Perpich News


  • Perpich Arts High School presents Studs Terkel’s “Working”

    March 15, 2021

    Perpich Arts High School students presented the musical Working by Studs Terkel on March 11, 12, and 13, 2021. The students performed live to a limited in-person audience and also live-streamed the performances for an audience at home. Most of their preparation…

  • Perpich Arts High School Theater Ensemble presents Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

    December 17, 2020

    Perpich Arts High School Theater Ensemble presents Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters

    In a chatroom in a provincial town, three sisters wait…
    The clock strikes. A flashlight is lit.
    The clock breaks. The town catches fire.
    The Covid strikes. A gun is fired.
    They dream of Moscow.

    This Three…

  • Theater Students Present “Chekhov Project 2020”

    November 6, 2020

    Perpich Arts High School Theater Ensemble students present Chekhov Project 2020, beginning November 6, 2020. Theater Instructor, Tory Peterson, said, “I have been teaching playwriting through adaptation for many years. Adaptation is a wonderful way to build ensembles and incorporate theater history,…

  • Update on Scholars of Distinction for 2020-2021

    November 2, 2020

    The Minnesota Scholars of Distinction Award Program has nurtured and recognized distinguished achievement by highly motivated, self-directed students since 2005. During the 2020-2021 school year, the program will pause for a review of the leadership, mathematics, science, social studies, science, technology, engineering,…

  • Perpich Partners with Penumbra and NEW DAWN

    September 25, 2020

    Stephanie Lein Walseth, Ph.D., Education Specialist in Theater, is making important connections with theater organizations in Minnesota. With her direction, Perpich is partnering with Penumbra Theatre and NEW DAWN Theatre Company to provide educational opportunities on the topics of equity and anti-racism….

  • Ramert & Ruggeri Experience National Unified Auditions in Chicago

    Every February, inside the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, the theater departments of several dozen colleges converge to hold the National Unified Auditions, a make-or-break, do-or-die audition week for anxious, hopeful theater kids. This year, two of our Perpich students were part of the…

  • Stephanie Lein Walseth


    Congratulations to Stephanie Lein Walseth, PhD, Theater Education Specialist, for being awarded an Artist Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Lein Walseth will create The Empathy Project, a new play based on interviews of Minnesotans, exploring empathy across lines of geographic, political,…

  • 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…