Our Mission

Director Benjamin McGovern+ and actors Sara Marsh* and John Catron* rehearse  The Hothouse  by Harold Pinter in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Director Benjamin McGovern+ and actors Sara Marsh* and John Catron* rehearse The Hothouse by Harold Pinter in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp


Dark & Stormy Productions seeks to enrich the community by providing artistically excellent, relevant, and thought-provoking productions that engage and inspire both the audience and the artist.


Director Benjamin McGovern+ and actors Sally Wingert* and Robert Dorfman* rehearse the United States premiere of  And So It Goes  by George F. Walker | Photo: Melissa Hesse

Director Benjamin McGovern+ and actors Sally Wingert* and Robert Dorfman* rehearse the United States premiere of And So It Goes by George F. Walker | Photo: Melissa Hesse


We have three primary goals:

1) Fostering new theatergoers.


Tracey Maloney* (Terry), Mel Day (Director), Minneapolis Judge Kristin Siegesmund, Sara Marsh* (Marjorie), Emily Bridges* (Patricia), and James Rodríguez (Raul) facilitate a post-show discussion of  Extremities  by William Mastrosimone attended by Theoroi (the Shubert Club’s under age-35 patron group) and other audience members | Photo: Lynn-Ellen St. Martin

Tracey Maloney* (Terry), Mel Day (Director), Minneapolis Judge Kristin Siegesmund, Sara Marsh* (Marjorie), Emily Bridges* (Patricia), and James Rodríguez (Raul) facilitate a post-show discussion of Extremities by William Mastrosimone attended by Theoroi (the Shubert Club’s under age-35 patron group) and other audience members | Photo: Lynn-Ellen St. Martin


2) Sustaining current audiences by offering them the opportunity to see intimate, nontraditional, vital productions featuring top talent in the Twin Cities. 


Luverne Seifert* (Ray), Sara Marsh* (Una), and Michaela Johnson (Director) facilitate a post-show discussion on the set of  Blackbird  by David Harrower | Photo: David Burley

Luverne Seifert* (Ray), Sara Marsh* (Una), and Michaela Johnson (Director) facilitate a post-show discussion on the set of Blackbird by David Harrower | Photo: David Burley


3) Supporting the rich community of professional artists (with an emphasis on union and pre-union artists) in the Twin Cities by providing collaborative, unconventional, artistically engaging opportunities.


From L: Alex Galick* (Seth) and Darrick Mosley* (Jeff Schrader) in the area premiere of  Dry Powder  by Sarah Burgess | Photo: Thomas John Wallace

From L: Alex Galick* (Seth) and Darrick Mosley* (Jeff Schrader) in the area premiere of Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess | Photo: Thomas John Wallace


Before: First rehearsal of a scene between Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) from  The Hothouse  by Harold Pinter in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Before: First rehearsal of a scene between Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) from The Hothouse by Harold Pinter in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

After: The same moment in the scene between Sara Marsh* and Robert Dorfman* from  The Hothouse  (pictured above) as it looked in performances (Director: Benjamin McGovern+; Lighting Design: Mary Shabatura; Costume Design: Lisa Jones; Sound Design: C. Andrew Mayer) | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

After: The same moment in the scene between Sara Marsh* and Robert Dorfman* from The Hothouse (pictured above) as it looked in performances (Director: Benjamin McGovern+; Lighting Design: Mary Shabatura; Costume Design: Lisa Jones; Sound Design: C. Andrew Mayer) | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

 

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*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

+Member, Stage Directors’ and Choreographers’ Society


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