Joint Statement Regarding Final Settlements Reached In All 16 Children’s Theatre Company Cases

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Rick McAllister, Run Crew

Theatre audiences see scene changes occur, trap doors open and close, and actors fly through the air, but how do all these things actually happen? Read more to find out!

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Barry Kornhauser & CTC

Part two of our interview with playwright, Barry Kornhauser, continues as we dig deeper into his partnership with CTC as well as his artistic process in developing new work for the stage. From Reeling to Balloonacy, Kornhauser continues to be a treasured part of the CTC family.

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Mentor Month Spotlight: Savannah

It’s National Mentoring Month. According to, young people who have a mentor in their life are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold a leadership position themselves. We asked Theatre Arts Training student, Savannah, about her CTC mentor, Chris Zappa.

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Chris Schweiger, Stage Manager

Ever wonder how exactly a show gets its shape, from first rehearsal to final performance? It would be impossible without the Stage Manager. Read on to delve into the work of CTC’s Stage Manager Chris Schweiger.

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Barry Kornhauser & Corduroy

We sat down with playwright and artist-in-residence Barry Kornhauser to talk about his work developing and adapting Corduroy for the stage. Read about Kornhauser’s partnership in new play development with CTC including challenges, inspirations, memories, and more!

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Andi Soehren, Wardrobe Supervisor

Andi Soehren, the Wardrobe Supervisor at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) gives us a peek into her world of quick changes, hair and makeup adjustment, and a shocking amount of laundry!

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Neighborhood Bridges Peace Plays

This month, Neighborhood Bridges students will share messages of peace throughout the metro as they perform “Peace Plays” for their communities. Neighborhood Bridges is CTC’s nationally recognized critical literacy program.

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Junior Intern Spotlight

Meet Hannah Stenback! Hannah is a Junior Intern with CTC’s Theatre Arts Training. We sat down with Hannah to talk about her experience as a Junior Intern and hear about her plans as a future educator.

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Adriane Heflin, Technical Director

Adriane Heflin is in charge of building new worlds. As the Technical Director at Children’s Theatre Company, she manages the construction of jungles, palaces, and sparkling cities on CTC’s stages. Read more to learn about Heflin and her job!

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Ifrah Mansour’s How to Have Fun in a Civil War

Children’s Theatre Company partners with Minnesota-based Somali multimedia artist Ifrah Mansour in her production of How to Have Fun in a Civil War. We will be presenting this play with support in our Cohen Stage.

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Meet Performing Apprentice Elise Benson

Elise Benson joins CTC as the 2016-2017 Performing Apprentice! Elise is excited, “to have time to devote to learning,” as she works with CTC’s student actors, Acting Company, and creative professionals. Learn more about Elise and CTC’s premiere apprenticeship program.

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Deb Shippee, Costume Director

Deb Shippee, Children’s Theatre Company’s (CTC) Costume Director, clearly believes in the value of theatre as a power to shape lives. Shippee has spent the past eight years overseeing the costuming department at CTC, and she and her team are responsible for translating costume designers’ visions from paper sketches to the reality of the stage.

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