Become a Yellow Tree Donor today!

Help us continue to bring exciting, transformative and affordable theater to the Northwest Suburbs.  Help us continue serving this community by making professional theater accessible to all!

Good theater is magical. It is alive and up close.  We see the tears and the sweat; the crinkles and the crow’s feet. We feel the heartache and the joy and the longing in our bones. Good theater breathes right in front of us. It awakens us, transports us, surprises and delights us. It sometimes even scares us. But most importantly, theater connects us. To each other. To something bigger than what we are.

When we opened our doors eight years ago we had a simple mission--to tell good stories. Because we believe that good stories can transport us and inspire us and awaken possibility. And in our little space where you can see the tears and the crows feet and the longing up close--you become a part of the story too. We are in this together.

Season 9 is full of adventure and tragedy and ridiculous comedy. In Arthur Miller’s classic drama Death of a Salesman we follow the fate of the tragic hero Willy Loman as he crumbles under the weight of the American Dream. A gorgeous and tragic story about fathers and sons and loyalty and loss that will leave you gripping the hand of the loved one next to you. In the world premiere of our hilarious brand-spanking new holiday comedy A Gone Fishin’ Christmas we bring you to the Northland where two sisters with daddy issues duke it out on a Lake Superior ice floe. In Grace a wide-eyed young Minnesota couple fall prey to a real estate scheme in this darkly comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace. And in One Man, Two Guvnas we bring you the silliest satire, the shctick-iest schtick and the looniest lunacy you’ve ever seen on our stage. So skip the platies–your abs will hurt for a week from all the ugly laughing you’re gonna do.

We have our directors and our actors. We have our designers and props, the lights and the lawn chairs. The stage is set. Let us captivate you. Let us surprise you. Let us remind you about being human.

But first we need your help...

As a nonprofit, Yellow Tree depends on donations from generous patrons to make up 45% of our budget. Simply put, we cannot continue to bring extraordinary, professional theater to the Northwest Suburbs without your help! We keep our ticket prices low so everyone can afford to come. But that means we depend on contributions to help make up the difference. If you value the unique artistic community that Yellow Tree has built in Osseo, please donate today!


Yellow Tree Theatre was founded in 2008 by theater artists and husband/wife team Jason Peterson and Jessica Lind Peterson in response to a need for the arts in the Osseo/Maple Grove area. Yellow Tree was born with the goal of creating a welcoming artistic venue, with live theater as its backbone, which would also serve as a vibrant artistic hub for the community.  Also, our artists are hugely important to us, and we seek to cultivate a theater company where artists are creatively challenged, artistically inspired and financially supported.

  • 2016 Winner of the American Theatre Wing's National Theatre Company Grant
  • 2015 Mpls. St. Paul Magazine named YTT artistic director Jason Peterson a "Scene Shaper" & "Risk Taker" in the Twin Cities artistic community
  • 2014 Star Tribune Best of Minnesota "Best Unexpected Place to Find Great Theater"
  • 2014 Recipient of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's Art Achievement Award
  • 2014 Ivey Awards for "Outstanding Directing" & "Outstanding Acting" 
Become a part of the Yellow Tree journey by donating today! 
© 2017 GiveMN | A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.