Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Whitney Rhodes


WHITNEY RHODES

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Guest Book Writer of For Tonight (ImaGEN, 2015)

Whitney Rhodes is a theatre artist based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been seen onstage with Theater Latte Da, Park Square Theatre, Old Log Theatre, Actors Theatre of Minnesota, Children's Theatre Company, Minnetonka Theatre and as a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. She is the creator, producer and performer of her one-woman cabaret triology Where's My Parade?, a spin-off cabaret Where's My Tony? and a series of benefit concerts (The Could Be Project, Dear 27: Let Hope Win and Dear 28: The Songs in My Head). She is an Artistic Associate with The Catalysts, a Minneapolis-based theatre company that creates and produces new and inventive musical theatre dedicated to social justice and the full scope of human potential. The Catalysts have successfully produced four Top-10 selling original musicals at the Minnesota Fringe Festival since 2011. Additionally, Whitney is the book writer of For TonightA New Musical which has been featured as a part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals and upcoming productions at the Isle of Man Theatre Fest and Michigan State University. 

As an arts administrator, Whitney spent four years as the Manager of the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program at Hennepin Theatre Trust, an educational program devoted to honoring and celebrating high school musical theatre students, programs and their communities. SpotLight is the Trust's largest educational program and the only arts program of its kind in the state of Minnesota. During her tenure, Whitney grew the program from 42 to 77 participating schools statewide, two end of year sold-out Showcase events and consulted on the program model being implemented in both Nebraska and Iowa. In October of 2014, Whitney accepted her current position as Mixed Blood Theatre's Development Manager. Mixed Blood Theatre, a professional, multi-racial company, promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence, using theater to address artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society. She is a proud Drake University alum with degrees in both Theatre and Advertising and a homegrown Nebraskan. 
 
 
ImaGEN is a collaborative venture between the MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center.