Luverne G Seifert

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Theatre Arts and Dance
572 Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South

A past theater graduate of Augsburg College and clowning & physical comedy certified from Burlesque Center-Locarno in Switzerland - Luverne co-founded the theater company Sod House Theater with artistic and life partner Darcey Engen in the summer of 2011. They’ve toured productions around Minnesota every summer since their conception. Luverne is currently the head of BA Performance.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae


  • European Clowning
  • Devised Creations
Courses Taught
  • TH 3381 Theater Storytelling and Solo Performance
  • TH 1321 Fundamentals of Acting & Performance
  • TH 3330 Physical Approaches to Acting
  • TH 4380 Creative Collaboration
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Servant of Two Masters: Performer: Guthrie Theater and Arts Emerson , 2013
  • The 39 Steps : Performer: (clown) Guthrie Theater and Arizona Rep Theater
  • Measure for Measure: Performer (Angelo and Pompey) Ten Thousand Things Theater
  • Behanding in Spokane: Performer (Mervyn) Gremlin Theater


  • The Cherry Orchard: Toured production to 5 historic houses in rural communities across the state of Minnesota, July 2012 - August 2012
  • 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant: Directed site-specific production of the Cherry Orchard in New Ulm, Minnesota, July 2011 - August 2011
  • TCG Fox Fellowship , 2017 - 2018
  • 2011 MSAB Art Tour Award
  • 2010 Individual Artist Initiative Grant (Minnesota State Arts Board)
  • 2009 Ivy Award for outstanding performance in Twin Cities Theatre
  • 2008 City Pages Artist of the Year
  • 2002 McKnight Fellow Artist for Theatre
  • McKnight Foundation Theater Artist Fellowship, 2002