little lights for dark worlds
The Fox & Beggar Theater tells stories for both grown-up and not-yet-grown-up audiences. Productions explore the spaces between street theatre, dance, circus arts and acrobatics, mask-and-puppet theatre, operetta, and illustration. The FBT has recently moved to Minneapolis, MN, and is a sponsored project of Springboard For The Arts' Incubator Program. Of course, the open road will always beckon.
In 2020, the FBT received a grant to build the Gonzago, a traveling double-decker solar-powered pop-up Vaudeville theatre, which embarked on its first tour in 2021 around the Great Lakes region. Atop the Gonzago, the FBT's "Goodnight, Absalom!" performed for over 1,500 audience members over the course of fourteen free, all-ages shows held in public parks, organic farms, and community spaces.
Our mission is to bring provocative, innovative, and enchanting storytelling to a troubled world, through a broad fusion of both performing and visual arts.
The FBT has performed in the Upper Midwest at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, Frogtown Farm in St. Paul, Canal Park in Duluth, Harbor Park in Grand Marais, MN, DreamAcres Farm in Wykoff, MN, Keepsake Cidery, The Commons Viroqua, Humboldt Park in Milwaukee, The Vaudeville Urban Farm in Chicago, the 555 Monroe Art Park in Grand Rapids, and the Tangent Gallery in Detroit. The FBT has performed on the East Coast at the Montford Park Amphitheater, The Orange Peel, and The Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville; The UNSCA Stevens Center, The Bardo Performing Arts Center, 7 Stages Theatre, The Peace Center, The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Hawk & Hawthorne Permaculture Village, as well as at LEAF Community Arts. The FBT has performed on the West Coast at Oregon Eclipse festival, Portland’s Alberta Abbey, and at the Lookout Arts Quarry.