In 2011, Tane Danger and Brandon Boat decided to turn a hobby into a passion. Many of their friends had complained of feeling politically disconnected and isolated, so they decided to do something about it. With a background in mission driven nonprofit work and improv comedy on the side, they decided to merge the two together. After many coffee meetings and some Minnesota style passive-aggressive encouragement, they produced their first run of The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis.
After two seasons of the show, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts approached them and offered a 6 month Artist Residency to bring their high-concept comedy show to the museum world. This opportunity gave them the push they needed to turn this hobby into a full time pursuit. During this time they built relationships and connections with fellow artists and other like minded organizations with the goal of getting people excited about "hard-thinky stuff."
Over time T2P2 has performed over 300 shows, toured the nation, hosted candidate debate forums, designed a brewery tour, turned the entire city of St. Paul into a stage, and more. They have been praised by civic leaders and artists alike for their professionalism and their fun presentation of difficult issues.