Category: Company News

Press releases, production information and the latest news from Sandbox Theatre

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Announcing Sandbox Theatre Annual Donor Programs

You can make a positive impact on the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene by joining us as an annual donor. Join at a level that works for you, every donation to Sandbox Theatre is tax deductible.   Floating Apples – $5000+* Benefits: A Season Executive Producer commemorative plaque Season Executive Producer credit acknowledgement on all programs, company literature and website An… Read more →


You Can Make A Difference – Join the Sandbox Board

The Sandbox Theatre Board has several openings and is seeking qualified candidates with a passion for the arts and a desire to help build collaborative theater.   Mission: Sandbox Theatre is a non-profit ensemble theatre based in Minneapolis that creates new and newly-imagined performance artworks and fasters the development of artists in the Twin Cities.   Founded in 2004 and… Read more →


Continuing the Conversation

Inspired by recently held conversations at Mixed Blood Theatre Company and the Guthrie Theater on the topics of representation, diversity and inclusion, a collection of local writers called the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers, want to dig deeper. Sandbox Theatre, as a part of our commitment to the Ghostlight Project and their Summer of Service, are hosting the Twin Cities Theater… Read more →

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This Train Don’t Stop

What a Night! UnBoxed 2017 was a fabulous night, filled with music, performance and incredible artwork. The event was a huge success, helping raise over $5500 for our new fall production In The Treetops! Sandbox is heading toward a very bright future — in the next year, we’ve got plans for imaginative new programs, bringing ensemble creation to more people,… Read more →

The Ghostlight Project

The Ghostlight Project

By now you’ve probably heard about The Ghostlight Project — a collective community event, hosted by over 100 theatre companies and performance houses all across America. The event is simple, the message is honest — to dedicate ourselves to providing art and spaces that celebrate inclusion by lighting a light and pledging ourselves to stand and protect the values of inclusion,… Read more →

The Little Pilot Rehearsal (Photo by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre 2015)

Derek Lee Miller Stepping Down as Sandbox AD

Derek Lee Miller, Artistic Director for Sandbox Theatre since 2013, is stepping down from the position and away from the company at year’s end. Derek took over the AD position when founding Artistic Director Ryan Hill stepped down three years ago. The company has voted Peter Heeringa as interim AD. Derek will still be leading Sandbox’s production of Big Money,… Read more →

Ashawnti ford and Michelle de Joya in 600 Years - Photo by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre

Press Release – 600 Years

PRESS RELEASE – SANDBOX THEATRE’S 600 YEARS   Media Contact: Matthew Glover | | 612.207.9095   Sandbox Theatre presents the World Premiere of 600 YEARS as a part of ARTshare at The Southern Theater An original play created by the ensemble   August 26-September 18 The Southern Theater 1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis MN 55454   Tickets: Free-$24, on… Read more →

Theo Langason, Emily Madigan and Neal Hazard in Queens - phoyto by Dan Norman

Queens: June 3 Performance Canceled (UPDATED)

Friday, June 3, 2016 1:00pm Due to a serious injury sustained in our June 2 performance, we are canceling tonight’s (June 3) performance of Queens. If you have tickets for the June 3 performance, please call the Park Square ticket office at 651.291.7005. It is our hope to perform our closing show in whatever way we can tomorrow night, and those with… Read more →

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The Siege (2016)

  The Siege opened June 15, 2016 at Z Below in San Francisco, CA as a part of the FURYFactory Festival Raw Materials.   We used to be civilized. What the hell happened? A lonely, confused everyman – in cartoon bunny head – struggles to remember what, exactly, he’s doing here. He’s flanked by the Chorus of Prophets on one side and the Chorus… Read more →

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Queens Audience & Press Round-up

Sandbox Theatre’s newest play Queens opened May 20 on the Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre with a terrific crowd and joyous after-party. Here’s what people are saying about the show:   From our audiences “So powerful” “Compelling” “Absolutely wonderful” “If you want to feel your heart beat out of your chest and enjoy a spectacular theater experience, PLEASE… Read more →

Queens Casting Call

CASTING CALL: SANDBOX THEATRE’S QUEENS – Musical Performance Artist of Color (UPDATED)

Sandbox Theatre is casting for one musical performance artist of color for our May 2016 show Queens. Queens runs May 19-June 4 on Park Square Theatre’s Andy Boss Thrust We are seeking solo performers who can create with us in the rehearsal room, then perform with us throughout the run. Cellists, violinists, guitarists, harmonicists, singers — we need you! Focus… Read more →

UnBoxed 2016 A Benefit for Sandbox Theatre

UnBoxed 2016

The Sandbox party of the year is here again   UnBoxed is back with more art, live performances and complimentary food and drinks! UnBoxed 2016 – A benefit for Sandbox Theatre Monday, April 25 6:30-9:00p @ the Jac Flats Gallery*   *Due to max capacity limits, UnBoxed has outgrown The Sandbox (gulp)   Tickets are just $20 — buy here or… Read more →


Help Wanted: SMs and Designers of Color for Sandbox Theatre’s 2016 Season

  Sandbox Theatre is seeking Stage Managers and Designers (Lighting, Costume) of color for our two 2016 productions: Queens at Park Square Theatre (May 18-June 4) and 600 Years at The Southern Theater (August 26-September 18). All positions are paid via stipend. Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume/porfolio of their experience to Please include any… Read more →

