In honor of the 100th anniversary of Pulitzer-winner Susan Glaspell's haunting classic "Trifles," we present it as part of an evening of one-acts about women as both victims and perpetrators of violence.
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We provide audiences with engaging, rarely-seen perspectives on issues that are relevant and universal.
Theatre Unbound productions have given opportunities to 137 female directors, 435 female actors, 109 male actors, and 126 female playwrights from the 10th century to the 21st.
Artistic Director Stacey Poirier has been named Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in the Arts by Minnesota Women's Press. Our all-female production of Julius Caesar won an Ivey Award for Inventive Reinterpretation.
“There’s a lot of humor, and there’s love and bonding in sisterhood.”
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Theatre Unbound joins hundreds of theatres nationwide in The Ghostlight Project. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, The Ghostlight Project brings together artists and communities to make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone. On January Read more about TU signs on with the Ghostlight Project[…]
Lavender Magazine’s John Townsend recognizes Caroline Kaiser’s performance in The How and the Why as Best Comedic Actress of 2016. Congratulations, Caroline! See all John’s picks for 2016.
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(Photo of theatre designer and activist Edith Craig) by Shannon Cron Much like today, the theatre scene throughout the 1900’s had politically passionate women at their helm. One of the earliest, most notable groups was the Actresses Franchise League: a British women’s suffrage organization. Founded in 1908, the Actresses Franchise League (AFL) was lead by Read more about How theatre made good citizens out of naive, frivolous people[…]
TU Artistic Director Stacey Poirier compiles our top picks for the 2016 Fringe.
In Yuan Dynasty China (1271-1368), women frequently appeared onstage – in fact, it’s likely that most Yuan Dynasty actors were women.
Fourteenth-century author Xia Tingzhi gives biographies of 117 female actors in his Qinglou ji qianzhu (“Green Bower Collection”). Many of these women “portrayed male military figures, demonstrating their artistic mastery of martial arts and acrobatics,” according to Chou Hui-ling, doing so even in performances with both men and women in the cast. The material they Read more about In Yuan Dynasty China (1271-1368), women frequently appeared onstage – in fact, it’s likely that most Yuan Dynasty actors were women.[…]
In Mantua, Italy, in the 1560s, two women achieved celebrity as actresses and managers of troupes performing commedia dell’arte.
“No one pays attention to anything but the plays, nor do you hear anything among the people but the words: ‘I am of Flaminia’s party’ and ‘I am of Vincenza’s,’ and both houses fill up with parties of friends,” wrote poet Antonio Ceruto in a letter in July 1566. Vincenza Armani and “Flaminia” of Rome Read more about In Mantua, Italy, in the 1560s, two women achieved celebrity as actresses and managers of troupes performing commedia dell’arte.[…]