A Guthrie Experience
M.F.A. actors with music theater/singing experience and M.F.A. theatermakers with expertise in design (scenic/prop, costume, lighting, projection, sound), production or stage management are encouraged to apply before their final year of graduate school.
A seven-week summer intensive for M.F.A. actors and theatermakers designed to cultivate future leaders of the American theater. Curriculum includes workshops with master teachers, professional mentorship, the opportunity to develop a new work in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio and a cultural immersion in the vibrant Twin Cities theater scene.
The Guthrie’s state-of-the art facility on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
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History and alumni
Launched in 1997 under the leadership of Kenneth Washington and Marcela Lorca, A Guthrie Experience was designed to introduce emerging actors to a preeminent American theater at the center of the Twin Cities vibrant arts community, building a bridge between training and profession.
For more than 20 years, A Guthrie Experience alumni have developed successful careers onstage and on screen, garnered numerous awards and returned to perform on the Guthrie’s stages. Notable alumni include Mahershala Ali, Morena Baccarin, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown, Dion Flynn, Cassandra Freeman, Miriam Hyman, Josh Radnor, Corey Stoll and Emily Swallow, among others.