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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 https://marisol.bpt.me
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