Calling all performers & paddlers!

Calling all performers & paddlers! Join the residents of the Upper Minnesota River Valley to bring stories of the river to life in a one-of-a-kind Paddling Theater experience!

Ashley Hanson & Andrew Gaylord, Directors of Place Base Productions & the artists that produced the 2012 Meandering River Walk, need your help to create a community-based paddling theater production that will take place on the river during Minnesota River History Weekend & State Water Trails 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

On April 5 & 6, open auditions and drop-in volunteer sign-ups, will be held at the K.K. Berge Building. PlaceBase Productions is looking for 12-15 actors, many experienced paddlers & additional musicians, singers, storytellers, dancers, visual artists, river-enthusiasts, costume and prop-makers, volunteers and project assistants. No experience or preparation necessary and all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Principal actors need to feel comfortable in / on / near the water.

For more information:

Contact Ashley at 952.486.0533 or email

OR stop by the K.K. Berge building during open auditions – no appointments needed!

Rehearsals will take place weekends in April & May. Performance will take place on Saturday, May 18 for Minnesota River History Weekend & State Water Trails 50th Anniversary Celebration.