Holy Family’s Theater program provides opportunities for every student involved to participate as an actor, a stage or sound technician, or both! We produce a variety of productions in a dynamic and creative environments where students learn to take risks and communicate with honesty, clarity, and zeal.
In December 2015, we celebrated the grand opening of our new performance center. This multi-purpose performance space will enhance our current drama program’s fall and spring productions. Thespians are also encouraged to participate in our entry into the Minnesota State High School League’s One-Act Play competition. Minnesota high school drama programs compete at the subsection and section levels to earn a trip to the state competition held in February at St. Catherine University’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium.
Graduates of Holy Family’s have continued in college drama programs as well as currently work in acting, directing, stage lighting and theater management.
Mermaid, November 10-13, All seats are $7 at the door and General Admission
Holy Family Theater Department presents Polly Teale’s,”Mermaid,” a bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and desire, transported to a contemporary setting. Beneath the ocean’s waves there is no death or pain or separation. Above, the modern world is beset with war and poverty On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind for ever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean – but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?
Thursday, November 10 – 7 PM
Friday, November 11 – 7 PM
Saturday, November 12 – 2 PM and 7PM
Sunday, November 13 – 3 PM
Anna Crace, Theater Director
Crace arrives at Holy Family with a wealth of experiences teaching, directing, casting, and producing, both in the Twin Cities and in her native London. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Manchester University before earning Masters degrees in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy (Goldsmith University of London) and Theatre Directing (Birkbeck University of London).
Since arriving in Minnesota in 2019 she has been the Assistant Director at the Guthrie Theater for Twelfth Night, The Jungle Theater for Small Mouth Sounds and Dramaturged for the much beloved Christmas Carol at the Guthrie. Alongside this she has been developing work with playwrights as part of the Horror Festival and New Leaf, with time for educational work in schools with Matchbox Theater. She is also the Productions Manager for The Theater of Public Policy, mixing improv and policy to make the audience think and laugh at the same time.