Children’s Theatre Company Announces Kimberly Motes as the New Managing Director

The Children’s Theatre Company Board of Governors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kimberly Motes as the new Managing Director of Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) effective February 29. Motes is currently the Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of St. Thomas.

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The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats Brought to Vivid Life Onstage

"What a wonderful way to kick off Ezra's 100th birthday year!" says Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. "Peter Brosius has mounted an inspired adaptation of The Snowy Day at Children's Theatre Company, reflecting the joy of a child at play in a way that will enchant adults as well as children. This is a rare treat and not to be missed. Ezra would have been thrilled."

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Theatre Arts Training Teaching Artists

Theatre Arts Training offers beginning classes to advanced technique for students ages 2-18 building creativity, curiosity, and confidence. As a staple in our theatre for over 10 years, TAT serves over 3,000 children each year. This would not be possible without our amazing teaching staff that are dedicated to the growth and development of young people.

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Response to Anderson Lawsuit

Today, we learned that a lawsuit has been filed against John Clark Donahue who served as our Artistic Director from 1965 through the mid-1980s and against Jason McLean, a member of the company in the 1980s.

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A Partnership with North Academy of Arts & Communications Theatre Program

Clare Dickey, Theatre Program Director at North Academy of Arts and Communications in Minneapolis, describes her history with CTC and the performing arts as well as her hopes for the new arts focus of North Academy of Arts & Communications, formerly North High.

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Traci Allen Shannon will play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Traci Allen Shannon joined CTC in the 2013-2014 season as the fifth resident Acting Company member. Her first role was the title character in Cinderella that season. Before becoming a Company member, Traci performed in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy...

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'Akeelah and the Bee' triumphs on Children's Theatre stage

If playwright Cheryl West’s keen and moving adaptation of “Akeelah and the Bee” brings tears to the eyes of audience members — and many were sniffling during the extended standing ovation...

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Introducing the 2015-2016 Performing Apprentices…

We are thrilled to introduce our 2015-2016 Performing Apprentices (PAs) – China Brickey and John Jamison. CTC's Performing Apprentice program supports and nurtures the lives of young professionals in the arts by providing an immersive experience which includes roles in nearly every production, mentorship across departments, and a living wage.

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Akeelah and the Bee playwright Cheryl West in conversation

Playwright Cheryl West spoke with Elissa Adams, Director of New Play Development at CTC, about her adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee.

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Audition with Theatre Arts Training for The Laramie Project

In the summer and fall, Theatre Arts Training’s most advanced performers take the stage in audition-based, intensive programs that give students in grades 9-12 demanding material that challenges them as artists, educates them in a professional setting, and inspires them to be active voices in their community.

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Victor Zupanc Celebrates 25 years with CTC

We are thrilled to celebrate Victor Zupanc, CTC’s Music Director, on his 25th season at the theatre. Victor has worked on more than 250 productions as Composer, Musical Director, and Sound Designer throughout the country.

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Peter Pan and CTC’s 50th Anniversary in Mpls St Paul Magazine

Pick up the June copy of Mpls St Paul Magazine for a great feature on Peter Pan the Musical and CTC’s 50 year history! Get a behind-the-scenes look at staging a big musical like Peter Pan and hear from important people from the theatre’s past and present on the significance of the 50th anniversary.

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Crossing Bridges Festival

Neighborhood Bridges, CTC’s critical literacy program working in schools across the world, is finishing up the school year with a number of projects including the Crossing Bridges Festival.

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CTC’s Community Access Week of subsidized performances

CTC was thrilled to offer a week of fully-subsidized performances to The Biggest Little House in the Forest, a play developed specifically for ages 2-5, March 17 through the 22.

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CTC and the Autism Society of Minnesota offer arts workshops

CTC and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) are offering a series of four two-hour interactive family workshops modeling art-based strategies to engage the whole family.

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Bush Foundation Selects Community Creativity Cohort

The Bush Foundation selected 16 organizations that work in the arts for its Community Creativity Cohort. The Cohort is a one-time program designed to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life.

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Talking with Children About Race

CTC presents a free workshop for parents led by Alicia Sojourner of the YWCA Racial Justice program. Research shows children can develop racial biases at three years old, despite the attitudes of the adults in their lives.

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Business and Arts
Inspiring Leadership and Building Community

Children’s Theatre Company invites you to a formal lunch and conversation with Richard Davis, CEO of US Bancorp, about business in the arts and how art inspires leadership

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Why Huck Finn, Why Now?

Huck Finn premiered at CTC in the 2006-2007 season and is part of the theatre’s ongoing commitment to reimagining classics for the stage. Director Greg Banks and actor Ansa Akyea share their thoughts on this classic story and its relevance today.

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20 years on the set of Grinch

Peter Baker’s first experience at CTC is one that is shared with many children in the community. Peter’s eyes were opened to the magic of live theatre when his grandmother brought him to the first production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 1994.

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