Director Opportunities

Through Our Eyes: Telling Untold Stories Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

900 Hennepin Third Floor

Along with our partners at Perpich Center for Arts Education, we’re excited to offer a professional development day for theater educators on Saturday 2/26! First, join the artistic leaders of Exposed Brick Theatre for a workshop on expanding the theater cannon and working with students to create the stories we want to see. Next, we’ll have a restorative yoga session with local artist Kenna Cottman, followed by the introduction of new tools for evaluating theater syllabi from an antiracist perspective. After a dinner provided by Hennepin Theatre Trust, we’ll head to the Jungle Theater for a viewing of Redwood! Registration is $20. Space is limited.


  • 1-3pm: Telling Untold Stories with Exposed Brick Theatre
  • 3:15-4:15pm: SouLit Yoga with Kenna Cottman
  • 4:15-5pm: Evaluating the Syllabus in Terms of DEI
  • 5-7pm: Happy Hour and Dinner
  • 7:30-10pm: Redwood at the Jungle Theater


EXPOSED BRICK THEATRE is dedicated to telling untold stories, centering omitted narratives and creating art at the intersection of identities. Led by co-artistic directors Aamera Siddiqui and Suzy Messerole, their vision is to live in an empathetic world where people and their stories are valued.  They believe that telling untold stories will make the world more just.  When silenced narratives are shared authentically and truthfully, and aren’t shaped by a dominant cultural lens, empathy, understanding and truth prevail.

KENNA COTTMAN is Black, is non-binary, is a mother, is a child and is a Northsider. They are a griot, a djali, a gewel, an oral historian, a cultural artist, a storyteller, a dancer, an educator and a revolutionary. Kenna practices drumming, capoeira, yoga, meditation and breathing, non-violent communication, Black Liberation and radical siblinghood.