Savage Umbrella is raising money for Springboard for the Arts.
10 years of new work, community, and conversation!
Through new works of theater, Savage Umbrella strives to engage artists and audiences in critical conversation. As a queer-led / woman-run company, we create art that asks complex questions, highlights stories of strength and resilience, and amplifies lesser heard voices in our community. Over the past 10 years, we have produced 20 original productions and numerous works-in-progress across the Twin Cities, as well as in Duluth, Canada, and South Korea.
Ten years of bold, new work.Our tenth-anniversary season featured a chorus of well-loved projects including: SWEET DREAMS, ALFIE (a “harrowing, immersive ride” into the dark corners of our mind), THE AWAKENING (the "truly lovely and moving story" of Edna Pontellier), Night of New Works (new works-in-progress incubation program featuring squids, swindlers, and secret bathrooms), VELVET SWING Workshop ("A promising new play about a devastating old star" - Evelyn Nesbit), and EX-GAYS ("a moving protest piece" about the dangers of pray-the-gay-away.) This March, we'll wrap up our anniversary season with THE RAVAGERS (a site-specific and haunting version of Aeschylus’ THE SUPPLIANTS). All of these works open up conversations of who we are, how we are, and how we all exist together in this complicated, messy, beautiful thing called life.
The next chapter.
After a decade of making-making-making, we are looking forward to a bright future of even more exciting adventures. Our next chapter will focus on deepening our partnerships around the Minnesota, moving forward with our "accessibility as an attitude" initiative, strengthening our commitment to equity and safety in the rehearsal room, and continuing to focus our mission on LGBTQIA+ and women-centric stories. We're ready for the next ten years of bold, new work.
Laura, Hannah, Megan, Alana, core company members
Neal, Emily, Kathryn, Meghan, Meagan, Mike, Allison, Nick, company members
Blake, Mason, Rachel, Amber, Carl, artistic advisory board members