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Theatre at the Missouri History Museum presents outside performing artists in one-weekend runs.  We occasionally also have two weekend or longer runs. Performances will be chosen first based on clear, direct, ties to upcoming exhibitions.  Strong connection to the museum’s mission to “serve as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences” is also a requirement. This includes work that is grounded in local community groups, social justice and current events, and theatre for young audiences. Proposals that cannot be accommodated will be kept on file for future needs as well.

Upcoming exhibitions:

#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis
Opening: March 11, 2017
Closing: April 15, 2018

World War I: Missouri and the Great War
Opening: April 6, 2017

Panoramas of the City
Opening: September 2, 2017
Closing: August 12, 2018

Decisions will be made six to twelve months out from the available calendar dates. A very limited number of longer runs may be possible, but must be booked 8-12 months out due to the high volume of programs at the Missouri History Museum (about 700 programs a year.) Performances may be in matinee or evening slots. We are currently accepting proposals for January 2017 through December 2018. Please indicate available performance times on the form.

Performance Proposal

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1. The Missouri History Museum offers about 700 programs a year, it is likely that there will be other programs in the building during your run and in the Lee when your show is dark. 2. The Lee has a house lighting plot that gives excellent stage coverage and varieties of looks, but instruments cannot be rehung. 3. Sets must be free standing and be able to be moved behind the movie screen and main drape when not in use. 4. MHM has technicians on staff who will help run your show, but we cannot guarantee that the same technician will be available to run every performance. 5. A complete script must be sent to or uploaded here: for this application to be complete. 6. For ticketed performances, MHM members must receive the best discount that you offer. 7. Productions will be chosen by MHM’s theatre committee. Submitting this proposal is not a guarantee that the production will be picked up by MHM.
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