Friday, February 10, 2012

You're Invited | Serious Issues: Improv Comedy return to HUGE Theater

Tane Danger and Brandon Boat are seriously funny. And they're proving it every Thursday night in February and March! Join them, and the cast of characters at The Theater of Public Policy, to contend with the most pressing challenges facing Minnesota today using one of the most dangerous weapons of all: laughter. See below for their upcoming schedule and be sure to check them out online as well as onstage!

Serious Issues - Improv Comedy return to HUGE Theater

We are extremely excited to announce a new season of The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) atHUGE Theater. Our cast is gearing up to explore immigration, education, the 2012 legislative session, energy infrastructure, the environment, and a new Vikings stadium, through improv comedy.

We hope you'll join us each Thursday at 7pm at HUGE Theater in Uptown Minneapolis.
For those of you who have never been to a show, we use conversations with big thinkers on big ideas as inspiration for long-form improvisational theater.Each show opens on an interview with a leading policy maker or advocate on a particular issue. Our cast unpacks and re-imagines those ideas, debates, anecdotes, memes, and opinions, live and unscripted on stage.
We have a terrific five-minute video (with guest Cris Farrell) that highlights what we do and why it's so fun and thought-provoking. Click here:

T2P2 would like to thank inCommons and the Citizens League for their support.
This season promises fascinating conversations and insightful comedy on some big issues. For more details on each topic, visit our website,

February 2: Immigration and Higher Education
Guests: Annie Levenson-Falk of the Citizens League and Juventino (Juve) Meza of NAVIGATE.

February 9: MN Legislature 2012
Guest: Lori Sturdevant, columnist/writer with the Star Tribune.

February 16: Teachers and School Bullying
Guest: Julie Blaha, President of Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota

February 22: Civic Design
Guest: Nate Garvis from Naked Civics

March 1: Energy Infrastructure
Guest: Maggie Koerth-Baker from Boing Boing

March 8: Vikings Stadium
Guest: Cory Merrifeld, founder of

March 15: Farm to Chef
Guest: Lee Ergstrom from Minnesota 2020

March 22: Politics in Minnesota
Guest: Sarah Janacek, former editor of Politics in Minnesota

March 29: Water
Guest: Peggy Knapp of the Freshwater Society

In addition to a great line-up of guests, we've added three veteran improvisers to our cast: Jen Scott, Eric Simons, and Maggie Sotos. We've also left a healthy 45 minutes at the end of each show for audience members to mingle with the cast and expert guest.

Shows start each Thursday at 7pm @ HUGE Theater - 3037 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis. It's going a great season! Don't miss it!

Collaborate with T2P2!

T2P2 is interested in working with you! We can tailor a show for your organization or conduct a training that teaches communication skills and teamwork. Contact us for more information.

An interview with leading thinkers.

Exploring ideas through improv comedy.

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