Yellow Tree Theatre

A nonprofit organization

$5,776 raised by 67 donors

25% complete

$23,000 Goal

Welcome to Yellow Tree Theatre!

Yellow Tree Theatre breathes life into the complex stories of the shared human experience; igniting hearts, sparking curiosity, and expanding imaginations. We strive to be a welcoming artistic venue where people of diverse backgrounds from all communities can gather to experience exceptional, professional productions in the suburbs of Minneapolis.


Our Values

Excellence: We value artistic excellence and seek to produce high-quality professional productions by hiring actors, directors, and technicians who exhibit a high caliber of talent.

Diversity: We value being a welcoming and vibrant space where people of all backgrounds and communities can come together and experience stories that reflect the wide breadth of the human experience; reflecting on and celebrating the diverse communities we live in.

Relevance: We value being the home of relevant, sustaining, and innovative professional theatre in the suburbs of Minneapolis; producing cutting-edge classic and contemporary plays and musicals with top-notch regional and national artists.

Artist Support: We value the devotedness, commitment, and sacrifice that actors, directors, and technicians put forth, and so we strive to cultivate a theatre company where a diverse body of artists are artistically inspired and financially compensated with a competitive living wage in a safe, joyful environment.

Our Programming

What kind of plays do we do? Good ones! Old ones. New ones. Quirky ones. Plays that you may never have heard of. Plays where characters may be a little off-the-wall but their stories are amazing. We like to take chances. We want you to come to our plays and have a good chuckle or shed a few tears.

We want to see your Aunt Jevetta laugh so hard she gets the hiccups and disrupts the actors. We want to see your Uncle Al—the big burly truck driver in the third row—get out his hanky, wipe his eyes, and blame it on hay fever. We want to surprise you and inspire you and remind you about being human. We want our plays to stir up conversations between teenagers who wear hoodies and grandparents who wear dentures. We think telling a good story and telling it well can do all sorts of things, and we want you to join us in the great adventure we call theatre!

Our Roots

Yellow Tree Theatre was founded in 2008 by theatre artists and husband/wife team Jason Peterson and Jessica Lind Peterson, in response to the need for the arts in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Yellow Tree Theatre was born with the goal of creating a welcoming artistic venue, with live theatre as its backbone, which would also serve as a vibrant artistic hub for the community. Artist support, development, and well-being is also hugely important to Yellow Tree Theatre, and the organization seeks to cultivate a community where artists are creatively challenged, artistically inspired, and financially supported. 

Over the past 16 years, Yellow Tree Theatre has produced over 45 productions—including 10 world premieres—and served thousands of loyal patrons. Yellow Tree Theatre was awarded a 2016 National Theater Company Grant from the American Theater Wing, and is generously supported by the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. 

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Summary

Organization name

Yellow Tree Theatre

Tax id (EIN)

26-1329665

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Community

BIPOC Led

BIPOC Led

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

Address

320 5th Ave SE
Osseo, MN 55369

Phone

763-493-8733

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