Blue Water Theatre Company was incorporated in August of 2007 as a nonprofit organization. Charlie Leonard founded Blue Water Theatre Company and currently acts as the Executive Director and Artistic Director of the organization. Mr. Leonard began his directing career while teaching in the Wayzata School District from 2003-2007. It was upon his departure from Wayzata that, with the help and enthusiasm of a number of student actors and their families, Blue Water Theatre Company was born.
Blue Water has produced more than 30 productions and about 150-200 student actors are involved in Blue Water Theatre Company on an annual basis. Shows are open to students currently in grades six through twelve. Blue Water also occasionally has opportunities for elementary students.
Blue Water Theatre Company’s mission is to create a theatre community for young people through meaningful and transformative experiences.
Blue Water Theatre Company is organized exclusively for artistic and educational purposes. We reach our goals by promoting an environment where young people can develop into healthy, caring and responsible adults. Each child will learn to communicate positively, encourage one another, and integrate into their surrounding community and model positive behavior.
Blue Water Theatre Company’s vision is to be a model organization that is “kids first” and focused on creating outstanding theatre productions that are developed in a safe, accepting, responsive and supportive community which builds in young people confidence, intellectual curiosity, empowerment and skills that last a lifetime.