FRANK THEATRE

Double the fun! McKnight offers matching grant to Frank!

The McKnight Foundation has offered a $5,000 matching grant to Frank for every NEW or INCREASED donation we receive!

For 27 years, Frank has continued to create work that challenges both our artists and our audiences. Our productions put us all face to face with the diverse world we live in — pushing us to wrestle with new challenges in hopes of sparking dialogue about social, political and cultural issues. Our current production of Bertolt Brecht's THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN, which has garnered glowing reviews as it is staged in a former Rainbow Foods store in south Minneapolis, is a brilliant example of what Frank does. Our upcoming production of Claudia Rankin's ground-breaking, prize-winning book, is another (March 2017, Intermedia Arts).

One of Frank’s greatest treasures is our artists, some of whom have been with us for over 20 years. We believe in them, and they believe in us. Together, we create raw work with many resourceful hands, and we bring award-winning, compelling productions to you, our audience, as we perform all over town.

Frank continues to work hard to increase our programming, expand our educational efforts, and raise our artists fees. We'd love to see you more often, so we’re trying to increase our season to four productions a year. Our education program has caught fire, with two strong relationships built through our residencies: one with an alternative high school in south Minneapolis, and another in a rural school 30 miles north of Cloquet. Working with underserved populations is enormously rewarding and we hope to increase our opportunities to work in schools. Finally, our artists are worth their weight in gold — and we’d like to recognize their value by increasing the fees they're paid for their work with Frank.
Lastly, Frank wouldn't be here without you. You’re the reason we’ve been able to keep cranking out our signature work for over a quarter of a decade! We hope you'll keep Frank on your list of charitable causes. We promise to continue to bring you honest, powerful and challenging work. We couldn’t have come this far without your help. Help us continue to be frank! 

Help us take advantage of the McKnight Foundation's challenge by making a donation today, or increasing your previous donation. Every increase is matched by McKnight!
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