About Us

The mission of Locally Grown Theatre is to plant the seed of theater; to cultivate the inner artist in youth; to nurture the love of theatre arts within the community; to grow artists, of all ages, through experimentation in multiple theatrical forms.

We are a community theatre serving the communities of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island, and the surrounding area.

Come Grow With Us!


Our Artistic Director – Natalie Novacek

Our Education Director – Casey Marie Holmes


Our Board

Pete Potyondey

Keith Apperson

Katherine Gallup-Strom

Tracy Reynolds Berttnen

John Rigg

Tracy Caponigri