Savage Umbrella
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Savage Umbrella raising money for Springboard for the Arts

10 years of new work, community, and conversation!

Savage Umbrella co-operates as a company to create new works of theater, constantly striving to engage artists and audiences in vital discourse. We believe theater is critical shelter, embodying compassionate space for relevant conversation. Read more about the importance of supporting artists on Give to the Max Day on the SU blog:

Savage Umbrella embarks on the tenth anniversary season.

As we head into 2017, we are so excited to announce our tenth anniversary season! That's right, the first ever Savage Umbrella production took place in 2007. This season features new workshops along with reimaginings of four well-loved Savage Umbrella original productions: SWEET DREAMS, ALFIE (a “harrowing, immersive ride” at the Twin Cities Horror Festival!), THE AWAKENING (an original adaptation of Kate Chopin’s landmark feminist novel), NIGHT OF NEW WORKS (a workshop opportunity for local new work makers), VELVET SWING (a new workshop project inspired by the sordid tale of Evelyn Nesbit), EX-GAYS (a scathing socio-political camp satire), and 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, where we come from, and how we all exist together in this complicated, messy, beautiful thing called life.

Together is better than alone.

We lust for the uncharted and the unknown; we embrace and dissect the familiar. We actively embody all the contradictions we are as individuals. Raw, lyrical, dumb, intellectual, muscular, fragile, inspiring, fierce, compassionate. We foster projects from inception to performance; we are talking talking making making making doing, and that challenge is both the process and the result. Being a multi-faceted and multi-talented group helps us amplify and strengthen our conversations so that we can tease out the strongest and most challenging ideas to share in our work.

You make this happen - get under the umbrella!

Your generous support is the reason we're able to make theater that engages you--our amazing audience!--in socially relevant conversations. We're excited to make this work. We're excited to have you be a part of it. Thank you for contributing the resources it takes to create new theater and keep Savage Umbrella going strong.


Laura, Hannah, Megan, Alana, core company members
Neal, Emily, Kathryn, Mike, Allison, Nick, company members
Blake, Mason, Rachel, Amber, Carl, artistic advisory board members

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