The Merlin Players (TMP) is a semi-professional, non-union theater company that is located at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, Minnesota under the guidance of founding Artistic Director Julianna Skluzacek. It is a regional theater attracting audiences and talent from Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Waseca, the Twin Cities, Albert Lea and Rochester. Its first production was DRIVING MISS DAISY in December of 1995. Over the past 20 seasons, The Merlin Players has provided high quality entertainment to over 50,000 people in southern Minnesota.
The Merlin Players will strive to provide professional, affordable theatre experiences to audiences throughout southeastern Minnesota. These productions will offer audiences, actors, technical staff and directors, challenges for artistic growth. In partnership with area high schools, we will also provide learning opportunities for student audiences, actors and technical staff through the student intern program.