The Little Pilot (Photo by Dan Norman for Sandbox Theatre ARTshare-2015)

Press Round-Up – The Little Pilot

Photots by Dan Norman for Sandbox Theatre – ARTshare at The Southern 2015   Here’s a round-up of critical responses and comments from our audiences from Week 1 of The Little Pilot, playing through October 4 at The Southern Theater.   “A stunning visual feast” Lisa Brock – StarTribune “The Little Pilot Defies Gravity” Ed Huyck – City Pages “Out… Read more →

The Little Pilot Cast

Meet the cast of The Little Pilot

Christian Bardin Christian is an actor/creator and sometime musician originally from Houston, TX. Some local representative theater credits include Guthrie Theater: The Nature Crown (assistant director – a Theatre Forever production), The Crucible, The Primrose Path, The Oresteia Variations; Minnesota Opera: Doubt (World Premiere); Park Square Theatre: August: Osage County; The Moving Company: The War Within/All’s Fair. She has also… Read more →


Press Release: The Little Pilot

Media Contact: Matthew Glover | Director: Theo Langason |   Sandbox Theatre presents THE LITTLE PILOT as a part of the ARTshare at The Southern Theater. Created by the ensemble.   September 11-October 4 The Southern Theater 1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis MN 55454   FREE for ARTshare members Individual Tickets $24 – on sale now |… Read more →


Meet the Cast of War With the Newts

  Evelyn Digirolamo A performer, theatre maker, aerialist, and teaching artist, Evie teaches for Upstream Arts and East Side Neighborhood Services. Previously with Sandbox: Beatnik Giselle (Creation Ensemble); Killer Inside Upcoming: Evie is an ensemble performer and co-Project Lead for Sandbox’s The Little Pilot (Fall 2015)   Kristina Fjellman Kristina is a visual artist and performer and is drawn to… Read more →


War With the Newts at Park Square in 2015

The 2015 season at St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre – Andy Boss Thrust Stage was announced earlier today, and we’re pleased to tell you that an all new, ensemble-created adaptation of War With the Newts will be our first production as a part of our partnership with Park Square. Details from the press release: Sandbox Theatre takes the stage first… Read more →


Press Release: Sandbox’s New Producing Partnerships

Girl Friday Productions, Park Square Theatre, Sandbox Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata Announce a New Producing Partnership A Dynamic Range of Programming for the Twin Cities’ newest performance venue St. Paul, Minn., February 21, 2014 – Today, the leadership of Girl Friday Productions, Park Square Theatre, Sandbox Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata officially announced their new producing partnership which will… Read more →


Addition to the Family

When Evelyn Digirolamo auditioned for Sandbox’s 2012 production Beatnik Giselle, we knew we had met a talent. When she came on as an ensemble “omni-study,” we knew we had met someone versatile. In the year since, with all that Evelyn has done to facilitate and support Sandbox, we know she is someone special. Sandbox is thrilled to announce our newest… Read more →


Premeditated: A Night With Murder Ballads

Sandbox presents a selection of work-shopped performance pieces and acoustic music to introduce the production process of our Fall 2014 original ensemble-created show, Murder Ballads (working title). With special guest musicians and surprises. DATE: Monday, February 17th 7:00pm Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 at the door (Online sales via Bryant Lake Bowl coming soon) Sandbox Theatre produces stage shows… Read more →


Sandbox Magazine — Our Take on Interview Mag

The Sandbox cast and crew for This Is A World To Live In recently participated in an homage (aka blatant knock-off) of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Each member of the production ensemble was paired up and given fifteen minutes to ask the other player anything they wanted. It’s a little more meat than the average bio, and was a whole… Read more →


Welcome to Sandbox, Kristina!

Sandbox is pleased to welcome Kristina Fjellman to our artistic family. Kristina has collaborated with Sandbox three times in the past: War With The Newts, The Horse, The Bird, The Monkey and the Dancer, and this past summer’s Suitcase series. Bio Kristina Fjellman is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine with a MAED in Art and Theater Education.… Read more →


Beatnik Giselle in American Theatre Magazine

Beatnik Giselle received a nice mention in the latest American Theatre Magazine, where it was featured in their piece on What Dramaturgs Want. Liz Engelman, dramaturg and director at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN, gave us the shout. “I cannot wait to see one of my favorite Twin Cities companies – Sandbox Theatre – present the premiere of Beatnik Giselle.… Read more →



In tandem with Beatnik Giselle, Sandbox presents word/move, a special collaboration between poets from all over the country, and dancers/choreographers from the Twin Cities area.  Inspired by Sandbox’s research on Beatnik Giselle we decided to see how far poets and dancers could take their work together. Sandbox sent out a simple call to poets, asking for the work they felt best… Read more →

Megan Campbell Lagas

Welcome Megan!

We’re thrilled to announce an addition to the Sandbox Ensemble, Megan Campbell Lagas! Welcome Megan! About Megan: Megan got her start in the world of theatre at age 14 when she performed in Tom Sawyer at the Childrens Theatre Company. She has collaborated with 15 Head: a theatre lab, Illusion Theatre, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and she was awarded Best… Read more →