Her story

A new play tells a compelling personal history and inspires reflection on how far we've come.

Picking up the slack

Are Generation X leaders finally taking over the Minnesota arts scene? Who is it and what will it mean?

Don't ever let them think you're not looking

And other tips to survive the new paradigm.

Laurie Carlos remembered

"My memories of Laurie are all of her in motion. She charged the air around her. When she left a room, there was a wake, a tremble, like the sky, milliseconds after a flock of birds have flown across it."

Today’s cover: Fighting for better fighting

Learn about the battle to revive the Twin Cities stage combat community.



The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny CASH, …


Peter Heeringa as Michael Larson in Big Money (Photo by Matthew Glover)

Big Money

For over a year, Michael Larson devoted his life to studying the Press Your Luck! game board — he quit his job, he filled his living …


Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Anne Byrd

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the …


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of Boggis, Bunce and Bean to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their …


Flower Drum Song

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song


Marie Antoinette

Marie, the young queen of France, lives in a society of extravagance and artifice. But when revolution brews, can the doomed elite help who …

Exploring change for the awkward arts zealot: Personal

Charles Campbell kicks off a series on change in the arts with a look at personal evolution.

The big turnover

An incomplete rundown of the leadership changes in Minnesota theater.

Fringe blog (day 5): Change your definitions

Since he stopped being snooty about the Fringe, a local actor discovers new ways to experience joy, ambition, and failure.

How do we change the world?

The question of Idealism v. Pragmatism considered, with song.

The cast of Dear World
Vaclav Havel and St. Wenceslas Statue

The job of the artist

Responses to Václav Havel's view of the artist's job.

Writing transitions

The care we take with writing transitions can contribute to the character of our script.

Max Bunny Sparber




Techs + Designers

“Thankful: A Theater Lover’s Guide to Empathy”

— @HuffPostBlog

One last look at 2016

Then we shall never speak of it again.By Derek Lee Miller

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