Theatre de la Jeune Lune
The Theatre de la Jeune Lune was a celebrated theater company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company, in operation from 1978 to 2008, was known for its visually rich, highly physical style of theatre, derived from clown, mime, dance and opera.
Theatre de la Jeune Lune (French for Theater of the New Moon) was founded in France in 1978 by Dominique Serrand, Vincent Gracieux and Barbra Berlovitz, who were later joined by Robert Rosen, all graduates of the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. Actor Steven Epp joined Jeune Lune in 1983.
For the first years of operation, Jeune Lune split its time between performing between Paris and in Minneapolis. The company permanently settled in Minneapolis in 1985 and, in 1992, moved into the renovated Allied Van Lines building in Minneapolis' Warehouse District. In 2001, the five original members officially took on duties as co-artistic directors.
By 2007, the company faced a crisis. Four of the original five members had either left the company or stepped down from their co-artistic director positions, with Dominique Serrand remaining as the sole director. Over the years, the company had also accumulated a debt load exceeding $1 million, even as it attempted restructuring and budget cuts in order to remain solvent.
In June 2008, the Theatre de la Jeune Lune board of directors announced it would sell the theater building and "shut down the arts group as currently organized." Serrand said in a statement that the artists "are exploring ways to reinvent an agile, nomadic, entrepreneurial theatre with a new name" that will be "coming soon to a theatre near you." 
1978: A Midsummer Night's Dream
1979: Cirque de Molière; 1929
1984: Yang Zen Froggs in Moon Over a Hong Kong Sweatshop 1984 The Kitchen 1984 LuLu
1986: Romeo and Juliet
1988: Red Noses
1990: Cyrano De Bergerac
1991: Some People's Kids
1992: Children of Paradise — Shooting a Dream
1993: Scapin; Germinal
1997: The Kitchen
1998: Cyrano De Bergerac
1999: The Magic Flute;
2000: The Magic Flute
2001: Cosi fan Tutte; Gulliver: A Swift Journey; Hamlet; The Description of the World; Tartuffe
2002: Medea; The Circus of Tales; The Nuns
2003: The Seagull; Carmen; Figaro; The Man Who Laughs
2004: The Ballroom; The Golem; The Miser; Carmina Burana
2005: Maria de Buenos Aires; Antigone; Lettice and Lovage; The Little Prince; Tartuffe
2006: Amerika, or The Disappearance; Mefistofele; Tartuffe; The Miser
2007: The Deception; Don Juan Giovanni; Figaro
2008: Fishtank; Figaro
- "Theatre de la Jeune Lune: History". Theatre de la Jeune Lune. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "'2005 Tony Award Winners'". Retrieved 2008-08-21. BroadwayWorld.com
- "'Up against $1 million deficit, will Jeune Lune theater wane?'". Retrieved 2008-08-21. Rohan Preston, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 7, 2007
- "'Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Innovative Tony-Winning Regional Troupe, to Shut Down'". Retrieved 2008-08-21. Kenneth Jones, Playbill, June 23, 2008.