Frequently Asked Questions
What is community-based theater?
Community-driven theater is a growing practice that brings together a community’s authentic experience with professional artists’ craft, in a collaboration that creates a transformative community event. Read More
Wonderlust uses this model with Minnesota’s talented theater community and rich diversity of citizens to create theater that truly invites everyone in, to forge new ways of seeing our common experiences; to transform the past into a better future.
To be clear, we’re not amateur theater, a social service, or therapy. Our work is a collaboration of shared learning and purpose, between people with great stories and an ensemble of professional artists. The goal is to build bridges within and between diverse groups, amplify unheard stories, and transform our understanding of each other through illuminating, cathartic performances and art-making.
How much are tickets?
It is important to Wonderlust that the cost of admission is no barrier to audience attendance. Ticket prices vary from show to show, and always include discounts and Pay-What-You-Can performances.
Do you have accommodations for those with mobility challenges or those who require assisted listening devices?
We promise that all of our shows are fully accessible to people with mobility impairment. We also provide ASL interpreting and audio description to select performances of each project.
Where are the performances?
Each project is performed in a new location. There will be detailed information about where a show is, how to get there, and where to park, on the ticket page for the event.
How and where do I audition?
Professional actors are invited to audition for each of our projects through invitations or announcements on MinnesotaPlaylist.com. Community members specific to each project are invited to share their stories, participate in workshops, and audition to perform as well. We work with community outreach partners to extend invitations to community members as well as share opportunities in our newsletters and on our website.
How do I get involved with Wonderlust Productions?
Stay up to date on everything we are doing by subscribing to our general newsletter or community-specific newsletters. Check out the “Connect” tab on our website, where you can sign up to volunteer, get involved with issues, and more.
I heard about your show too late and now I want to see it? Is there a video of it? Will you publish the script?
We are so grateful that people want to share and see more of our work. We do not have video recordings of our plays, but we’re happy to share a script. We are expanding ways in which our projects can help impact more people, such as converting IN MY HEART: ADOPTION PLAY PROJECT into a graphic novel and OUR HOUSE: THE CAPITOL PLAY PROJECT into a podcast. Email us if you would like to read a specific play.
I’m a playwright. Do you accept play submissions?
No. We have a unique art creation process that involves years of community involvement and hundreds of people . If you’d like to get involved in another way or join a story circle, please reach out!
I still have questions!
Contact us and let’s talk!