In August, 20% Theatre Company announced our exciting 15th and final season of programming, and that we will sunset (permanently close) with integrity and celebration in 2021. The outpouring of love, support, and memories during this transition has been overwhelming. Thank you for sharing what 20% means to you! For more information about our sunset, visit tctwentypercent.org/sunset.
QUEER ART IS MOVEMENT BUILDING
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender/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.
CELEBRATION & REFLECTION
We invite you to celebrate 15 years with us over the course of our final season!
We are extremely proud of the community we have built since 2006! We have accomplished so much, and we are no longer the only company providing artistic opportunities for queer and trans artists in the Twin Cities. Far from it, in fact. Back in 2008, when we first produced a play with transgender content, it was ground-breaking. People packed the houses, and took buses from Indiana to come see what we were doing because no one else was doing it, especially not in the Midwest!
Over the past 15 years, we have produced more than 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 more than 1,000 LGBTQ and allied theatre artists — paying each and every one of those artists — and our work has performed to more than 20,000 patrons across Minnesota and the US. We have connected artists that may not have otherwise met, brought ground-breaking theatre to diverse audiences, and encouraged dialogue between artists and audiences with post-show discussion opportunities and workshops. We promoted acceptance and understanding with every performance, every workshop and every rehearsal.
Now, numerous companies, arts organizations and projects for trans artists exist, and it is wonderful. We know we played a role in that. We know we are important and have mattered to so many people over the years, and it is time for us to make space for the next generation of artists and performance makers. We are sunsetting with grace. We are proud.
Making a gift to 20% Theatre Company means investing in the artists of our 15th season. Our remaining expenses will still be critical to ensure we have the resources to meet our final commitments. If we raise more than we need, we will be able to re-grant remaining funds to Lightning Rod to continue producing Q-STAGE: New Works Series into the future. Please donate to support our final season!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!