Theatre Pro Rata

A nonprofit organization

$7,442 raised by 45 donors

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$6,000 Goal

Theatre Pro Rata (Mpls, MN). We create theatre where audience and artists share passion for the play.

As Theatre Pro Rata navigates some big years, we are thrilled to be celebrating our first 20 years and looking ahead to our next 20. Your support helps us do that. The Cats of Pro Rata are helping us fundraise for our next show, By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr. It is an uncompromising take of greed, betrayal, murder, and profound self-sacrifice loosely based on Euripides' tragedy Medea. And our cats are asking you to help us meet our $3,000 match today. Then visit us on Facebook or Instagram between now and Give to the Max Day to learn more about the Cats of Pro Rata. When you donate: give in honor of a specific cat, and help that cat win ultimate bragging rights! (Note: **There are no cats in "By the Bog of Cats.")

Although we're having fun with this fundraising ask, we've done some serious things in the past few years. We created an Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Statement to partner with our Harassment Policy and its supplement: our Fight Choreography & Intimacy Procedure. These documents are public facing and now included with audition notices, designer postings, and board member asks. We will only consider plays written by women, LGBTQIA+, and/or BIPOC for the foreseeable future. We are increasing the representation of BIPOC individuals in Theatre Pro Rata casts to reflect the diversity of our Twin Cities Metro area. We are raising our stipends to the highest our budget will allow. We are adding support positions (such as Trans Consultant for our recent production of Orlando) as necessary so that our artists feel uplifted and valued.

With daily Golden Tickets between now and Nov 17, and hourly Golden Tickets on Give to the Max Day itself, PLUS our $3,000 Matching Goal there are so many ways to make your donation go farther! Help our cats meet our goals of supporting artists today.


Theatre Pro Rata is a small professional theater company based in Minneapolis, MN.  We're interested in how we do theater, not what kind of theater it is (that's why we do edgy black comedies as well as Shakespeare). We believe the creative process is important, and if the process is meaningful, the end product will be meaningful as well.

"Theatre Pro Rata has quietly become one of the better small-theater groups in the Twin Cities." — Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

The term "Pro Rata" is Latin for "in proportion." It refers to the distribution of shares or liabilities by an exactly calculable factor. We chose the name to reflect the collaborative nature of our theater -- meaning that we succeed in proportion to the communal efforts of a group of committed artists.

"The show is also a workout for the quintet of actors, who have dozens of characters to play, often within seconds of the last blackout. They have great fun with it all." - Ed Hyuck, City Pages

As the years have passed, Pro Rata’s reputation for consistent, high quality, artistically fulfilling, and meaningful theater has made it a company that artists want to work with and audiences want to see. This faith and commitment are humbling and overwhelming. If you haven’t done so recently, take a moment to look at our website: You can see by the photos, quotes, and reviews that our work is consistently challenging, inspiring, and worthwhile.

"It’s easy to see why the company fell in love with this script, and their presentation of it honors that affection." - Matthew Everett, TC Daily Planet

Pro Rata produces quality theater and we cannot do it without your financial support. Your donation keeps Pro Rata growing... every little bit matters. If each one of our audience members gave just $10, think how that would help! And if you can give a little more, $50 or $100 or $500 or $1,000, it would add up to a solid foundation that would help Pro Rata break through to a growth that could mean a whole new life for this little company. Pro Rata is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donation is 100% tax-deductible. We depend on the generosity of loyal audience members like you.

"The whole production hums along like a well-oiled, and very entertaining, machine." - Matthew Everett, TC Daily Planet

We are small, but we are not insignificant. Audiences talk about our productions long after the lights go out. Artists come for the first time or again and again to create theater with us. And you can be part of it, too! With your help this company, in our 20th Anniversary season, will be around for years after that. Thank you for your contribution and your support of independent theater!

"A work of intelligence, charm, humor, balance and perspective." — Dominic Papatola, Pioneer Press

We are Pro Rata: we create smart, vivid, varied, and gutsy programming. As an audience member, you’ll be part of moving, thought-provoking theatre.

"It’s actually hard to review a production this solid, because there’s simply nothing wrong with it." — Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet

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Theatre Pro Rata

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8717 Colfax Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420



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