Public Program Organizer Tinne Rosenmeier checks in with us on Open Field and summertime
Name: Tinne Rosenmeier
Occupation: Middle School Theater teacher, classical actress, theater education curriculum specialist & consultant
City/Neighborhood: Saint Paul’s Como Park neighborhood
Open Field Activity: Monologue on a Mask:a Theatrical Mini-form from Innocent Offerings
Description:Monologue on a Mask invites participants to come read, write, decorate, mask and repeat!
In the great Minnesota tradition of stuff on a stick, Monologue on a Mask seeks to create playwrights, actors, designers to create instant theater form. Feel free to enter the project from any angle!
Date of Activity: August 26th from 12 to 3pm.
1. Fill-in-the-blank: _______________ is what we make together.
Performance is what we make together.
2. What is your favorite public space in the Twin Cities or beyond?
I grew up in Saint Paul, and Rice Park is a great space. Standing on the tip of the peninsula in Como Park when the lake is frozen is best if you have a dog who’s learning to walk on ice.
3. What is the perfect Minnesota summer activity?
Fishing’s high on my list in the last few years. Didn’t grow up fishin’ but I find it extremely peaceful. Throwing out a line is pure joy, and the stories that come from hooking something are great.
4. What brought you to Open Field?
My teenage daughter’s love of drawing and her excitement about participating in the fantastic offerings on the Field resurrected the space for me; I was still mourning the old Guthrie, which was the site of my lifelong passion about theater.
5. What other Open Field activity are you looking forward to this summer?
Internet Cat Video Festival with that same fabulous daughter. On the 30th. She wants me to advertise it.
6. What is your favorite summer song?
That camp song about the Titanic going down, “oh it was sad…. it was sad.. it was sad when the great ship went down (to the bottom of the)” … and Uncle John’s Band, of course. That was from the Greatful Dead if you’re a youngun.