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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 →

Theo Langason in Queens - photo by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre-1

The Difference

I was sitting in my living room, thinking about Queens; and all at once, like a punch in the gut, this song came rushing out of me. I’m really looking forward to making this show!  Here is a rough bedroom (literally) recording of the fruits of that rush of inspiration. Enjoy!     Theo Langason is an ensemble member of… Read more →

Megan Campbell Lagas, Evelyn Digirolamo, Kristina Fjellman in Killer Inside (Photo by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre 2014)

Practicing Contentment

Today I did 108 sun salutations in a crowded church basement with a bunch of strangers. Ok, I child-posed for like 5 or 6, and had a banana break for another 3 or 4, but still…I sweated a lot and my arms feel like wet noodles now. I am content. This is something that five years ago, hell five days… Read more →


Give the Gift of ARTshare This Holiday Season

  Treat someone special to a Southern Theater 2016 Season ARTshare Membership A special offer for fans of Sandbox from The Southern Theater! A 2016 ARTshare membership opens the door to a world of performance at the historic Southern Theater. With your annual subscription you can enjoy performances from 25+ companies over the course of the year. An ARTshare membership… Read more →


The Pursuit of Doneness

Preface: This is about a short film shot and edited by a great group of artists who worked for free, or for deep discounts. It’s also about an incredible actor who is not only wonderful in said film, but also the person who encouraged its imminent release. But mostly, this is about living inside your own head. We shot a… Read more →


Upcoming Events in The Sandbox: 11/21-12/13

Upcoming events at The Sandbox   The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines Presented by The Winding Sheet Outfit November 21 Noon-2pm A collection of tiny stories told in a tiny tent. Stories include: The Wuggly Ump, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Happy Blood Moon, The Morrigan, and The Most Triumphant Victory Over the Big Bad Bug. Suitable for all… Read more →

Emily Zimmer and Shelby Rose Richardson in Moonsplaining.

Moonsplaining in the Sandbox

Coming this weekend to The Sandbox   Moonsplaining Created/Played by Emily Zimmer + Shelby Richardson Creation led by Jason Ballweber Sound and Music by Dan Dukich Lights by Heidi Eckwall Aerial Coaching and Rigging by Jim Domenick Illustration by Jay Eisenberg Photos by Rebecca Lawrence Created with support from the Minnesota State Arts Board   What happens to the earth… Read more →

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French Getaway

Sandbox founding member Heather Stone takes time away to rest, recharge and ready herself for another busy year.     Heather Stone is a founding member of Sandbox Theatre. In 2016, she’ll be part of the creation ensemble for our May production Queens, at Park Square, and creating and performing in our fall ARTshare production 600 Years. Read more →

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

Memories From The Little Pilot Green Room

Prior to The Little Pilot, it had been 2 years since I was on the stage with Sandbox. Performing in the Sandbox is different than my other performative outlets and something I was anticipating with massive excitement. The experience was everything I had hoped for and more. Performing The Little Pilot had a rare (for me) aspect to it that truly… Read more →

Ryan Hill in Betaville for word|move Oakland (Photo by Barry Ebner - 2015)

A Radio Storm in Oakland

Earlier this month, the Bay Area got it’s first taste of word|move-Oakland, a new collaboration project between Sandbox’s founding Artistic Director Ryan Hill and Bay Area dancer Diane McKallip. Similar in form to our word|move project in conjunction with 2012’s Beatnik Giselle, word|move-Oakland pairs movers and writers to create dynamic new performance pieces. Ryan’s piece Betaville is below. You can… 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 →

Gouache Detail by Kristina Fjellman for Sandbox Theatre - The Little Pilot 2015

Painting the Night Sky

The Little Pilot, Sandbox’s latest project playing September 11-October 4, 2015, features grand, colorful projections of original paintings by visual artist and Sandbox ensemble member, Kristina Fjellman onto 25-foot high aerial silks. It’s a stunning effect born from a love of outer space.   I wanted to be an astronomer when I grew up. Ever since I was a kid,… Read more →

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It All Seems Slightly Mad

I distinctly remember a dream I had as child about running away to the circus to be an aerial performer, walking along an eerily beautiful line of women lit all in blue and taking my place on a suspended hoop, slowly beginning to spin as I was hoisted aloft. I have always loved to be up high: climbing trees, roller… Read more →


We Are Family

Where does the time go? We are in the middle of summer already! It’s a time for grilling, tubing down the Cannon River, heat and humidity, beer outside when you can stand the heat and humidity, a small respite from theatre (I’m working on a non-Sandbox related Fringe show – info below!) and for a lot of people – family… Read more →


And that’s the way it was: UnBoxed 2015

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The times were high at UnBoxed 2015, our blowout party and fundraiser in The Sandbox. The night was an enormous success, as you helped us raise over $4000 for our 2015 season. Incredible, thank you! Here are a few photos from the night…


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This is all I can tell you

I consider myself fortunate to be the one to tell everyone about Sandbox’s new productions. It’s a bit like giving a friend a mixtape or introducing them to Still of the Night with Roy Scheider and Meryl Streep (Seriously, check that out if you haven’t. It’s great., only I’m doing so in a formal tone. Or as formal as… Read more →

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Taking on a special role

Rehearsal for War with the Newts is underway and there is much for me to be happy and excited about. The cast will be performing all the music for this show. It has been a point of focus from our first workshops. Not everyone is a “musician” but that is not seen as a deterrent in Sandbox, it just means… Read more →