Workhouse Theatre Company Updates

2008 recipient of the IVEY award
for Overall Excellence in Theater
for ‘Night Mother

April 2015 Updates
Free public reading on Monday!

Join us for our Public Readings Series which occurs on the second Monday of each month through June 2015 at The Warren Artist Habitat, located at 4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN  55412, at 7 pm.

What:  Reading of Christine Kallman’s A Falling Out, with moderated discussion by our playwright-in-residence, Matthew A. Everett.

When: Monday, April 13th at 7 PM

WhereThe Warren Artist Habitat – 4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN  55412

Sam Pearson reading of Deboarh Yarchun’s
Bomber’s Moon 

Synopsis:  A Falling Out tells the story of a 1962 small town Iowa family that is split apart bydifferences over the military, war, and nuclear weapons during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Each character has a mouthpiece of sorts. The question is, how will they use it? Through Phil’s outrageously stereotyped puppets and wacky TV interviews, Elma’s chatty and “patriotic” newspaper column, and Rochelle’s risky actions at a peace rally turned violent, they delve into World War II heroism, Nazi terror, and the horror of the Hiroshima bombing. The play magnifies questions of ethics, racism, loyalty, and patriotism as the Dooley family makes difficult choices during this kinetic time straddling the fierce patriotism of post-WWII America and the imminent cultural revolution. In August of 2015 we will mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombingsThe Playwright:  Christine Kallman is a playwright, lyricist, poet and musician. Much of her work for stage treats crisis points in community, often within an historical context. Six of her full-length plays have received support from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, threeof these for full production. Kallman has served as director, teacher and playwright for the Young People’s Theater Workshop in Northfield, Minnesota for nine seasons. She is a member of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

The reading will be directed by Linda Paulsen and features McKinnley Aitchison, Emanuel Ardeleanu, Hugh Kirsch, Kristen Mathisen, Richard Jackson, Joel Raney, and Mike Swan

New Education Classes Announced!

We are excited to offer three new classes this month:

  • Survey of US Dialects and Accents with Foster Johns, beginning Tuesday April 21st
  • Acting for the Camera with Mathew G. Anderson, beginning Monday April 20th
  • Screenwriting with Mathew G. Anderson, beginning Monday April 20th

To learn more and sign up, check out our Education page HERE


The Greenhouse Project


Play selections for our readings are culled from submissions to our play development program: the Greenhouse Project. The Greenhouse Project provides an opportunity for playwrights with ties to Minnesota to have their scripts evaluated for possible inclusion in our Public Reading Series.  Scripts with particular promise might be chosen for a Development Workshop and potentially a full scale production by WTC.  For more information regarding eligibility and submission guidelines, visit our website at 

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