Impossible Salt

Impossible Salt (IS) tells stories to make us thirst for the truth behind the fantastical. IS is a women-led ensemble of musical storytellers inspired by varied folk traditions. This diverse company weaves together improvisation, clowning, and classical, original, and folk music to create a bold and subtle new theatrical language. Impossible Salt productions are peopled with unexpected and unforgettable characters, embodied by performers who defy gender, racial, and body type standards. Words, sets, props, and costumes are artfully designed and sparingly used. This fiercely talented ensemble digs deep into their voices, bodies, and imaginations to create gentle, beautiful, rare new work.

Our History

Impossible Salt was founded in 2014 by Emilia Seay Allen & Parker Genné, both trained opera singers who yearned for a more organic, accessible, authentic, and magical way to tell stories through music. IS has created five original productions to date: TATTERHOOD, HEARTLESS, THE STRANGER for the American Swedish Institute, THE PROTECTOR OF OSMIR, and THE WISHING SKIN for the MacPhail Center for Music Spotlight Series, along with numerous storytelling and pop-up performances and teaching residencies, including with the American Swedish Institute, the Festival of Nations, and Minneapolis Music Co.'s Children's Performance Lab.

Meet the Salties!