Full Circle Theater Company

A nonprofit organization

96 donors

Welcome to Our Circle!

Inspired by Intentional Diversity

Help us raise $3,000 

For our 2022 - 2023 Season!

Two Mainstage Productions | One Livestreaming Event

Early Giving Has Begun


Give to the Max Day November 1 - 17

Donations of any amount gratefully accepted!

Park Square Theatre Presents a Full Circle Theater Production of 

Fire in the New World

Written and Directed

by Rick Shiomi

Live, In-Person and Fully Staged

October 19 - November 6, 2022

Don’t miss this savvy detective caper that’s smart and fun with a dash of social commentary and plenty of sly intrigue! Sam Shikaze, hard-boiled private eye, fights crime in Vancouver’s Japantown in the years after WWII. This time he’s up against a big time developer intent on bulldozing the community and the New World Hotel. But when the developer’s beautiful Japanese American wife goes missing, it’s up to Sam to find her!

Written and directed by R.A. Shiomi, this world premiere is the third installment of Shiomi’s hit noir-style detective comedies featuring Sam Shikaze. The first play in the trilogy, Yellow Fever, has been produced Off-Broadway, across North America, and in Japan. The New York production received a rave review in the New York Times:

“As a playwright, Mr. Shiomi is his own crafty private investigator, making his points through indirection and with droll humor…. Mr. Shiomi’s Yellow Fever is so captivating that it makes one eager for further adventures of the inimitable Sam Shikaze.”  – Mel Gussow, The New York Times


Full Circle Theater Presents

Stories Exploring Issues Of

Disability and Theater

December 9-11

Full Circle Theater Production of


by Sophokles

In a new translation by Anne Carson 

May 16 - 28, 2023 

The famed ancient Greek play ANTIGONE depicts Antigone’s public defiance of a Theban king’s tyrannical choices, and explores themes of civil disobedience and speaking truth to power. 

ANTIGONICK is Anne Carson’s unique translation and re-envisioning of ANTIGONE. Her new title evokes the crucial timing of events, the “nick of time,” in the play.

Anne Carson is an internationally acclaimed poet and translator. 

ANTIGONICK will feature actor/dancer Oogie_Push, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, in the role of Antigone.

Directed by Full Circle Co-Founder and Core Artist, Martha B. Johnson



The Full Circle Core Artist Leadership Group:

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

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 Stephanie Lein Walseth

Core Artists:  Lara Trujillo, Stephanie Lein Walseth, and Siddeeqah Shabazz (Full Circle’s 2022 Resident Core Artist)

Managing Director:  Quinci Bachman

Full Circle's Artistic Mission

The MISSION of Full Circle Theater is to create transformative theater that centers marginalized perspectives, practices equity and access, and engages diverse artists and audiences in the creation of a more socially just world.

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.
For more information, Please visit our website and like us on Facebook.

Organization Data


Organization name

Full Circle Theater Company

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture




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