David Darrow and the cast of Spring Awakening. Photo by Michal Daniel, 2012.


Theater Latté Da combines music and story to illuminate the breadth and depth of the human experience. Our adventurous, visceral productions challenge audiences to think deeply about the world in which we live. Founded in 1998 by Peter Rothstein and Denise Prosek, Theater Latté Da boasts an impressive history of new and boldly re-imagined works, including Passage of DreamsSteerage SongAll Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Gypsy and La Bohème.

The company’s awards include Best Twin Cities Theater of 2011 from City Pages, the Gabriel Award for Broadcast Excellence, and numerous “Best of” awards from the Star TribunePioneer Press and Lavender Magazine.

Theater Latté Da produces work in a wide range of venues ideally suited for each production, treating Twin Cities audiences to a dynamic, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

Our Mission

Theater Latté Da seeks to create new connections between story, music, artist, and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater.

Our Vision

Theater Latté Da is celebrated locally and nationally as a beacon for advancing the art of musical storytelling through emotional, visceral, intellectual and ultimately transformative performances that resonate with our current world.

Our Values

We believe in work that is bold and collaborative; we act with integrity and gratitude.


We make bold choices in support of our mission and vision, both on and off stage. By illuminating the unseen, giving voice to the unheard, and empathizing with the unknown, we open eyes, ears and hearts.


We believe musical theater to be the most collaborative of art forms, incorporating music, drama, poetry, dance and design. We are inspired and strengthened through inclusive partnerships with artists, organizations and our diverse community, and embody a collaborative spirit in all we do.


We hold ourselves to the highest standards of artistic and fiscal integrity. We are committed to honesty, equality and transparency in all aspects of our administration and art.


We are grateful for our artists, audiences, donors, board and staff. We recognize that each individual plays an important role in this organization’s success, and we actively seek out opportunities to acknowledge each person’s contribution.