Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Theatre Unbound Inc

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.theatreunbound.com

Mission Statement

Theatre Unbound delivers thought-provoking live theatre conceived and created by women, providing audiences with engaging, rarely-seen perspectives on issues that are relevant and universal.

Main Programs

  1. Mainstage
  2. Directors' Gym

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Service Areas

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Minnesota

Primarily Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and surrounding counties.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Ms. Stacey Poirier

Co Principal Officer

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Ms. Anne Bertram

Keywords

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women's theatre

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EIN

61-1443217

 Number

7465383593

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Founded in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 1999, Theatre Unbound has built a strong track record of fulfilling our mission. In today’s American theatre scene, where only 18% of plays are written or directed by women, 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.

The work we produce ranges from contemporary classics like Paula Vogel’s How I Learned To Drive, a witty, poignant drama about surviving childhood sexual abuse, to world premieres like Anne Bertram’s Frankenstein Incarnate: The Passions of Mary Shelley, a “multifaceted” (City Pages) drama about Shelley’s life and best-known work, to revivals of scripts by early women writers, like Alice Gerstenberg’s “Overtones,” a sharp satire about the contrast between what we say and how we feel.

We foster new work through two regular programs. Every year, we produce a 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown, in which twelve playwrights, six directors and dozens of actors create and perform six short pieces between nine a unique project which gives eight female directors the opportunity to devise new short pieces and present them to an audience of the general public and specially-invited representatives from theatre and film producers.

Other notable public recognition:


In April 2010, St. Catherine University invited us to remount our 2009 Fringe Festival hit, Most Massive Woman Wins, for their BodyLove week of programming about women’s relationship with their bodies.



In May 2010, Minnesota Women’s Press named us “Favorite Local Theatre Company” in their annual “What Women Want” issue.



In May 2010, the Minnesota Fringe Festival invited us to perform in their annual fundraiser.



In April 2011, Norwegian composer Anne Lorentzen obtained funding and traveled to St. Paul to present her performance piece about serial killer Belle Gunness in conjunction with a performance of Murderess.



A review of our Spring 2012 all-female production of Julius Caesar praised its “great insight and passionate commitment to making the language sing”.

Programs

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Program 1

Mainstage

Theatre Unbound produces between two and four full-length mainstage shows each season. Scripts are written by women (except for our two productions of Shakespeare), directed by women and feature lead roles for women.

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Program 2

Directors' Gym

Eight female directors get the chance to devise new short works on a specific theme for an audience of the general public and specially-invited theatre and film producers.

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Service Areas

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Minnesota

Primarily Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and surrounding counties.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Stacey Poirier

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Anne Bertram

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

JoAnn Fernandez

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Term: June 2012 - May 2013

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