We celebrate human wisdom and the spirit of nature through creative works that awaken, inform, and delight.

Featured Production:

Nature for the Nation.

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The outdoor telling of Emerson, Thoreau, and their mutual love of the natural world. Touring the Midwest July – October of 2015.

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Our Productions

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

The musical tale of a nasty dragon. View


The Buddha Prince

A walking play through the extraordinary life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. View


A Circus of Spirit, Song and Dance from Tibet, the Land of Snow. View


The Flame Brigade

A 10-minute clown act set aboard a vintage fire engine. (For booking information, call 612-670-7771)

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A walking play. The mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau's mutual love affair with the natural world. View
(or view the 2010 production archive here)


The Art of Making Plays: Myth and Fantasy

A summer curriculum for young performers drawing from myths, fairy tales, modern fantasy, and most importantly their imaginations. View

Buddha Prince Backstage

Premiered Sunday, May 8, 2011
As part His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Minnesota Visit
On Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Created by TigerLion Arts and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), Buddha Prince Backstage is a video documentary about the making of The Buddha Prince, a free outdoor walking play that celebrates the life and teachings of the 14th Dalai Lama. The Buddha Prince has touched thousands of people nationwide, with performances in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York City's Central Park since 2001. The film features the inspired creative process with the Minnesota Tibetan community, and the rich context of the Dalai Lama's culture and worldview. It is a tribute to spirit, nature, and the healing power of art.

We encourage you to share Buddha Prince Backstage with your communities, classrooms, and colleagues. To purchase a DVD please contact us.

Abbot Northwestern Hospital
Funding provided by TPT and the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, with additional gifts from Marlow Brooks and Lucia's Restaurant.

Lucia Restaurant

For local listings: www.tpt.org

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Sketch of Two Husbands with a bunch of numbers floating around them


2 Wives + 2 Husbands ÷ Adventure! View

  Red Nose Clown Bartholomew (NY Comedian Alan Fessenden)

What if I'm Dead?

A red-nosed funeral. View

State Art Board Legacy Amendment This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. 15/$18. The Reveal: 07/22/14. southerntheater.org/share

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