Northland Words by the Numbers
20,000audience members entertained and enriched since 2004
7,000audience members will be reached in 2012
4,000young people enlivened by and to the arts every year
2,500square-feet for classes, rehearsals, and performances
300local casting opportunities each year
250students taught in theatre and humanities classes annually
6community performances scheduled for summer 2012
0people turned away from involvement for financial reasons
1paid staff member


But who'll take care of you?

The same one that takes care of the lilies of the field. Oh, we toil a little—and spin a little—and have a barrel of fun. If you want to, you can come on over and be a lily, too.

Grandpa Vanderhof
You Can't Take It with You


Monthly donations of $50, $100, $whatever are what keep us afloat. As a supporting member you'll receive regular offers of significant discounts to our shows. (Let's just say the value will be way more than a coffee mug. But we'll get you one of those if you prefer.)

Northland Words is the only theatre organization in Rochester and Southeast Minnesota offering year-round drama opportunities for youth, and we make our impact with less money than any other regional arts organization. To sustain this level of benefit for the community we love so dearly, we need your help.

Please help us by adding 1 to the most important number of all: those who help us keep bringing quality arts to Rochester!

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Northland Words is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Northland Words, the parent organization of Words Players, has been declared exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Northland Words/Words Players are deductible under section 170 of the code.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards

Ten percent of each Kwik Trip gift card purchased via Words Players will go to our organization.

Details and an order form:

GoodSearch or GoodShop for Northland Words

Northland Words is registered with and, on-line tools that support charities and non-profits.

Anytime someone uses GoodSearch or makes a purchase via GoodShop and identifies Northland Words as their charity of choice, we get a bit of money:

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

GoodSearch: Each Web search will generate approximately $0.01 for the designated charity.

GoodShop: The amount donated is different for each retailer but it averages approximately 3% of the total sale and can go up to 20% (the percentage donated is indicated below the merchant's logo)


Recurring Donations

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One-time Donations

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Northland Words
14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902