Trainwreck Productions


Trainwreck Productions (TWP) aspires to produce the best damn found-space theatre and promote young theatre artists in Dubuque, IA.

Trainwreck Productions began in 2008, opening its first production in May 2009, to provide young theatre craftsmen an outlet to create avant-garde theatre, take risks… and screw-up!  Since then, TWP’s mission has focused onto found-space and original productions.  Trainwreck Productions became an affiliate program of the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society in 2013.

The Buzz…

“…the freshest theatre I’ve seen in Dubuque. Time to up your game, Dubuque! Trainwreck Productions is in the house!” – PN

“Every event I’ve seen performed by Trainwreck Productions is a hit!  This small cast is outrageously funny and very talented.  Do yourself a favor and get a life by seeing this show.” – CS

“Terrific performances from a theatre company who knows how to have fun.  Make it you mission to get to this show.” – MM

“This was one the best, most engaging and creative things I’ve seen in a long time.  I’m grateful to have been in the very intimate audience…” – AR

“…All I can say is BRAVO to the cast and crew.  It was an incredible performance by a group of talented young actors.  Entertainment at its best.” – CS

“A truly enjoyable evening of theatre provided by Trainwreck Productions…  GO SEE…” – CG

Production History…

  • Fresh Ink 2: Herstories @ St. Mark Community Center (2013)
  • Taming of the Shrew: They Fight! @ DubuqueFest (2013)
  • [title of show] @ Monk’s Kaffee Pub (2013)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest @ Formal English Garden, Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (2012)
  • Fresh Ink: Barbies, Princesses, Starlettes @ Loras College (2012)
  • The Game @ the American Trust River’s Edge Plaza (2011)
  • The Zoo Story @ Washington Park (2010)
  • The 24-Hour Theatre Project @ Mindframe Theaters (2010)
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog @ Mindframe Theaters (2009)
  • pool (no water) @ Dubuque Senior High School (2009)



Contact Ryan Decker, artistic director, via email at
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