The Waterfront Productions is a theatrical production company based just west of downtown Minneapolis. Our mission is to enhance inter-cultural awareness, understanding, and acceptance through artistic performance. We currently have no productions in progress, but feel free to browse our site and look for our next play coming in the future!
Our goal at The Waterfront Productions is to enhance multi-cultural awareness, understanding, and acceptance through theatrical performance.
The next performances of our signature play, The Viking and The Gazelle, will be coming in 2023. No matter your cultural background you'll likely recognize some aspects of yourself on stage. Though we hope you'll feel at times a sense of validation at what you see, we also hope you'll have a sense of internal challenge to view yourself and the world differently. And, we hope you'll be fully entertained in the process! Please browse our site for more about us and the play!
In 2019, before COVID, we ran 14 performances of our signature play, The Vikings and The Gazelle, at Mixed Blood Theatre and 8 performances at The Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis.
The Viking and The Gazelle is a romantic comedy about the budding courtship of a Twin Cities couple with the role of race thrust upon their relationship. African-American Michelle was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, while White Robert is from the Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins.
Sparks fly in the hearts of the new couple, yet a happy ending is no foregone conclusion. With a cast of seven characters overall, Michelle and Robert find love’s battlefield surprisingly fraught with the biases of society, including with their trusted confidants; not to mention Robert’s deep dark secret.
In a space and time in the land of “Minnesota Nice” where racial bias is seemingly diminishing, tough and relevant conversations erupt in this wonderful play that, though pointedly frank, does not take itself too seriously.
Please feel free to look around our web site for more information about the The Viking and The Gazelle!.