little lights for dark worlds
Since 2014, the Fox & Beggar Theater has used handmade spectacle to craft otherworldly stories for both grown-up and not-yet-grown-up audiences. Productions explore the spaces between street theater, dance, circus arts and acrobatics, and operetta.
In 2020 the FBT relocated to Minneapolis, MN, and became a sponsored project of Springboard For The Arts' Incubator Program. That same year, the FBT received a grant to build the GONZAGO, a traveling double-decker solar-powered pop-up proscenium theater stage, which embarked on its first tour in 2021 around the Great Lakes region. Atop the GONZAGO, the FBT's "Goodnight, Absalom!" performed for over 2,000 audience members over the course of fourteen free, all-ages shows held in public parks, organic farms, and community spaces. In 2022, the FBT revisited this same route from Minnesota to Michigan with a fully devised circus show entitled "The Lonesome Spectacular!"
Our mission is to bring provocative, innovative, and enchanting storytelling to a troubled world, through a broad fusion of both performing and visual arts.
The FBT has performed in the Midwest at In The Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theater, the Cedar Cultural Center, and Powderhorn and Minnehaha parks in Minneapolis, Frogtown Farm in St. Paul, Canal Park in Duluth, Harbor Park in Grand Marais MN, DreamAcres Farm, Keepsake Cidery, The Commons Viroqua, Humboldt and Kadish Park in Milwaukee, Logan Square Farmers Market in Chicago, Madison Circus Space, the 555 Monroe Art Park in Grand Rapids, and the Tangent Gallery in Detroit. The FBT has performed on the East Coast at the Montford Park Amphitheater, The Orange Peel, and The Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville; The UNSCA Stevens Center, The Bardo Performing Arts Center, 7 Stages Theatre, The Peace Center, The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Hawk & Hawthorne Permaculture Village, as well as at LEAF Community Arts. The FBT has performed on the West Coast at Oregon Eclipse festival, Portland’s Alberta Abbey, and at the Lookout Arts Quarry.