Mission and Production History
Mixed Precipitation creates unexpected theatrical experiences through unique partnerships and festive events that inspire social engagement. Since 2009, we’ve been bringing Minnesota the Picnic Operetta – an annual harvest celebration that brings new life to old stories through music, movement, gardens, food, and visual extravaganza. Previous productions have included imaginative adaptations of Beethoven, Mozart, Handel and Purcell. The Picnic Operetta has toured the metro and greater Minnesota, performing in community gardens, urban farms, orchards and vineyards. Additionally they have presented curated evenings of site-specific theater and dance including Mpls Pinter Studies, and contemporary operas like Tonya and Nancy: The Opera. They have also created work for MN Orchestra Crescendo Project.
A core planning team of artists and community members work along side founder and artistic director Scotty Reynolds to plan artistic activities and connect to communities.
You’ve seen the work of these wonderful team members on-stage and off: Asher Edes, Joni Griffith, Alia Jeraj, Jacob Miller, and Gary Ruschmann
William Beeman Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology
Welles Emerson Associate Director of Leadership Giving, Augsburg University and Resident Artist, National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics
Mary Hourigan University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Maggie Scanlan Artistic Director, Nightpath Theatre Company
Chela Vasquez Pesticide Action Network, Women’s Environmental Institute
Jacquelyn Zita Women’s Environmental Institute