Perpich News


  • MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change – November 6, 2019

    Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…

  • Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist

    Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…

  • Harding and Lein Walseth lead Osseo educators in Arts Integration Professional Development

    Mary Harding (Education Specialist in Dance) and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Education Specialist in Theater) partnered with Zanewood Community School in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools for a day of professional development in August, 2019. Harding and Lein Walseth presented an arts integration unit…

  • Tasha Hardy

    Award-Winning Filmmaker Found Her Calling at Perpich

    Filmmaker Tasha Hardy (Theater 1992) sees a clear connection between her experience at Perpich Arts High School and her success. As a teenager, Hardy says, “My life was headed for disaster.” With an unstable family situation, she struggled in school and lacked healthy peer relationships. Once…

  • theater alumna

    Alumna Explores World of Lena Dunham with Theater Company

    Haley Traub (Theater 2008) recently shared about her experience working in theater in New York City. After graduating from Perpich, Traub received a BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 and most recently formed a theater collective with some fellow NYU…

  • Actress Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

    Theater Alumna On Building Creative Community and Storytelling

    Like many of our alumni, Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux’s (Theater 2000) talents extend beyond her Perpich art area. Since her days at the arts high school, Arrowsmith DeCoux has worked professionally as a storyteller at Scandinavian festivals, learned to walk on stilts, published poetry, performed in musical…

  • workshop

    Theater Projection Workshop with Daniel Benoit

    Theater educators and directors, visual and media arts teachers, and more, gathered at Duluth East High School on April 5-6 to experience the Theater Projection Workshop with Daniel Benoit.

    Theater educators and directors, visual and media arts teachers, and more, gathered at Duluth East High…

  • Nimene Wureh visits campus

    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) Visits Campus

    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician.
    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician. She had her first New York theater experience working as the personal assistant to actress and playwright Jocelyn Bioh…

  • Perpich Arts High School Students Participate in “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story”

    The play was written by Rose McGee, Golden Valley resident and founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie.
    On Thursday, March 7, three Perpich students had an unique experience. They performed excerpts from Rose McGee’s play, “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story,” with an exceptional cast from Omaha,…