STRIKE THEATER INC
- Arts & Culture
- Media & Broadcasting
Location824 18TH AVE NEMINNEAPOLIS, MN 55418 United States
Strike Theater is dedicated to growing Twin Cities sketch comedy, storytelling, spoken word and improv.
The main purpose of this theater is to build a home for sketch comedy, storytelling, and poetry. These are three communities whose circles probably wouldn't overlap if you Venn Diagrammed that five years ago. However, we've recently seen some folks crossing those boundaries and trying something new. Sketch comedians performing at poetry slams. Storytellers and poets getting into improv and sketch comedy. Berets everywhere (just kidding. just kidding.). It's neat! It's challenging, and out of challenge comes growth.
We're partnering with the SEIU Local 26, and that's tremendous. Why? The members of this union (janitors, security guards, window cleaners, etc.) have incredible stories to tell, and Strike Theater will be a place for them to tell their stories and to let people laugh and cry and scream along with them. It's so much more fun to be in a scene when diverse voices are welcomed and celebrated. It's also something that's sorely needed in this world of divisive politics and the echo-chamber nature of social media.