The Guthrie Theater presents zAmya Theater Project's

Home Street Home Minneapolis

written by the zAmya Theater Troupe
with playwright Josef Evans
directed by Maren Ward

Dowling Studio


A new work by zAmya Theater Project

Described as a hyper-local conversation regarding housing and homelessness in Minneapolis and our neighborhood of East Downtown, Home Street Home Minneapolis was inspired by interviews with people who live, work, play and pray downtown. The project, a program of St. Stephen’s Human Services, brings together homeless and housed individuals to create and perform theater. Home Street Home Minneapolis follows street musician Zeke Cooper on a tour around the heart of the city where he’ll eavesdrop on skyway security guards and hear from residents in family shelters, condo dwellers, downtown church-goers, Vikings fans and panhandlers. Listen in as characters share experiences and change each other’s lives.



Written and performed by

Lurch Chorus
Latimah Abdullah Kimkay
Stayci Bell Lorii
Richard Brinda Zeke
Andi Cheney Chorus
Abby Driver Chorus

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Maren Ward Director
Leah Nelson Choreographer
Chris Lutter Set Design
Chris Lutter Costume Design
Peter Morrow Sound Design
Luther Eskridge Musician 

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About zAmya Theater Project

zAmya Theater Project is a unique creative process that brings together homeless and housed individuals to create and perform a theatrical production. zAmya turns “homeless” from a word back into a person. Or persons. Living, breathing, laughing, singing persons. Who act — yes, act — in entertaining, genre-defying productions that are guaranteed to change your mind, if not your life.

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