and 27th as our artistic ensemble shares theatrical moments from a week-long collaborative devising workshop. Playing with sound and light, objects and movement, text and language (all over Zoom!), we will investigate the power and limits of empathy in a deeply fractured world. The richly textured, highly imaginative ideas that emerge from this workshop will guide the play’s development as it moves toward a fully staged production in the fall of 2021. Get a firsthand, behind-the-scenes look at the messy and beautiful process of script transformation, and join us in a dialogue about the present and future of The Empathy Project!


Cast and Production Team

Actors, top to bottom, left to right:

Oogie_Push, Shanan Custer, Malick Ceesay,

Song Kim and Alex Church

Playwright/Story Weaver: Stephanie Lein Walseth,

Full Circle Core Artist Leadership Group Member

Director: Claribel Gross

Producer: Rick Shiomi, Full Circle Co-Artistic Director

Technical Director: Quinci Bachman, Full Circle

General Manager & Production Associate

Technical Consultant: Aaron Fiskradatz

Promotion Associate: Kenji Shoemaker

Intern: Faith Milon

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Full Circle is supported in part by Metro Regional Arts Council and McKnight Foundation

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