Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater renamed to honor founder Dudley Riggs

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater renamed to honor founder Dudley Riggs

MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin Theater Trust announced Thursday it renamed the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater as the Dudley Riggs Theatre.

The new name honors Dudley Riggs, the founder of the Brave New Workshop, the nation’s longest-running live sketch comedy and improv company.

Riggs founded the Brave New Workshop in 1958 after touring nationally.

The Hennepin Theater Trust says Dudley Riggs Theater has produced over 400 original productions for over four million people.

The Hennepin Theater Trust purchased the theater located at 825 Hennepin Avenue in December 2021.

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