Social Innovation Through Artistic Practice

The Company harnesses the power of theatre, performance & literature to explore what it means to be human.

NICHLOSON + COMPANY is a Minneapolis-based theatre, performance and literary arts platform committed to developing new works that explore the nuances of the human condition, engage in compelling storytelling, and celebrate diversity.

Art and performance brings us together, allows us to see ourselves in the experiences of others, and fosters individual and community transformation. Led by award-winning playwright and interdisciplinary artist Rebecca Nichloson, The Company creates dynamic productions rooted in intersections between art, performance, and literature that explore what it means to be human.

Through our research and development project, Rumination Garden, we create research-informed artistic works that explore relationships between current and historical challenges facing vulnerable communities, fostering the discourse and opportunities for connection that advance social change. Rumination productions engage quantitative and qualitative data, research and consultations with practitioners, educators and leaders who serve marginalized communities to create socially informed work.


We acknowledge that our work takes place on the ancestral lands of the Dakota peoples, and that we live in a country that has; and continues to, benefit from the legacy of American slavery. We stand in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of Mni Sota Makoce and the African American community in their continued fight for social justice and equality.