Up Next: Doorways for The Whipping Man

Meet  Artists of The Whipping Man  | after the matinee, Sunday February 5
Join us for a look into the production process with Lou Bellamy, director of The Whipping Man at Penumbra Theatre  (2009), Sally Wingert, director, and MJTC actors.

20s & 30s Night | Thursday, February 9
This event is for those aged 20-39 that enjoy theater and spending time with peers. Tickets are $15 and include the show followed by drinks & apps at the Highland Grill.

Colorism and Judaism | Saturday, February 11
Jessica Kingston, Director of the St. Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity, will moderate a panel with April Baskin, Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, and actor Warren C. Bowles. Presented after the performance in partnership with Temple Israel.

Military Matters: Racial and Religious Rites and Rights | Sunday, February 12
Join Daniel Pierce Bergin, documentary filmmaker, and attorneys Ellen Sampson and Peter Nickitas for a panel presentation moderated by attorney Marshall Tanick. 
Sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  after the performance.  
1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit Applied For (CLE)

Race, Class, and Political Struggle in Post-War Richmond | Thursday, February 23
Peter Rachleff, noted labor historian, and Neal Gosman, a descendant of Confederate Jews, will give an analysis of the aftermath of emancipation, and the challenges white and black workers faced -- and surmounted -- in their efforts to make their lives better.


Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s Doorways program first began in 2002.  MJTC is proud to provide this innovative programming to complement the work on stage. Such programs include:

  • community forums
  • lectures and symposia
  • events in partnership with other organizations such as museums and synagogues
  • post performance discussions
  • Continuing legal education seminars (CLE) for credit
  • work with school children

Doorways programs are designed to open the doors to greater understanding and enjoyment of the plays we present and to give deeper insights into the subjects and issues they address. Each production of the season has Doorways programs to enhance the artistic and educational value of the work you see onstage.  Our post performance discussions feature esteemed guests who are professionals in our community. They join us to provide further information on topics in the production, and foster stimulating conversation with those in attendance. Our CLE programs are co-sponsored by the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.