The Theater Alliance is committed to connecting practitioners in varied ways, and therefore schedule regular gatherings to reflect new ways that groups can come together. We also strive to be a communication hub for groups we don’t administer, so that more of the community can learn about affinity opportunities across the state. We don’t need to be the ones who plan a group or gathering, but we do want to make sure it is promoted and supported.

If you are part of a performing arts affinity group, we would love to help you streamline and promote that group. The Theater Alliance can offer dedicated email reminders to a segmented list of practitioners, web conferencing gatherings for statewide participation, and promotion of gatherings through our networks. Or we can simply list an existing group on this page for new people to learn about it.

Contact us if you’d like help forming a group!

Visit our event calendar to see the next meeting scheduled for these groups.

Current groups we implement, or want you to know about, include:

Artistic Directors
All artistic directors welcome. A monthly breakfast, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, at 9:00 a.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. No RSVPs required. The conversation is collegial and informal. Occasionally we invite special guests. Contact us to get on the mailing list for this group.

Managing + Executive Directors

Quarterly happy hour gatherings at various hosted locations. Contact us to get on the mailing list for this group.

Women Metro Artistic Directors

Periodic gatherings and sub committees focused on issues of equity, leadership, and safe workplaces.

Arts Administrators

Periodic Theater Alliance gatherings for anyone working in arts administration.

Audience Services

Periodic Theater Alliance gatherings for anyone working in audience services.

MN Queer Theater Commons

Periodic in person and online gatherings for MN Queer performing arts practitioners.

Statewide Theater Artists of Color

Periodic in person and online gatherings for artists of color involved in theater across Minnesota.

New + Ensemble Work Theaters

Periodic gatherings, and upcoming workshops.

Independent Artists

Periodic gatherings, and upcoming workshops.

Marketing Managers

Periodic in person and online gatherings for marketing folks.

Don’t see your group listed?  We want to help promote and recruit for your group. If you have a group of theater practitioners that meets regularly, please let us know at hannah@mntheateralliance.org.