Located in the Twin Cities, Macalester College is in the heart of a thriving arts community, with more theatre companies per capita than any other city in the country besides New York City. Students can attend performances at prominent companies such as The Guthrie; Jungle Theater; Children’s Theatre Company, the largest theatre company for multigenerational audiences in the United States; and Penumbra Theatre, one of the most influential African-American theatre companies in the nation. The Theater and Dance Department regularly brings its students to professional productions in the Cities.

Countless Macalester Theater and Dance alumni continue to work and produce art in the Twin Cities, where Minnesota State Arts Board provides crucial funding and support to artistic work. This allows for a wide range of unique organizations—including original musical theatre company Theater Latté Da, and The Playwright’s Center, which provides support for playwrights across the country. Macalester students often have the opportunity to meet influential local alumni, leading to exciting and unique opportunities for internships, mentorship, and collaborative projects.

A current, representative list of the Twin Cities professional theaters and dance companies that Macalester theater and dance alums regularly call “home” includes:

Theatre Companies

Dance Companies