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The goal of the JungleWrites program is to give young women the tools to be confident in their voice as artists, and to feel like part of the Twin Cities theater community.

Sixteen local high-school students are participating in the program, which runs for three sessions totaling 25 weeks, with weekly classes at the Jungle taught by current and former Playwrights’ Center fellows.

Additionally, the students have access to Jungle performances and rehearsals, and have a final showing of their work in May 2018.

Each student will receive a mentor, a female theater professional in the Twin Cities, who will be in touch with them weekly for the whole process.

This program is generously made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board, who granted us $38,215 through their Arts Learning grant. 


Session 4 - FREE Playwrighting workshop
Led by Marissa Carr

Saturday, July 7th
10:00AM - 11:30AM
2:00PM - 3:30PM

Join JungleWrites teaching artist Marisa Carr for a 90-minute playwriting workshop! This will be a fun, no-pressure learning opportunity appropriate for any skill level. Saturday's workshop is open to the public (ALL AGES!) and FREE to attend thanks to generous support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Space is limited, so don’t delay!


Marissa Carr

Marisa Carr is a Twin Cities-based playwright and actor. As a playwright, her work has been produced and/or presented by theaters including: Pillsbury House + Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Intermedia Arts, and the Guthrie. As an actor, she has appeared with companies throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to her work as a playwright and actor, Marisa was a 2018 JungleWrites teaching artist at the Jungle Theater and is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Turtle Theater Collective, a Twin Cities-based company committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater.



For More Information:

Contact Amanda Brown at amanda@jungletheater.com


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation form the arts and cultural heritage fund.