MinneCulture | The Instant Theater Zeitgeist

MinneCulture | The Instant Theater Zeitgeist

Take a dive into comedic history in this story about the beginnings of the Brave New Workshop.

The Brave New Workshop was founded by a former circus former named Dudley Riggs. In the mid 20th century, a new kind of humor was taking the world by storm, and Riggs tapped into the zeitgeist of improvisation that had no limits. Hear from past and present company members, archival audio, and Riggs himself in this celebration of comedy that speaks to its time. Produced by Sheila Regan.

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