Polished productions of the newest, most innovative plays; multi-week runs advance the artistry of the work, while ensuring audience access to the uniquely intimate setting.
Practical experience in all areas of production and administration to enhance students’ academic goals. For more information, please see our Get Involved page.
Emerging Artist Training
B Emerging Artist Training (BEAT): A rigorous, collaborative training program for student and adult artists. With emphasis on a small ensemble, contemporary literature, and current training techniques, BEAT provides students a safe environment to question assumptions and explore ideas. In collaboration with the North Dakota Governor’s Schools every other year.
Community Collaborations are the hallmark of Theatre B’s Work. Through partnerships with other artists and organizations, Theatre B helps address relevant issues and create space for meaningful conversation.
Projects in the Community:
WinterArts Fest – month-long, community-wide arts programming around a common theme – ShakespeareFest, 2016, BeethovenFest, 2015
Wit – with Sandford Health Cancer Survivorship & UND Medical School, 2014
ReEntry – with the VA Health Center, performances in Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo, exploring transition from combat to civilian life for Veterans, their families, and their caregivers
The Defiant Requiem – with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, enacting the true story of the Jews who perfromed Verdi’s Requiem for their German captors at the Terezin concentration camp
Ellis Island: The Dream of America – a performance with the FM Symphony Chamber Music Series
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – in conjunction with a world-wide simulcast, Theatre B represented North Dakota at the Fargo Theatre
The Soldier’s Tale – a collaboration with FM Symphony Chamber Music Series
Bright Bird: The Art of Corita Kent – a staged reading and arts event series presented by the Spirit Room, the Presentation Sisters, and Jill Johnson-Danielson
Incubator for New Play Development
The Incubater for New Play Development champions new voices in the American Theatre. Theatre B supports playwrights at many stages, from readings of early drafts to staging of early producitons.
Projects in the Incubator:
A Beautiful Hell by Laurie Baker – staged readings 2018; touring performances 2018
Slice of Life by James DeVita – workshop production, 2016
The Art of Bad Men by Vincent Delaney – a Co-World Premiere, 2015
The Sweet New by Raymond Rea – readings, 2015; World Premiere, 2016
The Oil Project – an original devised work in collaboration with Plains Art Museum, 2015
Scrooge Macbeth by David MacGregor – workshopped and produced World Premiere, 2013
Sweet Nothing: A Grim Fairytale by Stephanie Timm – second production, 2013