St. Paul's Theater Mu fires artistic director over complaints about his conduct

The Asian-American theater company announced the change on Thursday.
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St. Paul's Theater Mu has announced it has fired its artistic director after receiving complaints about his conduct.

The Asian-American theater company, that was founded in 1992, confirmed that Randy Reyes has been terminated after the complaints were received.

"While our investigation into the matter did not find that any unlawful conduct occurred, we discovered conduct that did not reflect the culture we strive to achieve at Mu and did not reflect the high standards to which we hold Mu leadership," a letter from the theater company's board read.

"After reflection, the board has concluded Mu must end his employment with the organization," the letter continued. Reyes served as the artistic director for five years and was an active company member for years before that."

While specific about the complaints against Reyes have not been revealed, board chair Reginaldo Reyes suggested to MPR that the decision was taken in the context of the "#metoo" movement.

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"Theater Mu remains, more than ever, dedicated to its mission, to the Asian American actor’s community, and to the Asian American community in the Twin Cities," the letter from the board added.

"Though this is a difficult and disappointing time, we believe that Theater Mu has the ability to learn, grow, and change from this experience. We hope to have the opportunity to demonstrate this over the next few months."

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