Photographers Michal Daniel and Frederic Desbois captured images throughout Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s years of productivity and creativity—bringing their own strong sensibilities and points of view to their image making: Frederic as a renowned lighting designer with unique access to Theatre de la Jeune Lune and Michal as a specialist in theater photography, which eventually led him to being named by American Theatre Magazine one of the most influential theater photographers.
About Theatre de la Jeune Lune
The celebrated, award-winning, and beloved Theatre de la Jeune Lune was founded in 1978 and operated until 2008. Known for its its visually rich, highly physical style of theatre, the theater was the beating heart of the Twin Cities artistic scene, thrilling audiences with its highly ambitious and visually stunning productions. The company name was inspired by the verses of a poem by Bertolt Brecht: “As the people say, at the moon’s change of phases / The new moon holds for one night long / The old moon in its arms.” Among Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s many awards is the 2005 Regional Tony Award, a special Tony Award given annually to a regional theatre company. Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s singular contributions to the local and national arts communities inspired countless artists.
The exhibition is free, accessible, and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30–5:30. The Marsden/Gustafson Gallery is located at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street
, Suite 120, St. Paul, MN 55114.