20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

A nonprofit organization

We tell the untold stories. We are a theatre for social change. 

“This work is transformational - no one who sees the performances leaves the theatre the same person as they were when they went in. To me, that is true art.  You are changing lives - helping people see differently - and I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to experience this show.” 

                                                                                                  - The Naked I Audience Member 

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender/gender non-binary theatre artists, and celebrating the unique contributions of these artists to social change and human rights. That's our mission.

As a theatre dedicated to social change, we believe in building community through the performing arts - by bringing artists together that may not have otherwise met, bringing ground-breaking theatre to diverse audiences, and encouraging dialogue between artists and audiences with post-show discussion opportunities and workshops. We promote acceptance and understanding with every performance, every workshop and every rehearsal.

But the real work of promoting social change is done by the artists. Central to 20% Theatre Company's mission is highlighting underrepresented voices and identities in theatre - including artists of color, artists with disabilities, women artists, and artists with queer and trans identities. These are the stories that empower the community and inspire social change.

And we believe that theatre is for everyone, so we're committed to making each and every one of our performances financially accessible through sliding scale ticketing. Over the past 14 years, we have produced over 55 plays and events, including world and regional premieres, sold-out performances, festivals, and productions that have gone on to tour locally and nationally. We have provided artistic opportunities to over 1,000 LGBTQ and allied theatre artists - paying each and every one of those artists - and our work has performed to over 20,000 patrons across Minnesota and the US.

We rely on the support of the community to do this work. Every production is a labor of love, but the best way to love our artists in the Twin Cities is to compensate them for their work. Consider making a contribution to 20% Theatre Company this Give to the Max Day.  If you have experienced a 20% Theatre production - from a seat in the audience, from on-stage or behind-the-scenes - you know first-hand how important our work is. Especially now.

Queer art is movement building, and we need you to move with us, to build with us. Invest in us today, so that more people can experience our work or share their art on a 20% Theatre stage.


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20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

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Minneapolis, MN 55407



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