Author: NoviMost

We are making a new film set in an old brothel.

The Girls at the Painted Bird takes place in a Wild West brothel with a popular yet secret “house specialty”: Providing discreet talk therapy for lonely miners

The film follows new girl Kitty on her first day at The Painted Bird as she learns how to teach emotional intelligence to men while getting paid what her skills are worth

Based on our research into real women of the Gold Rush

Our deadline for finding our final few investors is JULY 20th. We welcome your contributions of any amount (starting at just $10)

Directed by Lisa Channer
Written by Savannah Reich
Produced by Laura Fries and Lisa Channer
Composed by Dan Dukich

Shooting in Fall 2023 in Minnesota

This film is part III of our Denim Trilogy of feminist Westerns joining Standoff (2022) and Men Among Men (2020)

Another Chance to help Ukraine with Novi Most

In case you missed it in the spring, our reading and fundraiser for Ukraine is back for one night only July 22 with our good friends at the Augsburg Theatre MFA in playwriting. The evening weaves seven new short Ukrainian plays written since the start of the invasion by Russia, with traditional and contemporary Ukrainian songs. Come hear the words of Ukrainian artists through the talents of local actors Barbra Berlovitz, Shanan Custer, Dan Hopman and Allison Vincent and the gorgeous music of Lev & Olga Frayman.

July 22, 7:30-9:00
Details in the link below




We hope you can join us.
Lisa and Vladimir

STANDOFF is the Audience Favorite!

Thanks to all who joined us at the premiere of Lisa Channer’s film STANDOFF at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2022 in May!

STANDOFF was selected as the Audience Favorite at MSPIFF and we couldn’t be happier!

Ukrainian War Relief Event/ Worldwide Reading Project

After a Covid hibernation, Theatre Novi Most proudly returns with an event we care deeply about. In collaboration with the Worldwide Readings Project, we invite you to hear brand new plays and writing from the Playwrights Theatre of Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 25 & 30.
Directed by Lisa Channer and Vladimir Rovinsky, these performances will feature up to 8 new works since the Russian invasion began, through a commission from the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Sponsored by The Jungle Theater, The Museum of Russian Art, The Playwrights’ Center, & Theatre Novi Most.
Limited seating available for in-person events. Free admission, donations to support Ukrainian efforts highly encouraged.
Mon. April 25 at 7:30pm at The Jungle Theater.
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Sat. April 30 at 7:30pm at The Museum of Russian Art.
RSVP for The Museum of Russian Art event at
More to come.