has announced its nominations for the 2012-13 theater season in the Twin Cities and Theatre Pro Rata has a bunch of them! We’re thrilled to announce the following nominations for our cast, crew, and productions:

Best Actor in a Play – Matt Sciple (Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight)
Best Actress in a Play – Shanan Custer (Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight)
Best Costume Design – Mandi Johnson (Lovers & Executioners)
Best Costume Design – Mandi Johnson (again!) (Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight)
Best Director of a Play – Carin Bratlie (Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight)
Best Lighting Design – Julia Carlis (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom)
Best Play – Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight
Best Sound Design – Jacob M. Davis (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom)

Head over to and vote for Pro Rata today!

Also, vote for company member Heather Meyer’s production of RT+MPLS: The Legend of R.T. Rybak for Best Ensemble Performance with her company, Black Market Doctor!

Thank you one and all who donated to Theatre Pro Rata for Give to the Max Day 2013. We absolutely blew our fundraising goal out of the water! We’ll have more details about it soon; for now, enjoy our lovingly crafted thank you video performed by the cast of Good Woman of Setzuan:

Again, thank you so much. Your support means the world to us.

(P.S. if you didn’t get your donation in on the 14th you can still head over the GTMD website and contribute. We won’t tell anyone you were late!)

Pro Rata’s 2nd Annual Online Auction

Theatre Pro Rata’s online auction rides again! From October 26th until November 3rd at noon, we will be holding an online auction full of amazing, delightful, fantastic items for you to bid on. Help Pro Rata and help yourself to one of these fantastic items! Just go to Theatre Pro Rata’s blog to check out the items. We’ve got movie tickets, pottery, another one of those TARDIS lamps that caused such a sensation last year, and several other items.

Each item is listed under its own blog post, simply comment on the post with your offer to place your bid. (Check out the blog for the full rules.)

Hosted reading of And the Universe Didn’t Blink by Claudia Haas

The Pro Rata Playreading Series is proud to host a reading of And the Universe Didn’t Blink by local playwright Claudia Haas on Tuesday, October 29th.

This is a brand new script that is in workshop and development, and we’re so excited to read it for you. Ms. Haas will be in attendance and would love to hear your feedback.
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We’re happy to announce that Theatre Pro Rata has been nominated for an International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award for producing a season that was at least half female playwrights! To refresh your memory our recently finished season contained Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley and Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson. We’ll find out if we won in September.

Also, Theatre Pro Rata has just received an MRAC Arts Activities Support Grant for our 2013-14 season! Hooray!

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