About Girl Friday Productions
“It’s wonderful to see these rarely produced gems.”
—Girl Friday Productions audience member
The little company that does big plays, Girl Friday Productions focuses on larger scale, primarily American, plays of exceptional literary merit that are less frequently produced today. The company’s mission is to nurture artists, inspire audiences and illuminate the human condition. Girl Friday Productions chooses to focus on a singular bold project every other year. This approach maximizes efforts to work with challenging texts, large and skilled ensemble casts, and distinguished directors and designers. Girl Friday Productions’ work is characterized by exceptional literature, humanity, relevance and stimulating theatricality. The company received 501(c)3 status in March 2012.
Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Kirby Bennett and Natalie Diem Lewis, Girl Friday Productions' most recent productions were The Skin of Our Teeth in 2019, Idiot’s Delight (Lavender Magazine notable performances in 2017), The Matchmaker (2015 year-end recognition from Twin Cities Theatre Bloggers), Camino Real (Lavender Magazine notable performances in 2013) and Street Scene (2011 “Top Ten”/Year End Highlights in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Lavender Magazine; Ivey Award for director Craig Johnson). Other highlights include an earlier production of The Skin of Our Teeth (MinnPost “Favorite for 2009”), Our Town (Pioneer Press’ “Top Ten Shows of 2007”), An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf in 2005, and Love Letters and Hate Mail in 2004.
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