IF WE WERE BIRDS by Erin Shields
directed by Lee Conrads

Performing September 13-27, 2014 at Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis
TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction - http://www.nimbustheatre.com/discover/directions

Thursdays through Sundays at 730pm
Also Monday, September 15 at 730pm

*Preview* performance Friday, September 12 at 7:30pm - tickets at the door only!

A post-show discussion with the artists will follow the Friday night performances, September 19 & 26.

Through the lens of Greek tragedy, IF WE WERE BIRDS presents an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its devastating aftermath, particularly for the women who become its victims. Winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for Drama, Erin Shields' beautiful and brutal new play blends horror, humor, and human understanding.

FEATURING: Ethan Bjelland, Katherine Engel, Suzi Gard, Cynthia Hornbeck, Jill Iverson, Tara Lucchino, Laura Mason, Dann Peterson, Siddeeqah Shabazz, and Dana Lee Thompson

PRODUCTION TEAM: Karen Tait (scenic design), Chandler Daily (ASM), Jenna Rose Graupmann (costume design), Anita Kelling (sound design), Reena Novotnak (stage manager), Rachael Rhoades (production manager), and Courtney Schmitz (lighting design).

WARNING: This play contains depictions of sexual violence, strong language, and nudity.

TICKETS are $5-$25 Sliding Scale - pay what you can in that range.

If you'd prefer to pay at the door, please make a reservation by emailing tickets@tctwentypercent.org.

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Q-STAGE will perform April 30-May 9, 2015 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis

20% Theatre Company’s annual Q-STAGE: New Works Series was developed to provide more stage production opportunities and resources for local queer artists to present new performance work. For 2015, the Q-STAGE: New Works Series will be presented in partnership with Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series, a program of Intermedia Arts that presents new work in the performing, visual and literary arts, as well as multimedia and film presentations. Both Intermedia Arts and 20% Theatre Company are dedicated to using art as a tool for social change.

Q-STAGE: New Works Series seeks proposals from local, queer artists in need of stage space and resources to further develop and share new work with fellow artists and the community. We recognize that “queer” can mean vastly different things to different people. To us, “queer” is a term of radical self-definition – and can relate to personal gender or sexual identity or expression, history, presentation, artistic approach and/or content, and so much more.


The Naked I: Insides Out (world premiere), created and first produced by 20% Theatre Company in Minneapolis in February 2014, is now on a national tour!

Would you like to bring this show to your city, school, or organization? Here's how. For further questions or information contact info@tctwentypercent.org.

Winona State University (Winona, MN) - April 11, 2014
North Seattle College (Seattle, WA) - May 7, 2014
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival (Seattle, WA) - May 8, 2014
Metropolitan State University Lavender Bridge Celebration (St. Paul, MN) - May 9, 2014
St Cloud State University (St Cloud, MN) - October 2, 2014
St. Andrews Church (Albany, NY) - October 3, 2014
Trans Pride & Gathering (Northampton, MA) - October 4, 2014
Wilder Foundation (St. Paul, MN) - October 13, 2014
Minnesota State University Mankato (Mankato, MN) - November 18, 2014
Minnesota State University Moorhead (Moorhead, MN) - November 19, 2014