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Show Schedule

DC: Church & State: Friends or Frienemies?
Sep
20
8:00 pm20:00

DC: Church & State: Friends or Frienemies?

  • Dance Place

You’re not supposed to talk about politics or religion at the dinner table. But what about during an improv comedy show? T2P2 will talk with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Executive Director the Reverend Barry Lynn about why he thinks God should stay at least 30 feet away from government at all times.

DC: Infrastructure of Dreams: If we improv, will they come?
Sep
22
8:00 pm20:00

DC: Infrastructure of Dreams: If we improv, will they come?

  • Capital Fringe, Trinidad Theater

They say an improv comedy show about infrastructure investment policy can’t possibly be funny. We’ll find out if they’re right when Vinn White, U.S. DOT Senior Transportation Policy Advisor, and Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers, join us to talk roads, bridges, transit, and dedicated lanes for hover-bikes.

DC: Improv-onomics
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

DC: Improv-onomics

  • Washington Improv Theater

Chris Farrell, Senior Economics Contributor to American Public Media’s Marketplace, and Cardiff Garcia, US editor of the Financial Times’s Alphaville, join us to make sense of the Fed’s interest rate policies, “un-retirement,” globalization, and what the heck is going on in Cuba. All in 90 minutes or less!

DC: A Congressman Walks into an Improv Show
Sep
24
8:00 pm20:00

DC: A Congressman Walks into an Improv Show

  • Washington Improv Theater

What will happen when first-term congressman Tom Emmer (MN-6, GOP) is The Theater of Public Policy’s on-stage guest? What about if some of his fellow Minnesotan congressional delegation join him? Will we end partisan bickering with improv comedy? Or, in true Minnesota fashion, just talk about the weather?

DC: David Plotz
Sep
25
10:00 pm22:00

DC: David Plotz

  • Washington Improv Theater

David Plotz is the former editor-in-chief of Slate and now CEO of Atlas Obscura. Plotz has written multiple books, comments on national politics weekly as part of the Slate Gabfest and now runs a site all about getting people to explore the hidden places in their communities. We’ll ask him the best place in D.C. to get your head shaved.

DC: SCOTUS!
Sep
26
10:00 pm22:00

DC: SCOTUS!

  • Washington Improv Theater

Just weeks before the Supreme Court opens its new term, Tom Goldstein, founder and editor of SCOTUS Blog will join T2P2 to talk all things judiciary. We’ll ask him what to watch for in the coming term and which justice wore their robes the best.

T2P2's Fall Season
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

T2P2's Fall Season

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

Check back soon for details about our Fall Season! As always, we'll have guests you don't want to miss!

T2P2's Fall Season
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

T2P2's Fall Season

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

As soon as we have details of our Fall Season, they'll be online and everywhere else!

T2P2's Fall Season
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

T2P2's Fall Season

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

We'll definitely post the info about our Fall Season when we have them. They'll be in the form of words. Some pictures.


Finding the Green for Parks
Jul
23
6:30 pm18:30

Finding the Green for Parks

  • Open Book

Those newly proposed parks in Minneapolis may be a good idea, but how are we going to find the money to fund them? Can we afford to expand our park system -- or would we be crazy not to?

Audition for T2P2!
Jul
12
12:00 pm12:00

Audition for T2P2!

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

Some people’s favorite civics-inspired improv comedy company is looking for new talent. Come audition to join the team!

The World's Fair with Former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

The World's Fair with Former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

Mark Ritchie wants a World's Fair to be held in Minnesota. There are a number of obstacles in place including the fact that the USA is currently not eligible to host one. That isn't stopping his efforts. He has already decided on the signature architectural piece. (Hint: It's the Seattle Space Needle, except upside down.)

Energy Debate!
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Energy Debate!

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

We'll debate energy with Michael Noble, CEO of Fresh Energy, Nelson, Policy Director at the Center of the American Experiment, and Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce.

Bipartisian Legislative Update
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Bipartisian Legislative Update

  • Humphrey School Cowles Auditorium

Rep. Nick Zerwas (R-Forest Lake) and Rep. Dan Schoen (DFL–St. Paul) join us for a 2015 legislative update–straight from the Donkey and the Elephant's mouths.

