Six Points Theater

A nonprofit organization

Exploring universal stories through a Jewish lens, Six Points Theater brings artists and audiences together in an intimate setting to create provocative theater that reveals the common threads of humanity.

Six Points Theater, formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, is known as the preeminent independent professional theater in the United States exploring life through a Jewish lens. Over the years, Six Points Theater won five Ivey Awards, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Arts Achievement Award, produced 12 world premieres, and gained a reputation as a theater that is bold and willing to address controversial topics. Six Points Theater produces theater of the highest artistic standards, and by doing so, ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds.

Six Points Theater's 2022 - 2023 Season began with Mathew Goldstein's Groupthink, a provocative satire on business and politics that explored honesty, equity, and the state of being human in the world today. A world premiere production of a play first presented in our New-Play Reading Festival this past March. 

We just finished our run of Matty Selman's Uncle Philip's Coat with the extraordinary JC Cutler. The Star Tribune review said: “A master class in character studies…Cutler does such a marvelous job.” As Matty, JC played a middle-aged struggling actor, who inherits an old, shabby coat from his deceased Uncle Philip. As Matty learns about the history of this timeworn garment - saving a life in a Russian pogrom, displaying brassieres for sale on Coney Island’s Boardwalk, and providing warmth for a hardscrabble life on the streets of New York - it becomes a treasured possession, living on as a coat for dreamers.  

Trayf, by Lindsay Joelle, begins in February 2023. This poignant and heartwarming comedy centers around Shmuel and Zalmy, two Chabad-Lubavitcher young men. When they go into the secular community to engage non-observant Jews and do good deeds in their Mitzvah tank - “Mitzvahs on the Spot for People on the Go”- they meet Jonathan, a charismatic millennial Catholic man searching for meaning and purpose. As the twosome becomes a circle of three, friendships and love of Judaism are tested.

The final play of this season is Anna Ziegler's The Wanderers. It runs April 29 - May 21, 2023. Esther and Schmuli are newlyweds, navigating an arranged marriage in their Hasidic Jewish community. Sophie and Abe are young parents, mid-career authors and cultural Jews, restless in their marriage. As disagreements and deceptions slowly unravel both relationships, two disparate stories tie together in an artful examination of love and a search for happiness. This beautiful new play, by the author of Six Points Theater hits Actually and Photograph 51, explores complexities of relationships and the human condition. 

Your donation to Six Points Theater will support a professional theater that is unique to the Twin Cities, state of Minnesota, the region and the country. Nationally respected for its work, Six Points Theater is a small professional theater that produces outstanding plays and musicals while exploring Jewish culture and contemporary issues that are universal to people of all backgrounds, entertaining and educating by highlighting the universality of our experiences and promoting tolerance in our world. Our general audiences are almost equally Jewish and non-Jewish. 

- Mainstage Productions: Our season of plays is composed of summer, fall, winter, and spring offerings, including a holiday show that is geared for the youngest theatergoers and which also provides the only professional show about Chanukah for families and school groups in the region. 

- Doorways: Our initiative of ongoing programs such as community forums, post-show symposia, panel discussions, written communications, and work with schoolchildren, all designed to open the doors to greater understanding and enjoyment of the plays Six Points Theater presents and deepen insights into the subjects and issues they address.  

- Wellsprings: Our mission to develop new plays to bring to the stage has expanded with the addition of Robert Dorfman, the Director of Wellsprings and New Play Development at Six Points Theater (SPT). He's an actor/director/producer who's worked in theater, television and film across the country. Robert has also been involved with the search and evaluation of new plays and musicals for several national programs and competitions including New Dramatists in New York. As Director, he will advance the SPT mission to develop new plays that look at life through a Jewish lens and reveal the common threads of humanity with the goal of bringing new Jewish plays to national awareness. To date, the theater has produced 12 world premieres. 

For more information about Six Points Theater, please visit our website

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Six Points Theater

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PO Box 16155
Saint Paul, MN 55116


651 647-4315

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