Trademark Theater challenges the boundaries of traditional theater-making, and expands the breadth of original theatrical works produced in Minnesota. 


Trademark will be a leader in developing and producing dynamic, imaginative theatrical works of the highest possible quality.

Trademark will develop a process and method for devising new work which will reflect the artistic sensibilities and aesthetic of its leadership and core collaborators. This method will continually evolve and will serve to shape and broaden the capacity for new work.

Trademark will create a Devising Company: a group of adventurous performers and writers working together to develop innovative methods of creating new work. This company will also serve as Trademark teaching artists.

Trademark will be a leader in providing opportunity for growth and learning focused on playwriting, physical performance, and the exploration of artistic process.

Trademark will champion the talents of local theater artists, and will advocate for the support and appreciation of new plays produced in Minnesota. 


Trademark values the transformative power of theater, and recognizes the importance of new works and of continuing the evolution of the art form.

Trademark values professionalism and artistic quality of the highest standard.

Trademark values bringing the audience into the process and honors culturally diverse perspectives.

Trademark values artistic experimentation and the freedom to produce a wide-range of bold, imaginative productions and presentations.

Trademark values the ability of artists to play many roles and to make a variety of contributions to the community through their unique multifaceted talents. Trademark especially values the theater artists and administrators living and working in the state of Minnesota.

Trademark values a positive, disciplined environment that promotes collaboration, honest conversation and respect.

Trademark values strong and lasting relationships through meaningful partnerships and collaborations.

Trademark values the significance of nurturing, inspiring, and encouraging the next generation theater-makers.