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Dear friend,

Welcome to Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary Season! As I look back at the last 24 years, I’m humbled by the devotion of MJTC’s incredibly kind, joyful, and talented artists, and the commitment of individual contributors, institutional funders, and you, our audience, with whom we create the intimate, theatrical experience that is MJTC. Over 90 shows, predominantly regional premieres, and 9 world premieres; countless accolades and “bests of the year” from the press; and work that has garnered 5 Ivey Awards and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Achievement Award. We’re proud of this history, and to be nationally recognized as the preeminent, independent professional theater in the United States focusing on Jewish history and culture.

I’m very excited to launch into a landmark season with an MJTC community that is so engaged and growing ever-larger. Together we’ll continue to explore complex themes and issues in our world: faith, spirituality and God, the Mikveh as a place for women as well as men, a search for the elusive love relationship, truth and identity, and the remarkable ways individuals with varying beliefs and cultural backgrounds can come together as one community to stand up for what is right. I hope you’ll join us and embark on a journey this year that will ignite your mind by touching your heart – even if you’re not Jewish!

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-Barbara Brooks, Founder & Producing Artistic Director

First Up:

The Mikveh Monologues

by Anita Diamant & Janet Buchwald

Limited Run: August 21 - 25, 2019

Miriam Schwartz in her Directorial Debut


“a small, theatrical treasure”
Star Tribune

Critical Acclaim

“a pitch-perfect production”
Talkin’ Broadway


“electric… MJTC at it’s finest”


“heart-wrenching and real”
Sandra, Audience Member


“incredibly timely”
Cherry and Spoon


Lavender Magazine

Our Mission

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people.


Small stage. Big ideas. Great performances.