Little Red Theatre Company began in early 2019 with the creation of a new play: Like You. Written and directed by Mac Scheldt, a BA Theatre Performance Creation major at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Like You sold out for all of the shows at the university in mid-April. Thus, Little Red Theatre Company was born. Founder and Artistic Director, Mac Scheldt and her partner and the company's Creative Director, Katelyn McLane, embark on a new adventure to continue bringing new, original, and relevant art for all generations in the Twin Cities theatre community, which is all possible due to their cohort of extremely talented artists and creators. In response to COVID-19 and the cancellation/postponement of the Minnesota Fringe Festival 2020, Little Red Theatre Company has taken a pause on their next production by Mac Scheldt called Those Of Us. The groundbreaking play tackles themes of gender stereotypes, roles, and (similarly to Like You) it's all tied into a package of the college experience, with themes of friendship, ambition, and love, but it will have to wait until next summer. In response to this change, Little Red immediately put a call out to all theatre artists for tiny plays (plays under 600 words) that are in and around life before COVID-19. Bringing positivity and a creative outlet to the global theatre community, Little Red received well over 100 submissions from 20 states, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. The collection of 25 tiny plays titled Tiny Plays From Quarantine will be exclusively published on the company's website, and virtual readings of the selected tiny plays will be posted on their youtube channel shortly thereafter.
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