Company History: October 2003, the idea for a permanent independent theatre company in the Camden community was developed and presented at a Victory Neighborhood Association meeting. The idea was unanimously supported and several in attendance offered their names as volunteers. After a year of planning, Camden Civic Theatre kicks off in October 2004 with a series of Beginning Acting classes taught by Jeff Redman in cooperation with Minneapolis Community Education at Patrick Henry High.  December 2004, Camden Civic Theatre had its first production, A Snowbound Christmas Carol, which was created by members of the company. April 2005, Camden Civic Theatre was formed as a company of theatre artists at Rix Neighborhood Bar and Grill in Minneapolis. Original company members were Jeff Redman, Valerie Borey, Kelly McGowan, Doreen Keuseman, Jane O'Brien, and Norma Peterson. March 1, 2006, Camden Civic Theatre became officially incorporated with the State of Minnesota. June 2006, Camden Civic Theatre presented its first fully-staged mainstage production, The Good Doctor by Neil Simon. In August 2006, Camden Civic Theatre changed it’s name to Workhouse Theatre Company. January 2013, WTC merged with The Flower Shop Project, taking the WTC name and expanded it’s mission to include all of North Minneapolis and introduced a new local works program called Greenhouse Project. Performance History: Mississippi Running by Valerie Borey - September 2006 (reading) The Guys by Anne Nelson - September 2006 (reading) 'night, Mother* by Marsha Norman - October 2006 (reading) Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus - November 2006 (reading) Scenes from A Christmas Carol by Valerie Borey and Charles Dickens - December 2006 (reading) House by Daniel MacIvor - January 2007 (reading) Love Letters by A.R Gurney, Jr. - February 2007 (reading) No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre - March 2007 (reading) A Company of Wayward Saints by George Herman - August 2007 (first main stage production) Oleanna by David Mamet - October 2007 The Underpants by Steve Martin - February 2008 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman - April 2008 (winner of the 2008 Ivey Award for Theatrical Excellence) 100 by the Imaginarybody, UK - October 2008 Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children by Dave Louapre and Dan Sweetman - March 2009 How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel - May 2009 Apartment 3A by Jeff Daniels - February 2010 Proof by David Auburn - October 2010 Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, Jr.  - May 2011 Torch Song Trilogy by Havey Fierstein- June 2011 Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire - October 2011 The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode- December 2011 Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson- February 2011 Copenhagen by Michael Frayn - April 2012 But Not For Love by Mattew A. Everett - October 2012 Eastern Standard by Richard Greenberg- March 2014
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