Successful 2016 Return Engagement & Tour of THEATER: A SACRED PASSAGE

May 31, 2016

“Excellent – powerful yet fun & thought provoking.”

— Audience Member


We’re all thrilled with the great success of our St. Paul tour and Dreamland Arts performances of Theater: A Sacred Passage.  Thank you audience members and host organizations for your enthusiastic support!  


We toured to four St. Paul neighborhood venues:  The Wilder Center for Communities, East Side Freedom Library, Neighborhood House Teen Resource Center, and CHAT (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent), April 12 - 19.  We then performed at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul, April 22-24, for three public performances.


“Connecting with both younger audiences and audiences of color remains an evergreen challenge in most local theater scenes. Full Circle Theater Company is taking the lead in Saint Paul with ‘Theater: A Sacred Passage.’”

— Ira Brooker, KnightBlog


The cast, crew, and directors of Theater: A Sacred Passage with members and staff of the Youth Leadership Initiative program at the Wilder Center for Communities on April 12, after our performance and post-play discussion. Photo by PattiJo Verdeja.


“All the featured performers...explore their Asian-ness, their African-ness, Native-ness, Hispanic-ness, etc. This gives the play focus and heightened intensity. They all discover a vivid new meaning for 'family'.”

— John Olive, see full review here


​Left to right: Allen Malicsi and Matt Thompson | Photo by Jamison


Theater: A Sacred Passage

Directed by Rick Shiomi | Dramaturgy by Martha Johnson

Playwrights: James Williams, Stephanie Lein Walseth, Lara Trujillo,

Martha Johnson, and Rick Shiomi

​An original performance piece devised by the five core artists of Full Circle Theater from their personal journeys into theater. The stories embody their transformational  experiences in becoming theater artists and how their work reflects the changes in our community over the past two decades. The piece incorporates acting, storytelling, choreography and music.  



Marisa Carr, Emily Grodzik, Katelin DeLorenzo, Song Kim, Marcos Lopez, Allen Malicsi, Siddeeqah Shabazz, John Stephens, Matthew Thompson and Lara Trujillo.

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