About Theatre Unbound
We provide audiences with engaging, rarely-seen perspectives on issues that are relevant and universal.
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.
Artistic Director Stacey Poirier has been named Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in the Arts by Minnesota Women's Press. Our all-female production of Julius Caesar won an Ivey Award for Inventive Reinterpretation.
Check out The Growler’s feature on working towards gender equity in theatre, complete with images from TU’s Hamlet and the 2017 Smackdown!
Clowns on the run, steampunk drama and WTF We’re proud to announce our eighteenth season of timely and invigorating stories by women artists. Tickets available now! Aliens with Extraordinary Skills by Saviana Stanescu (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Women’s Project), directed by Melissa Simmons (Providence Academy, Emmrich Productions). Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her Read more about Announcing our 2017-18 season![…]
Theatre Unbound is partnering with Raw Sugar to develop new comedies by women/trans/femme playwrights. Proposals are due May 19th. We hope to hear from you! Click here to apply.
We are sad to announce that 2016-17 is Artistic Director and Founder Stacey Poirier’s last season with Theatre Unbound. “Theatre Unbound owes everything to Stacey’s tireless work and dedication to providing opportunities for women theatre artists,” says Executive Director Anne Bertram. “We will miss her, and we wish her the very best.” Poirier says, “Sharing Read more about Stacey’s moving on, Core Company’s stepping up[…]
“Leaf on the Wind”, written by Cynthia Uhrich and Jen Tuder for the 2015 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown, has been published by Smith & Kraus in 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. Our indefatigable Smackdown Playwright Wrangler Matthew A. Everett also has two plays in this collection. Congratulations to Cynthia, Jen and Matthew!
Cherry & Spoon notes “the connecting thread of these plays is women making sometimes difficult decisions to better their lives and control their own destiny” and praises the “versatile cast.” Matthew A. Everett at Single White Fringe Geek says “Nothing mere or trifling about it…another solid outing in Unbound’s tradition of past presentations of short Read more about Cherry & Spoon, SW Fringe Geek Review “Mere Trifles”[…]
Nicole Goeden plays Mrs. Peters and other roles in Mere Trifles. Nicole is thrilled to be returning to Theatre Unbound for her first full-scale performance with them after performing in a Director’s Gym piece long ago. She has performed with various companies in Minneapolis/St. Paul, D.C., Chicago, and the U.K. and was seen most recently in The Merchant of Venice and Volpone with Read more about MERE TRIFLES ARTIST PROFILE: Nicole Goeden[…]
Jenny Moeller (Lighting Design) is Artistic Director of Raw Sugar, co-founder of Babes Into Telling Stories, and a freelance theater artist. She has worked in almost all aspects of theater and has a huge passion for helping others see their vision to reality. Jenny believes that all people have a story to tell and we Read more about MERE TRIFLES ARTIST PROFILE: Jenny Moeller[…]
Anita Kelling (Sound Design) is excited to be back with Theatre Unbound for this production of Mere Trifles. Locally, she has designed for Park Square Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, Public Theatre of Minnesota, Theatre in the Round, 20% Theatre Company, The Sabes JCC Theatre, Chameleon Read more about MERE TRIFLES ARTIST PROFILE: Anita Kelling[…]
“These are four diverse stories of women across the past century discovering their agency and quite literally realizing the power of their voices in moments of crisis.”