Day 1 -- Fringe Recap

"It was, in my 16 years at 21 different Fringe Festivals in three countries and three languages, probably the best first Fringe night I’ve ever had."

The great Minnesota theater pro-am

Professional? Amateur? What's the difference anymore?

The Art of Fringing

At the Fringe Festival, as in life, you can’t experience everything. Read this article to help build your plan of attack.

Today’s cover: Rekindle the romance

Has your relationship to the Fringe grown stale? Try this advice.


The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra

The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra is a Vaudeville-style variety show that will be touring historic Minnesota …


Saint Guillotine by: Jaap Kemp

Saint Guillotine
by: Jaap Kemp

In 1905, public executions were a common spectacle, and the guillotine was considered …




Written by Hailey Colwell (age 11) and Hailey Colwell (age 21)

Directed by Joe Allen

In …


Arrest Me: A Musical Drama

Jammed full of spoken word poetry, biting comedy, penetrating monologues, and captivating music, this #BlackLivesMatter piece …



Adulthood is hard, but friendship can be even harder. This witty comedy follows four friends as they struggle to keep their once-thriving …


Ferguson, USA

How much does a dollar cost? In FERGUSON, USA citizens unite amidst tragedy to repair a broken justice system funded by poverty. The use of …




Techs + Designers

“Getting ready for our #hi5mta anniversary party on July 13th! @TheaterAlliance ”

— @ashtastic8

The New vs. Minnesota

A couple blog posts with theater advice about making it in New York provide unexpected insight into Minnesota.

Penumbra style

While Garrison Keillor seems like Minnesota's essential national representative, don't forget that Penumbra Theatre nurtured the equally famous August Wilson.

The Minnesota Way

Wendy Knox and Bain Boehlke. Michelle Hensley and Lou Bellamy. Do they have anything in common? Quinton Skinner tracks it down.

The dance scene

Decentralized, political, process-oriented, and anti-fashion: Does that sound like the dance you've seen around town?

Too many writers! Too much money!

How are Minnesota playwrights like weeds and kittens? Poole's #2 post considers the unique legacy of the Playwrights' Center. Plus, Craig Wright pipes in.

The missing Minnesota mythos

"We are on the cusp of a change in what Twin Cities theater is, or at least, what it is willing to do."

The cast of "You Can't Take It With You"

Key to Happiness

How is this chestnut at the Jungle Theater still relevant in the 21st century?

By Beth Ann Powers

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