Desperate for Approval Productions

About DFA

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Who We Are

Desperate For Approval is a collaboration of local artists  committed to producing independent, accessible, high-quality theater.  Our group includes playwrights, performers and technicians with a wide  variety of backgrounds, and also a guy we found in a bar during Star Trek trivia.

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What We Do

We write and perform original comedy, musicals, classical adaptations, and Archer fan fiction. You can find us most often in St. Paul, MN.  

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Current Projects

Facility Six: A Comedy by Marino & Elizabeth Eccher

(June 14 - 22 at the Historic Mounds Theatre)


The lab is on lockdown. The military has taken over. The exes won’t stop bickering. And somewhere in the facility, something is waiting.


Join Desperate for Approval for a new sci-fi mystery comedy where otherworldly forces collide with the human condition.



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