District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Ben Thietje
Ben Thietje
High School Teacher
High School
(952) 758-1218
Theatre Arts


My name is Ben Thietje, and I am in my third year teaching Theatre Arts at New Prague High School. I've been the director of theatre activities at NPHS since 2008, directing an annual Fall Musical, One-Act Play, and Spring Play.

Outside of teaching and directing educational theatre, I also work as a professional theatre artist in the Twin Cities metro area. I've appeared on stage with local companies like The Old Log Theater, Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Troupe America, and the National Theatre for Children. I've also written and produced several top-selling shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. In 2012, my wife and I founded DalekoArts, New Prague's professional theatre company. At the 78-seat Prague Theater on Main Street, we produce a 4-show season each year, bringing many of the Twin Cities' top theatre professionals to town.



NPHS Spring Play
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani

Public Performances
Friday, April 6th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7th @ 7:30pm

Click HERE for more information on NPHS Theatre.