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The live and silent auctions will include exciting items and packages to local restaurants, one-of-a-kind experiences (like an elegant wine tasting party), tickets to local entertainment, and much, much more! Check back for more details soon, or call 651-647-4315 for more information. 

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Meet the Panelists

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Robert Dorfman has performed with MJTC in Via Dolorosa and We Are the Levinsons. Local credits include Guthrie Theater (over a dozen productions, including Indecent), Dark and Stormy Productions, and the Children’s Theatre Company. Dorfman's Broadway credits include The Lion King and Social Security; regional credits include Long Wharf Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, and the Shakespeare Theatre. 

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Paul Epton is a lighting designer and theatre electrician.  He discovered theater lighting at Carleton College, then moved on to Detroit’s Attic Theatre. In the Twin Cities, he’s designed over 60 shows for MJTC including Via Dolorosa, The Whipping Man, Dai [Enough], Stars of David, and Becoming Doctor Ruth.  Paul also designs for Mixed Blood Theatre, Off-Leash Area, and Torch Theater and was on the design team for two Ivey Award productions.

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Michael Hoover is the Lead Scenic Artist at Guthrie Theater as well a designer of more than a dozen MJTC productions including Collected Stories, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, We Are the Levinsons, The Whipping Man, Bad Jews, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Michael has also designed for Theater Latte Da, History Theatre, Torch Theater, Girl Friday Productions, and Yellow Tree Theatre.

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Craig Johnson has worked with many theaters including MJTC (Becoming Dr. Ruth). He teaches theater at St. Catherine University and for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA program. Craig won Ivey Awards for his direction of Street Scene (Girl Friday Productions), acting in Gross Indecency (Walking Shadow Theatre Company), and was named Theatre Artist of the Year in 2013 by City Pages

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Miriam Schwartz recently seen in Guthrie Theater's Indecent, and will be returning to MJTC this spring for the role of Natasha in Natasha and the Coat. Schwartz is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. An MJTC regular, she has performed in Church & State, DAI (Enough)Bad Jews, Becoming Dr. Ruth,  Jericho, and Handle With Care. 

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Pamela Espeland has written about the arts for MinnPost since its launch in 2007. In 2012, she began writing the Artscape column-- about all things arts in the Twin Cities! Pamela also writes for the Star Tribune, National Public Radio, and She blogs about jazz and the arts at and is an Art Hound for Minnesota Public Radio. You can follow Pamela on Twitter @bebopified.

Individual Tickets

General Admission - $125

VIP  - $200 (Patron)
Patrons are invited to an intimate pre-event gathering at 6 o'clock to meet and mingle with the panelists; includes a red carpet photo opportunity and champagne. 

Purchase tickets by calling 651-647-4315 or CLICK HERE to order online. Questions? Call us at 651-647-4315.

At St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church,  3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Event Sponsors

Elliot & Marlys Badzin
Mona & Patrick Dewane
Shelli Chase & John Feldman

Janie Finn
Jimmy & Stephanie Levine
David Estreen & Karen Neset
Linda & Mike Platt
Jim & Nancy Proman
Mark E. & Michele Tafoya Vandersall

Catering by Kafé 421

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