Theatre Coup d'Etat
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Theatre Coup d'Etat James is raising money for Springboard for the Arts.

A fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts.

WHAT'S NEXT: Marisol by José Rivera, directed by Ricardo Vázquez, performing May 4 - 19, 7:30pm at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis . Tickets available online at

Where the money goes

First and foremost: the artists' salaries. Over 65% of our budget goes directly to our actors, stage manager, costumer, set and lighting designers, videographers, photographers, graphic designers, and directors. The remaining costs include rehearsal space, production rights to the show, and marketing. Great projects are made possible by generous contributors like you!

About Theatre Coup d’Etat 

Among the Coup d'Etat's hallmarks is introducing theatre to new venues, many of which have gone on to become consistently successful performance spaces for other theater companies as well as their own. These include the American Swedish Institute, where the company’s Ivey Award-winning production of Hamlet was the first play performed. The critically acclaimed production of One Flea Spare at the Soap Factory Basement in 2014 opened another new and successful venue. In the summer of that year, the company brought Shakespeare to the south side of the Minnesota River, with their popular outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kelley Park in Apple Valley. Coup d'Etat followed these up with their production of 'Art' by Yasmina Reza at Muse Event Center in Spring 2015, where it was raved by critics and audiences alike. After Equus was given the company's second Ivey Award in five years, Coup d'Etat ushered in an original adaptation of Antigone at SpringHouse Ministry Center from September 30 - October 17, 2016. 

Theatre Coup d’Etat productions and performers are regularly featured in awards and “best-of” lists. These include:

2012 “Classical Performance of the Year”, Star Tribune, Romeo & Juliet

    • 2013 Ivey Award for Best Director, Hamlet

    • 2014 “Years Best”, City Pages, One Flea Spare

    • 2014 “Best Show”, Lavender Magazine, One Flea Spare

    • 2014 “Favorite Show,” Cherry & Spoon, One Flea Spare

    • 2015 "Best of the Year", City Pages, Equus

    • 2015 "Best Play" Nomination, Twin Cities Theater Bloggers, Equus

    • 2015 “Best Productions”, Lavender Magazine, Equus

    • 2016 "Best Director" and "Best Emerging Artist", City Pages, Equus

    • 2016 Ivey Award for Best Acting, Equus

    • 2016 Best Supporting Dramatic Actress, Lavender Magazine, The Glass Menagerie

    • 2016 “Best Sound Design”, City Pages, Antigone

    • 2016 “Best Production”, Lavender Magazine, Antigone

    • 2017 “Best Supporting Actor”, Lavender Magazine, The Baltimore Waltz

    • 2017 “Best Production”, “Outstanding Playwriting”, “Best Costume Design”, “Best Cross-Gender Performance”, “Best Supporting Actor”, Lavender Magazine, Moby Dick

CDT’s work is visceral and brutally honest with powerful, grounded performances that resonate long after our show is over.

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