THE CAPITOL PLAY PROJECT, 2018, MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING (PHOTO CREDIT: LINDSAY MARCY)
What is the Capitol community?
Civil servants, building maintenance crews, security, lobbyists, researchers, reporters, citizens activists and advocates are at work everyday, trying to make the state work for as many people as possible. Behind the doors, beyond the politics, there are people driven by idealism, hampered by bureaucracy, and trying their best.
Art We’ve Made
Our House: The Capitol Play Project
OUR HOUSE was performed live at Minnesota’s State Capitol January 19-28, 2018.
PLAY SYNOPSIS: When a wild card new Governor is elected, the regular order on the state Capitol campus is thrown into chaos. While a chorus of activists, legislators, lobbyists, civil servants, and tour guides attempt to get their way, an idealistic new employee finds herself at the center of an unexpected controversy. Misunderstandings and mistaken identity lead to a crash course in the realities that both constrain and inspire the men and women who have devoted themselves to public service (inside a building brimming with idealism, cynicism, absurdity, significance, and power—plus more than a few old ghosts who have something to say).
♦ denotes Capitol community member
Megan Kim Anderson
Pedro Juan Fonseca
Creative and Production
Alan Berks, Co-Writer, Co-Director
Leah Cooper, Co-Writer, Co-Director
Becky Dale, Composer and Lyricist
Leah Nelson, Choreographer
Kari Olk, Stage Manager
Tracy Swenson. Assistant Stage Manager
Sarah Meister, Assistant Director
Elizabeth Grambsch, Vocal Coach
Heidi Eckwall, Lighting Designer
Andrea Gross, Costume Design
Zeb Hults, Scenic Designer, Technical Director
Peter Morrow, Sound Design and Engineer
Abbee Warmboe, Prop Designer