Jungle Theater

Creating Powerful and Poetic Theater

A neighborhood theatre with national impact sparking meaningful dialogue with audiences through compelling stories, masterful acting and exquisite design


The Olseth Family Foundation is delighted to continue support for the Jungle Theater (the Jungle) and their mission; “to create powerful and poetic theater in the intimate Jungle home, which is deeply rooted in Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood” ..


Under Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen’s leadership, The Jungle has both significantly increased the representation of women, both on and off stage, and renewed the Jungle’s commitment to producing and commissioning new work.  The Jungle believes great theater offers entertainment, enrichment, inspiration and hope.  Additionally, they place great value on the artists who transform human experience into poetic truth, resulting in a world-class, inspirational theater.


The foundation is pleased to sponsor Small Mouth Sounds, a New York Times Critics’ selection (2016).  In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six disparate city dwellers embark on a silent retreat, where silence isn’t always golden.  The play will run from May 18 through June 16, 2019

For the complete 2018 -2019 theatre season