Full Circle Theater Company

A nonprofit organization

91 donors

Welcome to Our Circle!

Inspired by Intentional Diversity

Help us raise $3,000 

For our 2021 - 2022 Season!

We are doing two mainstage shows for the first time in our history!

Early Giving Has Begun


Give to the Max Day November 1 - 18

Donations of any amount gratefully accepted!

Park Square Theatre Presents a Full Circle Theater Production of 

The Empathy Project

Created and Written 

by Stephanie Lein Walseth 

Live, In-Person and Fully Staged

November 12 -21, 2021

After two years in development and two online readings, The Empathy Project by Stephanie Lein Walseth is finally hitting the stage. Directed by Claribel Gross, this fully staged production of The Empathy Project features a cast of nine: Song Kim, Dominique Jones, Shanan Custer, Oogie_Push, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Kim Vasquez, Peter Colburn, Marci Lucht, and Joshua C. Larson.

It also features original compositions by Paul Damico-Carper, and choreography by Mary Harding. Designers include: Tom Mays (lighting design), Mina Kinukawa (set design), Khamphian Vang (costume design) and Quinci Bachman (sound design).

Come see it November 12 - 21, 2021 at Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage.

The Empathy Project explores empathy across geographic, political, and racial divides based on interviews of rural and urban Minnesotans—people like your neighbors, your friends, or even yourself. Our production investigates the power and limits of empathy in a deeply fractured world.

Learn More About The Empathy Project

Park Square Theatre Presents a Full Circle Theater Production of



Augusto Federico Amador

Live, In-Person and Fully Staged 

April 20 - May 1, 2022

A play of magical realism and profound reconciliation

Amidst the extraordinary landscape of Chile’s Atacama desert, two strangers search for the long-lost remains of their children, “disappeared” victims of the brutal Pinochet regime. In their quest for closure, they traverse Chile’s history to examine the opposing views and actions that tore families and countries apart. Their mythic journey explores the transformative possibilities that can lead from transgression to remorse, reparation, forgiveness, and redemption.



The Full Circle Core Artist Leadership Group:

(clockwise from left to right):
Lara Trujillo, Rick Shiomi, Martha B. Johnson, Stephanie Lein Walseth and Ricardo Beaird

About The Core Artist Leadership Group

Full Circle Theater Company makes use of a unique model of inclusive leadership that embodies our company’s Equity, Inclusion, Diversity-based mission: All major artistic decisions are made collaboratively by our Core Artist Leadership Group, made up of the Artistic Director(s) and Core Artists, together representing diverse racial, ethnic, gendered, and other identities and communities.  These artistic decisions are made using a consensus process.


Staff and Core Artists

Co-Artistic Directors:  Rick Shiomi and Martha B. Johnson

Core Artists:  Lara Trujillo, Stephanie Lein Walseth, and Ricardo Beaird (Full Circle’s 2020-21 Resident Core Artist)

General Manager and Production Associate:  Quinci Bachman

Full Circle's Artistic Mission

The MISSION of Full Circle Theater is to produce heartfelt, groundbreaking theater that artfully addresses issues of diversity and social justice for 21st century audiences.

Our Core Values

We value theater that:

  • Is multiracial and multicultural in its representation of life
  • Is deeply inclusive of artists of color who share in the artistic vision of the company
  • Demonstrates a deep awareness of feminist perspectives, climate change, color conscious casting, and the inclusion of artists of all abilities
  • Incorporates intergenerational artistic collaboration
  • Integrates color conscious casting and diversity in the creative process
  • Supports the development of emerging theater artists
  • Powerfully engages diverse audiences and communities

 Types of Theater We Do

  • The creation of theater pieces based on diverse personal narratives.
  • Contemporary re-imaginings of classic plays that have the potential to explore contemporary issues, perspectives and narratives of diverse people.
  • The development of new plays and productions that focus on diverse perspectives and characters within a single work.
  • The production of already existing plays that exhibit diverse perspectives and characters within a single work.
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Organization Data


Organization name

Full Circle Theater Company

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


P.O. Box 40174 Industrial Station 1430 Concordia Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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