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The Empathy Project

Park Square Theatre presents a Full Circle Production​

Created and Written by Full Circle Core Artist Leadership Group Member Stephanie Lein Walseth

Directed by Claribel Gross

November 12 - 21, 2021

Park Square's Andy Boss Thrust Stage

Information about general audience safety protocols are available on Park Square's website.

About The Empathy Project.

Full Circle’s First Live, In-Person and Fully-Staged Production Since 2019!

After two years in development and two online readings, The Empathy Project by Stephanie Lein Walseth is finally hitting the stage. Directed by Claribel Gross, this fully staged production of The Empathy Project features a cast of nine: Song Kim, Dominique Jones, Shanan Custer, Oogie_Push, Siddeeqah​ Shabazz, Kim Vasquez, Peter Colburn, Marci Lucht, and Joshua C. Larson. 
It also features original compositions by Paul Damico-Carper, and choreography by Mary Harding. Designers include: Tom Mays (lighting design), Mina Kinukawa (set design), Khamphian Vang (costume design) and Quinci Bachman (sound design).

The Empathy Project explores empathy across geographic, political, and racial divides based on interviews of rural and urban Minnesotans—people like your neighbors, your friends, or even yourself. Our production  investigates the power and limits of empathy in a deeply fractured world.

About the Playwright/Story Weaver

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Stephanie Lein Walseth

Stephanie Lein Walseth is a Full Circle Theater Core Artistic Leadership Group Member. With Full Circle she was one of the co-writers for the company’s debut production of Theater: A Sacred Passage, one of the directors for 365 Days/365 Plays: A 2017 Remix, the dramaturg for Under This Roof, and a frequent panel discussion and post-show moderator. As an actor, director, dramaturg, stage manager, theater administrator, and educator she has worked with Penumbra Theatre Company, Theater Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, Sod House Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Guthrie Theater, Theatre Unbound, Starting Gate Productions, Theater in the Round, Frank Theatre, CLIMB Theatre, Native Voices at the Autry (CA), and Portland Stage Company (ME).


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