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, unconventional, vital productions featuring the top talent in the Twin Cities. 


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

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


3) Supporting the rich community of professional artists (particularly union artists) in the Twin Cities by providing collaborative, engaging, artistically challenging opportunities.


From L: Darrick Mosley* (Jeff Schrader), Alex Galick* (Seth), Robert Dorfman* (Rick), and Sara Marsh* (Jenny) in the area premiere of  Dry Powder  by Sarah Burgess | Photo: Megan Engeseth

From L: Darrick Mosley* (Jeff Schrader), Alex Galick* (Seth), Robert Dorfman* (Rick), and Sara Marsh* (Jenny) in the area premiere of Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess | Photo: Megan Engeseth


Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) rehearse a scene from  The Hothouse  by Harold Pinter — for the first time — in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) rehearse a scene from The Hothouse by Harold Pinter — for the first time — in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

The same moment pictured above in  The Hothouse  between Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) as seen by audiences in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium (Director: Benjamin McGovern+; Lighting Design: Mary Shabatura; Costume Design: Lisa Jones; Sound Design: C. Andrew Mayer) | Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

The same moment pictured above in The Hothouse between Sara Marsh* (Miss Cutts) and Robert Dorfman* (Roote) as seen by audiences in Artspace’s Grain Belt Bottling House atrium (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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