UnRetirement
Nov
24
6:00 pm18:00

UnRetirement

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

In his new book, Unretirement, Chris Farrell documents the trend of baby boomers to stay in the work force. More than a necessity caused by the Great Recession, Mr. Farrell argues it signals a new paradigm about work, community, and finding happiness. We promise you will leave this show with lots to talk about with your parents at Thanksgiving dinner. 

Cards Against Harassment
Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Cards Against Harassment

  • Salem English Lutheran Church

Lindsey Middlecamp has taken a unique approach with her project, Cards Against Harassment. When called out on the street, she confronts and educates those who badger her. We'll talk about her work, how to combat street harassment, and it will be funny. We promise.

City Councilman Jacob Frey
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

City Councilman Jacob Frey

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

Elected in 2013, Jacob Frey is part of a new class of Minneapolis City Council members swept in last fall. In just the past year, Frey has championed allowing ride-sharing services in the city, rule changes around restaurant alcohol restrictions, and stronger city investment in affordable housing.

Former Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson
Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

Former Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

The honarable Paul Anderson served as Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1994 to 2013. During that time he heard seminal cases on everything from the independence of medical examiners, to bail laws, to a much-discussed recount in Minnesota’s 2008 U.S. senate race. 

School Board Forum
Oct
13
7:00 pm19:00

School Board Forum

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

The Theater of Public Policy hosts the candidates for Minneapolis School Board's two at-large seats. Democracy! Education! Improv!

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

Mr. Marohn has developed a national following for his work on neighborhood sustainability. We’ll ask him if we’ll still need freeways once we have flying cars. 

Take a Bite out of our Food Security
Sep
28
4:00 pm16:00

Take a Bite out of our Food Security

  • St. Frances Cabrini Church

Join us and the St. Frances Cabrini Food Justice Committee as we explore the topic of food security. Many of us take for granted that our grocery stores will always have food for us. Many around the world don't have that luxury and in the future, we may not either.

Improvised Tours
Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

Improvised Tours

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts

What if the tour guide in an art museum was just making it up? Join the cast of The Theater of Public Policy on a tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Our characters will lead you through the galleries dispensing amazing anecdotes and insights about the art that sound true; even if they're not. It's a tour unlike any other, because most museums won't allow it.

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Lori Sturdevant
Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Lori Sturdevant

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

The Theater of Public Policy is in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year! However, we're going to be exploring big ideas in a slightly different way.

Renowned historians will tell true stories of intrigue, corruption, sex, or violence and a team of improvisers will bring them to life. Come for the underground education, stay for the laughter!

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Doug Hoverson
Aug
8
4:00 pm16:00

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Doug Hoverson

The Theater of Public Policy is in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year! However, we're going to be exploring big ideas in a slightly different way.

Renowned historians will tell true stories of intrigue, corruption, sex, or violence and a team of improvisers will bring them to life. Come for the underground education, stay for the laughter!

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Wendy Jones
Aug
6
5:30 pm17:30

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Wendy Jones

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

The Theater of Public Policy is in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year! However, we're going to be exploring big ideas in a slightly different way.

Renowned historians will tell true stories of intrigue, corruption, sex, or violence and a team of improvisers will bring them to life. Come for the underground education, stay for the laughter!

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Richard Rousseau
Aug
3
2:30 pm14:30

The History of Minnesota, Unscripted! with Richard Rousseau

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

The Theater of Public Policy is in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year! However, we're going to be exploring big ideas in a slightly different way.

Renowned historians will tell true stories of intrigue, corruption, sex, or violence and a team of improvisers will bring them to life. Come for the underground education, stay for the laughter!

Behind the Curtain of the Minnesota Fringe
Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

Behind the Curtain of the Minnesota Fringe

  • HUGE Theater

Join us as we explore the history of the Minnesota Fringe! We'll talk with Jeff Larson (current Executive Director of the MN Fringe) and Robin Gillette (Fringe Executive Director 2006-2013).

 

For only $5!