Off-Leash Area: Contemporary Performance Works

A nonprofit organization

$34,873 raised by 170 donors

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Off-Leash Area is thriving, growing, and moving forward.

Off-Leash Area’s mission is to create and present original cross-disciplinary and risk-taking productions and programming throughout the Twin Cities metro area, nurturing independent, often marginalized artists at all points in their careers. We are a small, veteran, and independent company - among the most well regarded and awarded in the Twin Cities - that has enriched our local community and nurtured independent voices within the performing arts for nearly a quarter century.

With 30 original productions earning numerous awards, and widespread recognition for our innovative community programs - The Neighborhood Garage Tour, providing access to the arts for underserved communities, the Off-Kilter program supporting artists with disabilities - Off-Leash Area has greeted each new year with optimism, enthusiasm, and endless creativity.

Thank you! - Jennifer Ilse & Paul Herwig

Co-Artistic Directors - Off-Leash Area: Contemporary Performance Works


Despite the challenging times, Off-Leash Area has found innovative ways to continue its programming, and offer even more opportunities to foster growth and creativity to artists and audiences with disabilities.

Off-Leash Area brings back the Off-Kilter Cabaret program - a community program of performances, mentorships, and leadership opportunities - to support artists with disabilities on stage and in program leadership.

Off-Leash Area has re-launched the popular Neighborhood Garage Tour, expanded to support and connect with more persons with disabilities and in neighborhoods and garages across the Twin Cities metro.

Off-Leash Area is also committed to integrating all abilities into its programming and productions, and we are continuing to nurture this in our current and upcoming work.

Please consider supporting this small, resilient, and resourceful performing arts organization, giving voice to and supporting independent artists, artists with disabilities, and out-of-the box creators throughout the Twin Cities Metro!

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Organization name

Off-Leash Area: Contemporary Performance Works

other names

Off-Leash Area

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Arts & Culture


3540 34TH AVE S
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406-2733



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