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The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.(close)
Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres, is a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the vibrant cultural atmosphere of the Twin Cities. Our mission is to engage the community in a diverse array of live performances and educational experiences to enrich lives, inspire an affinity for our historic theatres and contribute to the economic vitality of the Twin Cities. (close)
- The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists on its Music Theater and McKnight Theatre stages. (close)
The Children’s Theatre Company seeks to be an international model for excellence in theatre. We strive to lead in the creation of new work for young people, in theatre training and generating initiatives for using theatre in education and community development. The Children’s Theatre Company will create an urban cultural center for young people and families, where theatre is the centerpiece, out of which emerge programs and activities celebrating diverse art forms, ideas and cultures. We will utilize the power of theatre to open discussion, touch hearts and question accepted notions.(close)
Park Square celebrates your love for the pleasure and power of live theatre. Show after show, your experience is filled with the Twin Cities’ top talent – from actors and directors who breathe life into compelling stories to designers who conjure unique worlds. Every nuance registers, with a stage large enough to create boundless imagery, but small enough for perfect sightlines, crisp acoustics, and immediate connection.(close)
Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.
Penumbra’s goals are:
* To increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition.
* To encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment and model.
* To use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.
* To continue to maintain and stabilize a black performing arts community.(close)
Stages Theatre Company (STC) operates out of the Hopkins Center for the Arts (HCA), a 37,000 square-foot art facility located on Mainstreet in the heart of Downtown Hopkins. STC spearheaded the effort to build the HCA, which is the recipient of the James C. Howland Award for Urban Enrichment, that recognizes community efforts which have preserved and/or enriched the environmental quality of life in cities and towns, and an Arts Access Award for Accessible Performance Space by Very Special Arts Minnesota.(close)
- Founded in 1992 as a professional theater company that included actors with disabilities, Interact expanded its vision in 1996 to become a recognized center for both the performing and visual arts.(close)
Mixed Blood Theatre has invited the global village into its audience and onto its stage for its unique brand of provocative, inclusive, and predictably unpredictable theater since 1976. With programming in its historic firehouse in Minneapolis, in satellite venues throughout the Upper Midwest, and in the national workplace, Mixed Blood leads audiences to a much larger world, using relevant and entertaining theater to spawn a ripple effect of social change. Winner of numerous awards for its human rights and artistic accomplishments, Mixed Blood pays positive attention to differences and champions access. The company annually serves 75,000 people through its mainstage season of new plays, a regional tour of 5–7 shows, and a series of customized productions addressing workplace inclusion.(close)
History Theatre is a recognized leader in Minnesota, the Midwest, and the nation for creating new work based on the American experience. We will be an essential cultural destination for artists, audiences, and patrons as well as a leading resource for theatre companies desiring to produce original and dynamic work.(close)
Founded by Bain Boehlke in 1991 in a storefront space at the corner of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis, the Jungle Theater quickly established a loyal following and received widespread critical acclaim for its productions. In 1999, the theater moved into its permanent home: an intimate 150-seat space around the corner from its original location. In addition to the Jungle’s main stage productions of classic and contemporary plays, the theater also maintains community arts education and outreach programs which serve the Greater Metro area, and reflect the theater’s ongoing commitment to neighborhood and community.(close)
SteppingStone Theatre’s mission is “to develop the whole child by using educational theatre programs, and fully staged productions to build self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of community while celebrating diversity in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.”
SteppingStone’s programs foster creativity, self-expression and self-confidence; teach children and youth about history, diverse cultures, literature and the arts while making learning engaging and entertaining; and help to create in youth a lifelong appreciation for the arts.(close)
The Creative Institute at Actors Theater of Minnesota is committed to provide a creative educational experience in an environment of collaboration and openness. (close)
- Lyric Arts Company of Anoka is a non-profit community theater geared toward entertainment and educational opportunities for people of all ages.(close)
Illusion Theater was founded in 1974 and presents its season on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since the beginning, Producing Directors Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have led Illusion Theater in illuminating the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and in using the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change. In thirty-five years, Illusion has generated over 500 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion’s work has catalyzed conversations in living rooms, kitchens, coffee houses, and board rooms, and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals.(close)
- Located in downtown Saint Paul at the corner of Wabasha Avenue and Exchange Street, the Fitzgerald Theater was built as the Schubert Theater in 1910. Today it is the home to Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, as well as a wide variety of concerts, lectures, and productions from all over the world.(close)
We exist to enrich the cultural fabric of the communities we serve by producing quality theater and arts programs, welcoming and nurturing talent and providing educational opportunities for our community.(close)
- Since 1973, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre has been using water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence.
