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TdM Announces Playwriting Workshop! Do you love telling stories? Do you want to write your stories down for others to enjoy? Or have you ever considered writing a script? Well, you too could be a playwright. In alignment with Theatre du Mississippi’s mission to support new playwrights, a new writer’s workshop is in the offering for this year.

The workshop, scheduled to meet once every 3 – 5 weeks over a 6-month period, will cover the basics of playwriting including dramatic structure, character development, and dialogue. Participants will work on assignments between sessions then read their pieces aloud as they convene in the following weeks. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to culminate in writing one-act plays to produce in Original Shorts in April/May.

Judy Myers, MFA, Professor of Theatre at Saint Mary’s University and Theatre du Mississippi board member, will lead the workshops on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – Noon beginning September 23. Subsequent dates are October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, and February 17. The fee for the 6-session workshop is $60.00, payable by check to TdM at the first session.

Anyone seeking more information or interested in participating should contact Kathy Florin, Managing Director, at kathy@theatredumiss.org or Judy Myers at jmyers@smumn.edu .
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Endwaters is an original play by Scott Dixon.
Directed by Daniel Munson.

Who fights for Winona and the Mississippi when fighting means the loss of jobs and friends?

Tickets are now available online (theatredumiss.org)
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Advance: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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Endwaters

October 20, 2017, 7:30pm - October 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Endwaters is an original play by Scott Dixon. Directed by Daniel Munson. Who fights for Winona a...

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Audition Notice!

Audition notice for Theatre du Mississippi’s new fall play, Floppy Ears. Written by Michael G. Flanagan of Winona and directed by Judy Myers. Needed are three males to portray Julie Wera of the New York Yankees during three stages of his career ranging from age 20 – 70. Auditions are Saturday, August 27, from 11-1pm…Continue Reading

The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell

Photos from The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell.  Written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers. Photos taken by Daniel Munson. Woman in photos – Lisa K. Adams. Man in photos wearing red hat and tan hat –  Andrew J. Hanzelka. Man in photos wearing black coat – Walker Robeson. Walker plays Lafayette Bunnell. Andrew plays various roles…Continue Reading

Bunnell House Performances – Summer 2016

Theatre du Mississippi in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society is excited to announce the return of performances at the historic Bunnell House this upcoming summer! June 18 – July 24 The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers. Audiences will take a trip down memory lane with Willard’s famous brother, Lafayette. Just…Continue Reading

Bunnell House performances return this summer!

Bunnell House performances return this summer! Saturdays and Sundays starting June 18 through August 14, plus July 4, with three identical hourlong shows per day at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. “The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” runs June 18-July 24. “The Hired Girl Gets Married” runs July 30-Aug.14.Tickets are $12 for WCHS members and…Continue Reading

Original Shorts!

TdM presents it’s annual Original Shorts. Winners of the 2016 New Play Competition for Staged Readings. April 15 and 16, 7:30pm. April 17, 2:00pm.  Masonic Theater – 255 Main Street, Winona. $5 at the door, cash only Brett Hursey’s “Riding Lessons” Christine Kallman’s “Duck” Dan McGeehan’s “Paladora” Kat Meads’ “Daughters of”Continue Reading

Bunnell House Auditions!

The Winona County Historical Society in partnership with Theatre du Mississippi is once again casting roles for their summer productions at Winona’s historical Bunnell House. Veteran playwright, Lynn Nankivil, is writing a second one act play around the life of Lafayette Bunnell that will open June 18. Judy Myers will direct the production which includes…Continue Reading

Auditions!

Theatre du Mississippi is now casting PAID actors for our upcoming staged readings for the winners of our shorts contest! Auditions will be held March 16th in the Winona, MN Masonic Temple from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. No acting experience or prepared audition material is required. Rehearsals will be scheduled starting April 6, and the performances…Continue Reading

2017-2018
Production Season

Endwaters
Written by Scott Dixon
Directed by Daniel Munson
October 20 & 21 | 7:30pm
October 22 | 2pm
Masonic Theatre
(255 Main St., Winona)

6th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Written & Directed by Paul Sannerud
Dec. 15 - 17
Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre (Located in the  Performing Arts Center, Winona State University)

Original Shorts
Staged readings of original one-act plays from TdM's Playwriting Workshop
Spring 2018

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 | admin@theatredumiss.org

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: www.facebook.com/groups/279822072207056/.