Theatres in Residence

We are delighted to have three partners as part of our Theatres in Residence program for 2018-2019:

Girl Friday Productions, PRIME Productions and Flying Foot Forum.

These partners theatres to watch in our vibrant local scene. They will bring diverse aesthetic approaches and artistic forms, fresh talent as well as favorite faces to the 2018-2019 Season.

Behind the scenes, each partnership is different, built on our unique assets and challenges. We work together in a spirit of joint learning and peer exchange to bring you distinctive, entertaining and meaningful experiences.

Girl Friday Productions

Girl Friday Productions’ mission is to nurture artists, inspire audiences and illuminate the human condition.

The little company that does big plays, Girl Friday Productions creates bold theatre, focusing on larger scale American plays of exceptional literary merit that are less frequently produced today. Girl Friday chooses not to do a multi-play season but to rather focus on a singular major project every other year. This approach maximizes efforts to work with challenging texts, large and skilled ensemble casts, and distinguished directors and designers.

Girl Friday seeks out plays that embody great literature, humanity, relevance and stimulating theatricality.

This season, Girl Friday Productions brings The Skin of Our Teeth the Proscenium Stage.

Prime Productions - Celebrating Women in Their Second Act - Theatre in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota


PRIME Productions seeks to explore, illuminate and support women over fifty and their stories through the creative voice of performance.

We intend to create productions that include and encourage the participation of all genders, races, sexual orientations and abilities.  It is through these varied perspectives that a complete picture can emerge and be celebrated.

Why this? why now?

We have realized there is a scarcity of substantial roles in the theater for women of a certain age: female characters tend to be stereotyped, marginalized, or lacking altogether. Considering there is so much great experienced female talent in the Twin Cities that is not fully utilized, either by the plays being produced or the roles being written, we want to fill this gap. We aim to produce plays that employ these valuable female theater artists and address issues relevant to an aging population.

We have created a theater company that:

  • Hires artists of a certain age both on stage and behind the scenes.
  • Introduces diversity by using imaginative casting to broaden the audience’s perception.
  • Encourages the creation of new works.
  • Engages with women’s organizations and senior groups as community collaborators.
  • Seeks institutional partnerships that align with our mission to serve these communities.

Prime Productions brings Marjorie Prime to the Andy Boss Stage for the 2018-2019 season.

Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum - Theatre in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota

Flying Foot Forum is a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussion and percussive dances with many other forms of music, dance and theater, telling unusual tales, creating a wild variety of characters, and exploring universal ideas in inventive and exciting new ways.

Repertory concerts and full-length pieces are available for touring along with an exciting mixture of residency activities for people of all ages and degrees of dance ability.

Flying Foot Forum will produce Heaven on the Proscenium Stage in 2019.