Girl Friday Productions

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Venue address

Minneapolis Theater Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Mailing address

4221 17th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407


Kirby Bennett
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(612) 729-1071

About us

Girl Friday Production’s mission is to illuminate the human condition. We focus on creating artistically outstanding, thought-provoking theatrical experiences that will inspire audiences and nurture artists. The little company that does big plays, Girl Friday Productions has been steadily building a niche for itself in the Twin Cities theater community by producing large scale, ensemble-based, American plays of exceptional literary merit. Girl Friday chooses not to do a multi-play season but to rather focus on a singular major project every other year because we wish to provide the most artistically rewarding experience possible. This approach maximizes our efforts to work with challenging texts and the finest local theatre artists. Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Kirby Bennett, Girl Friday Productions' most recent show as STREET SCENE in July 2011, which was selected as a 2011 “Top Ten”/Year End Highlight in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Lavender Magazine. STREET SCENE director Craig Johnson received an Ivey Award for his work on the show. Other highlights include two acclaimed productions of the award-winning works of Thornton Wilder - OUR TOWN in July 2007 (Pioneer Press’ “Top Ten Shows of 2007”) and THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH in July 2009 (MinnPost “Favorite for 2009”). CAMINO REAL features the recognized qualities of a Girl Friday production: exceptional literature, humanity, relevance and stimulating theatricality.

Performance history

Camino Real by Tennessee Williams - upcoming July 2013
Street Scene by Elmer Rice - July 2011
The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder - July 2009
Our Town by Thornton Wilder - July 2007
An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf - July 2005
Love Letters by A. R. Gurney - February 2004
Hate Mail by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky - February 2004




Now playing

The Hothouse

The Hothouse

See it this week at Artspace Grain Belt Bottling House in Minneapolis. Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions.

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Hannah Steblay

Hannah Steblay

Hannah Steblay directs 'Twas the Night Before Christmas playing at Ames Center this month.

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