The Theatre of the Relatively Talentless started in 2002 with the modest goal of providing law students and faculty with a desperately needed creative outlet. Since the first showing of The Wizard of Fritz in the Book Loft Theatre, the Law School Musicals have been hits among students, faculty, and pretty much everyone else who has seen them.
The Theatre of the Relatively Talentless is governed year-round by a 10-member Executive Board traditionally including two producers, a Law School Musical director, a music director, a technical director, a head writer, a treasurer, a VIP liaison, a costumer, and a choreographer. As TORT has become more established, the cast, crew, and band have grown to a current size of more than 100 members.
While the Law School Musicals are by far the most visible product of TORT's existence, members of the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless have been known to pop-up at various law-related functions under the aliases of "The Law School Singers" and "Law School Vocal Ambassadors."
The Theatre of the Relatively Talentless is a duly registered, non-profit, campus life student organization through the University of Minnesota Student Activities Office and operates under the purview of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Membership in the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless is traditionally open to all law students without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, creed, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, quartile, political preferences, bluebooking skill, or ability to use the term a fortiori in a sentence.
Constitution of the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless