About Us

CB Productions, a theater for teen artists, has been recognized throughout the Twin Cities for its reputation of excellence since 2001. We are well-known for our professionally-produced season of plays, which have delighted nearly sold out audiences yearly, and our unique Actors Training Program taught by dedicated professionals using our own AWE (Acting With E’s) Method style of teaching (click Here for more on AWE). This literature-based theater company brings to life some of the greatest stories ever told by some of the greatest storytellers, within an extremely supportive, and creative atmosphere.


CB Productions consists of passionate artists who are committed to sharing with them the joy and craft of theatre. We believe that by providing young artists with a professional arts experience and setting the highest standards, we will enable these young minds to uncover the artist within themselves, and instill a lifelong passion to bring the arts into every aspect of their lives.

Whether you are an audience member or a student in a class, everyone at CB Productions strives to bring the best of their artistic abilities to you. Artists, designers, actors, teachers, and volunteers associated with this theatre company are dedicated to our mission and are extremely passionate about their art. Adults working with CB Productions love and respect teens and are committed to presenting challenging projects in a fun, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere. Classes are fast-paced, fun, and challenging. Productions are professionally staged, skillfully acted, appropriately chosen, and are designed for families and schools. At CB Productions, we hope to nourish your mind, challenge your artistic sense, and feed your soul.


In 2001, Artistic Director, Carla Barwineck began offering a theatre arts classes for homeschooled high school students at YEAH’s Academy.  This program began with two basic acting classes (Acting I and Improvisation) and quickly multiplied to four–and then eight as popularity for the program spread. In 2003, she offered her first Performance Acting Class, which ended in an abridged production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, where an unexpected audience of over 200 people attended.  The audience was thrilled, the hat was passed, and CB Productions took root.