"The region's most ambitious theater company." — City Pages
Walking Shadow Theatre Company is a Minneapolis-based company with a reputation for producing well-staged and carefully researched work. We are drawn to shows that are smart, exciting and savvy—and often a little quirky and subversive. Now in our ninth season, Walking Shadow has been called “a company that deserves attention” by the Star Tribune and praised by Minnesota Monthly for its “polished productions of incisive modern works.”
Walking Shadow has performed at a variety of theaters in the Twin Cities, including the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Theatre Garage, Pillsbury House, Red Eye, and others. The company also has appeared several times at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and occasionally produces site-specific, interactive shows with puzzles.
Walking Shadow is led by a trio of artistic directors: John Heimbuch, David Pisa and Amy Rummenie.
The company’s 2011–12 season features: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by John Heimbuch, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman, and the site-specific puzzle show Cabal by David Pisa and John Heimbuch.
Walking Shadow believes the human soul is a disturbing and beautiful place. We create engaging and memorable experiences that promote an exchange of ideas inspired by the stories we tell. By using established and new material, careful research and bold artistic expression we develop high-quality theatre that illuminates the depths and heights of human capacity.
In pursuit of its mission, Walking Shadow Theatre Company is dedicated to the following aims:
- Developing the talents of our artists
- Nurturing audience commitment to the arts
- Facilitating dialogue within our community
- Examining local culture in a global context
Walking Shadow Theatre Company is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations to Walking Shadow are fully tax deductible.