About The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Incorporated January 9, 1998, A Midsummer Night's Dream was the first production for The Chameleon Theatre Circle. Starting out our 16th Season, Ruthless is Chameleon's 88th production!
Our group stems from what we felt was a need for South of the River residents, both as participants and audience members, to be included in the same theatre scene as Downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul residents. Some of our productions may be unique in that until recently, we have had to go across the river to see.
Chameleon has performed at the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres' MACT*Fest five times, performed at the Regional Level (AACT) four times (placing second in 2007), and at the National Level twice, placing third in the Nation in our first appearance! We have received 29 awards at State, Regional and National levels. Our production of Hair was featured on PBS. Eight New Play Contests have been held, which have provided Chameleon the opportunity to perform original works such as Are We There Yet? and Snowflake's Story. Variety Shows have been put on in the fall, complete with entertainment, dining and a silent auction. A Playwright's In Residence program was started, which have brought us New and Nobler Life, Helena Handbasket and Paper Dolls from Timothy Braatz, and Love's Shadow on Snow from Rick Raasch. Company written plays, Death Penalty Puppetry and Monsters in America: Puppets of Mass Distraction, have been performed in the 2004 and 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festivals.
Our goal from the beginning has been to offer quality and affordable theatre, and we've accomplished that on a remarkable scale. The Mission of The Chameleon Theatre Circle is dedicated to creating passionate, engaging theatre south of the river, that is artistically excellent and challenging to artists and audiences alike.
The Chameleon Theatre Circle is a 501(c)(3) organization.