4th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser for Illusion Theater

4th Annual Breakfast to Support ILLUSION THEATER’S Award Winning Youth Programs 

Wednesday, September 25th 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Nicollet Island Pavilion

T. Mychael Rambo, beloved fixure of the Twin Cities theater community is our captivating and inspiring MC.

Meet Participants of Illusion’s Education Programs Join Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

For special remarks 7:30 am Gather — 8:00 am Program — 9:00 am

- Bonnie Morris, Michael Robins and the Illusion Theater Board of Directors 

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Support our work with 15,000 youth every year in 11 Twin Cities Schools and with the Native Peer Education Ikidowin Program 

Can’t make it but still want to show your support? Donate here.

From issues of sexual abuse prevention to sexual health, gender and racial bullying, finding a place in the world, and healing trauma, Illusion is on the forefront of helping kids authentically find their voice and agency. 

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Peggy Flanagan is Minnesota’s 50th Lieutenant Governor. The principle of Peggy’s career is giving back, particularly to children, families, communities of color, American Indians, and low- income and working people. As a former State Representative and community organizer, Peggy brings her experiences of building coalitions and advocating for children and families to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, as she works in close partnership with Governor Tim Walz to build One Minnesota. A St. Louis Park native, Peggy is proud to be a graduate of St. Louis Park Public Schools and the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in American Indian studies and child psychology. She worked for almost a decade at Wellstone Action, the organization founded to carry on the work of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. As one of the original trainers of Wellstone Action’s signature program Camp Wellstone, she has trained tens of thousands of progressive activists, community and campaign organizers, and elected officials and candidates – including Governor Walz! 

T. Mychael Rambo Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer: T. Mychael Rambo has worked with Illusion from the first year he arrived in the Twin Cities, creating many memorable moments in Always and Forever, Miss Evers’ Boys, Angel Headed Hipster and Amazing Grace, to name a few. T. Mychael has made an indelible mark here in the Twin Cities performing principle roles at such theaters as: the Guthrie, Ordway Theatre, Penumbra, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Children’s Theatre and Minnesota Opera among others. Nationally and internationally his stage credits include Carnegie Hall and performances abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films (including: The Cure, Justice, Crossing the Bridge, Wooley Boys) HBO mini-series (Laurel Avenue, Equinox), and other television programming. T. Mychael had the great honor of singing the National Anthem for both President Barak Obama and President Jimmy Carter. 

About Illusion Theater: Bonnie Morris & Michael Robins, Producing Directors have used the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change, illuminating the illusions, myths and realities of our times. In 45 years, Illusion has generated over 525 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion’s work has catalyzed conversations in living rooms, kitchens, coffee houses, and board rooms, and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals. Illusion’s Education work has won numerous awards and has been experienced by millions of students in over 40 states and in 80% of Minnesota counties. 

For more information please contact Tiffany Robins at trobins@illusiontheater.org