Off-Leash Area: Contemporary Performance Works

A nonprofit organization

$28,424 raised by 164 donors

Thank you all for a successful 2022 Give to the Max Day!

We gratefully met our match, but Off-Leash Area is still 

accepting year-end donations.

To Become a SUSTAINING SUPPORTER, Donate here, or through our website by clicking HERE!

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. 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, 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 will re-launch the popular Neighborhood Garage Tour, expanded to support and connect with more persons with disabilities in neighborhoods and garages across the Twin Cities metro. 

Off-Leash Area will remount its 2021 MainStage Production, Mulier Dierum, originally presented outdoors and under the stars at Caponi Art Park. We will produce the show with its original vision, indoors at a local theater space and featuring live an entire  choral ensemble. 

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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