Collective Unconscious Performance
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Collective Unconscious Performance David is raising money for Springboard for the Arts.

Collective Unconscious Performance creates original, ensemble-driven theatre in Minneapolis, MN

Support our work in 2018!

Inspired by the universal human experiences found in myths and fairy tales, Collective Unconscious Performance re-imagines and re-tells stories that have stayed with us for centuries. Collective Unconscious’ mission is to create original plays that examine the complexities and contradictions found within these age-old stories. Collective Unconscious strives to transform narratives in order to give voice to the voiceless, to spotlight stories that are not often presented onstage, and to foster ongoing community dialogue.

Your generous gift will go into the pockets of the artists working on our upcoming, brand-new production of Le Cirque Féerique!

Le Cirque Féerique (The Fairy Circus)

Directed by David Hanzal
Written by Emily Dendinger,
created in collaboration with the ensemble
October 5-14, 2018 at the Art Box

Paris, 1690, the center of culture: Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy and her non-conformist friends fight for independence and equality during the oppressive reign of King Louis XIV. Through storytelling and champagne-infused salons, these women critiqued and challenged society’s expectations for women over 100 years before the first wave of feminism. Marie-Catherine and her crew were best-selling authors in their day, and invented fairy tales as we know them. So whatever happened to these bold, groundbreaking women, and the subversive fairy tales that they spun? Le Cirque Féerique asks: How may a strong, independent woman live the life she dreams and make her voice truly heard in a patriarchal system? How does one seek out authenticity and independence when society tries to silence your voice at nearly every turn?

Learn more about our work at Thank you for your generous support, and for being part of the Collective Unconscious community!

Our upcoming production of Le Cirque Féerique is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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