Frozen Tears

10 years later
Frozen Tears

East River Flats

On September 11, 2002, the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks, we organized a gathering called Frozen Tears. We wanted to remember the tragedies of 9/11 - and the tragedies of our government's response. We reject the violence of terrorism. We reject the violence of war.

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Patrick Scully's Thrive


back again!
Tickets are $20, available at the door, only
Friday, September 30th
Saturday, October 1st
8pm both evenings
Patrick's Cabaret     ~ map ~
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

In 1985, a nurse informed Patrick Scully that he was HIV-positive, adding that, “You don’t have to tell anyone right away—it could be three or even five years before you have full-blown AIDS.”

Thrive! Celebrates being very much alive, 25 years later, and remembers the many we’ve lost. From world events to deeply personal experiences, Patrick takes his audience through two and a half decades of memories and shared history. Thrive! is a free-range narrative—meant for everyone who has been touched by HIV/AIDS and for everyone who hasn’t—told by a consummate storyteller.

Critical praise

Star Tribune review of Thrive!

"Thrive!, is an emotionally rich journey."

Full Star Tribune article

KFAI interview on Thrive!

"Extraordinary performance"

About the artist

Patrick Scully is the founder and artistic director of Patrick's Cabaret, a celebrated Minneapolis performance space. Openly gay and HIV+, Patrick has been an outspoken cultural activist on HIV/AIDS and GLBT issues for the past three decades. His work has received support from the Jerome, McKnight, and Bush Foundations, MDH/Ryan White Funding, MN AIDS Funding Consortium, American Composers’ Forum, and Minnesota State Arts Board. A performance artist and choreographer, Patrick’s work has taken him to Dublin, Rio, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and other stops around the world, most recently to Potsdam, Germany, where he staged the first ballet for 40 boats on the Havel River.