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Theatre du Mississippi, founded in 1997, is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. It is our aim to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

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Orininal Shorts

Congratulations to the the winners of TdM's third annual 'Original Shorts' playwriting competition!

Staged readings will be held at the Masonic Theater in Winona on May 9/10 at 7:30pm and May 11 at 2:00pm. Stay tuned for audition notices and more information!

A big thank YOU to everyone who participated!

Return Engagement
by Kathleen Peterson

Fat Actress, Ugly Model, and Other Destructive Lables for Women
by Bella Poynton

God Always Exists Somewhere
by Greg Freier

The End
by Conlan Carter

Honorable Mention has gone to:

The Switchblade
by Bella Poynton

In the Shadow of the Monste
by Jacob Wrich

The Ninth Train
by Jane and Jim Jeffries

Soyuz 5
by Rand Higbee


Stay tuned for more information on a new and exciting TdM event:
Periodic Readings - Last Mondays of the month at 7:00pm at the Masonic 


We are very grateful for grants received from the following foundations and institutions:

The Winona Foundation

The Slaggie Family Foundation

SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature

The Winona Fine Arts Commission

The Elizabeth Callender King Foundation

The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation


Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley.

P.O. Box 184
Winona, MN 55987


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