Dialogue: A lazy summer conversation

A local playwright and local filmmaker debate the differences between the two art forms.

Worst. Audience. Ever.

or, "How to guarantee that they won't come back"

Dialogue 2: Action films are static

What are the movies teaching us about action and inaction?

Scene 23: Million Dollar Quartet

Should you have a better reason than great songs to do a show?

Today’s cover: Dialogue 3: Why passive super-heros with daddy issues?

And how BLM's protests use theatricality well.


The Addams Family

The creepy, kooky Addams Family are back in their own musical comedy! 

In this latest family adventure (from …



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


South Pacific

An enchanting and sweeping musical romance

One of the most celebrated and lauded musicals in American theater, this Rodgers and Hammerstein …



In the moments after a terrorist attack, death randomly chooses some, while the rest are left to witness unfolding events and wrestle with …


Under the Gaslight

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, …


Les Miserables

Do you hear the people sing? Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting …




Techs + Designers

“Moving multimedia tribute by 25 #artists in memory of #PhilandoCastile now on @PollenMidwest.”

— @mnartistsdotorg

Six notable Twin Cities artists discuss how they make their work in community.

Artists in Community: Is your body on stage a political statement?

We talked with 6 amazing community-driven artists and share the discussion as a podcast with you.

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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."

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