After 14 full Main Stage productions, hundreds of roles and jobs for cast and crew members, and dozens of partnerships with community support organizations since 2015, we regret to announce that Uprising Theatre Company will cease its operations and perform no more.
To celebrate the many achievements and great work Uprising has done, our leadership and board are hosting an outdoor event on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The Final Curtain Farewell Celebration will recognize the contributions of the artists, volunteers, and supporters that kept the theatre moving forward on its mission of supporting the transgender and nonbinary community in Minnesota. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Please register by August 15.
“Uprising Theatre has been a true gift while building my early directing career in Minnesota. When I first met the artistic director and fellow artists at the company, I knew that my life had changed forever. And that I finally found the “theatre family” I had been searching for. From the beginning, the company ensures that all artistic voices at the table are heard. To try, to fail. Their trustful support is what I wish every director could experience. Shannon guides and leads with expert precision. He is quick to support beautiful work while also challenging you for your work to be the very best it can be. It is because of Uprising Theatre that I have found an artistic home, with love and understanding at the forefront. They give to their artists and audience the greatest comfort in the world: that they are seen, heard, loved, and never alone.”
Our mission is to create possibility models for transgender youth and make sure that every youth has a supportive adult in their life. Using theatre to compel change and create empathy in cisgender adults, Uprising Theatre Company connects art to action. Through our work we increase access in theatre for transgender and nonbinary playwrights and artists.
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