Workhouse Theatre Company is the only independent theatre company residing and producing in North Minneapolis. Based in North Minneapolis, WTC produces a full season of theatre offerings. WTC collaborates with established and emerging artists to interpret plays and generate new theatrical works.Our Mission:Workhouse Theatre Company serves to enrich the North Minneapolis community by creating brave and transformative theatre experiences and educational opportunities.Our Vision:1.We will be an exemplary source of live theatre for North Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities by:•producing theatre, including classic and new works, that embraces the diversity of our community•providing a playground for professional theatre artists to exercise their craft, where they are challenged to take risks, grow, and create•presenting the highest quality production values, both technically and artistically2.We will offer classes and workshops to:•expose youth to the creative possibilities of live theatre as a form of art •provide education opportunities for artists of all ages and experience levels to develop and hone their skills3.We will make theatre accessible to everyone, regardless of income ability by:•Offering various discounts, such as "North Side", "Senior/Student", "Fringe", as well as a "Pay What You Can" performance for each production4.We will be a pillar organization to North Minneapolis by:•becoming more engaged with the community through civic partnerships with schools, non profits, and local businesses•participating in neighborhood events, such as "Heritage Days" and "Holiday on 44th" 5.We will develop new works through the “Greenhouse Project”, creating theatre that might not otherwise be produced, by:•soliciting and reviewing new works, focusing on local and regional playwrights, with the goal of incorporating at least one original work into each season•providing an informal forum for playwrights to develop their works, involving the community and local actors •develop the new works to be production readyOur BeliefsAt Workhouse Theatre Company we believe:Theatre arts can be accessible to everyone. We work to shatter the myth that an evening of theatre must be costly, and we find ways to make the abstract ideas of many plays a reality for the people. Theatre does not need to be obtuse or expensive to be good.Lack of a degree in theatre does not mean that you have no right to partake in the creation of theatre. We find ways to bring every interested person into Workhouse and to capitalize on their inherent skills and abilities. We pair the theatre newcomer with a theatre veteran in a mentoring relationship and we challenge participants to reach further than they ever thought possible. Theatre can be transformative in nature.