Pangea World Theater creates and presents international multi-disciplinary theater.
Pangea World Theater illuminates the human condition, celebrates cultural differences, and promotes human rights by creating and presenting international, multi-disciplinary theater.
Throughout our work, we employ a cross-ethnic vision of tolerance and human rights through excellence in the arts.
We love our communities. We want to hear our communities express themselves... joy, sorrow, pain, delight, frustration, displacement, ecstasy, or the longing for "home", wherever it may be... we believe in their truth and the realness of every individual and community that feels them. Our theater is a place for celebrating everyone. Be a part of us by propelling us forward in our growth. Your contribution is a treasured asset that will be a part of touching many hearts.
contributions made by you today will be a part of making some of our exciting new programs come to life. Cross Connections: Latino/a and Somali Communities is an exceptional new community organized and created program bringing together these two immigrant communities. Inspired by our previous program Hyphe-NATIONS: Immigrants Matter, it will carry the same quality of full immersion of the two communities in focus groups, organized gatherings, discussions, classes, and much more to not only gain better understanding about one another, but also to co-create. Along the Lake Street corridor, they will create public visual pieces and installations that tell their story of immigration and the "becoming" of Lake Street.
This is only one of our exciting new programs. We are equipped with 17 years of experience in our field and look forward to many more. Feel free to familiarize yourself with some of our past programming as provided below.
Pangea World Theater commissions and produces original works and fresh perspectives of classics. Using an ensemble based approach to all the work, Pangea explores and creates literature that crosses boundaries and traditions. Pangea's work includes new immigrant communities exploring new aesthetic realities for a more diverse audience.
Pangea has presented more than 25 local, national, and international performances in the last 17 years. The artists and performances bring fresh perspective to our work and new ideas to our theater. All the artists we present engage with our community through residencies, workshops, master classes and dialogues.
The Indigenous Voices Series was created by Pangea World Theater and is co-presented annually by Intermedia Arts. Indigenous Voices explores issues in the indigenous agenda, focusing not only on internal details but also the wider global and national contexts through the medium of theater and performance art.
In this series, local, national, and international artists raise issues that affect their community-issues of identity, rights, struggles, and experiences. Featured artists have included Native Americans James Luna, Bently Spang, Marcus Amerman, Heid Erdrich, Sterlin Harjo, and Keo Woolford; Niuean-Samoan Dianna Fuemana; Native Canadian Margo Kane; and Tasmanian aboriginal Tammy Anderson. The series has included youth workshops, poetry slams and a global indigenous summit featuring speakers from across the world.
Alternate Visions Festival:
Deconstructing boundaries between artists and audiences during the artistic development process, the Alternate Visions Festival presents readings, works-in-progress, and world premieres. This aesthetically diverse array of new works demonstrates the transformation of our culture.
Diverse Stages brings youth together to create their own works and discover their own aesthetics. We provide a safe space for difficult conversations to occur. We partner with schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to create original works around diversity difference, bring teaching artists to schools and communities, and bring middle school and high school students to our performances for our Emily Anne Tuttle matinee series and discussions about the issues addressed in our work.