Open Flame Theatre

A nonprofit organization

30% complete

$7,500 Goal

Open Flame Theatre is an all-transgender/gender non-conforming theatre ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN. Founded by Walken Schweigert and Katie Burgess in 2009 under the name the Unseen Ghost Brigade, Open Flame creates outdoor, site-responsive operatic performances about rewilding and the inherent power of transgender people. Through live music, dance, large scale climbable sculptures, and circus arts, Open Flame opens portals into surreal other-realms where the power of the imagination is released and reclaimed as part of the larger struggles for justice and freedom from colonization and the culture of capitalism. 

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Open Flame Theatre


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LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving


711 W LAKE ST STE 102