In 2009, HOBT was one of only 90 non-profit theaters from across the country to be awarded a Recovery Act Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Drawing inspiration from the world’s traditions of puppet and mask theatre and its lively roots in transformative ritual and street theatre, HOBT creates vital, poetic theater for all ages and backgrounds. (close)
- The Southern Theater cultivates artistic exploration by providing a vibrant home for performance, fostering a multiplicity of voices, and catalyzing connections among artists and audience. The Southern presents and produces performance characterized by innovation and originality. We value connections to the local community and celebrate artwork that holds potential for transformative exchange. On stage, we are unyielding in our commitment to the highest levels of professionalism and artistic integrity.(close)
Inspired by the rich canvas of the human experience, Theater Latté Da (TLD) connects artists, audiences, and communities through diverse stories that are intimate, amusing, and enlightening. One of only a handful of theater companies in the country dedicated to innovative musical theater, TLD’s passion for a bold approach expands the genre by originating new works, radically reinventing classics from the musical theater canon, and experimenting with unusual forms, musical styles and storytelling techniques. TLD prizes the entire development and creative process and strives to attain the highest levels of artistic achievement.(close)
- Youth Performance Company fuels the creative spirit of youth by developing, empowering and advancing young artists. Through direct programming that includes productions, classes, in-school residencies, community appearances, and a leadership development component, YPC provides affordable and meaningful arts experiences for Twin Cities families, children, and teens.(close)
Pangea World Theater begins from the fundamental paradigm of diversity in the world. Our work expresses this reality and our organization advances this possibility consciously. Since its inception in 1995, Pangea’s goals have included creating a new literature with stories from different communities for theater, changing our methods of auditioning in order to include artists from diverse communities who are not trained in the traditional western methods of the audition process, and creating new possibilities and new aesthetic realities for a more diverse audience. As the community of the Twin Cities has become increasingly diverse with the influx of new immigrants, Pangea has actively sought individuals from these communities to be part of our artistic and advisory team.(close)
- One of the oldest theatres in the state, Theatre in the Round Players, Inc. (TRP) has established a national reputation and has received numerous awards for artistic and managerial excellence. Its unique arena was described in the Los Angeles Times as a model which “should be studied by everyone considering doing the same, so well does it master the pluses and minuses of the tricky in-the-round form…” TRP’s year-round schedule of mainstage productions is produced by professional artistic directors and more than 300 volunteer artists, designers, and technicians, supported by 80+ volunteers behind the scenes — box office staff, house managers, committee and Board members.(close)
The Outer Limit of the Local Imagination Since 1993. Bedlam Theatre’s Mission is to produce radical works of theater with a focus on collaboration and a unique blend of professional and community art.(close)
- Hosts eclectic, experimental shows two weekends each month. Its mission is to provide artists with an accessible, friendly venue to develop their work.(close)
- Shows are most often presented in the intimate, 149-seat Hillcrest Center Theater at 1978 Ford Parkway in the Highland area of St. Paul. With all seats close to the action, the consistently acclaimed work mesmerizes the youngest child through the oldest adult. Sometimes performances are presented at other venues to make our work accessible to as many patrons as possible. Three initiatives illustrate MJTC’s concern for its audiences.(close)
- Frank Theatre is a professional theatre company committed to producing unique work that stretches the skills of the artists who create the work while simultaneously challenging the everyday perceptions of the audience through the exploration of ideas and issues of social, political and/or cultural concern.
- Actors tell us that the nurturing, but challenging creative environment at the BNI is unique and powerful. They also tell us that they enjoy being a part of the BNI ‘creative gymnasium,’ which gives them the opportunity to meet other actors and artists who share similar passions and goals. That is why we expanded our offerings beyond ‘improvisation’ to include basic and advanced acting training. We formed partnerships with several professional acting instructors so that the same creative nurturing environment we are known for in our improvisation programs could exist for actors. We have selected these instructors because their acting philosophies and teaching styles compliment the improvisation principles and workshops we offer at the Brave New Institute. These acting workshops are a great next step for improvisers who want to expand their tool belt. These programs also offer new and experienced actors the opportunity to sharpen their tools in a quality, nurturing environment(close)