How do we change the world?

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

What have we learned?

Our critic gets 2 of her 3 questions about the new Guthrie AD answered by his production of Pericles.

You can't write that!

Banning reviewers, writing under a pseudonym and other inadvisable tactics

Emerging Artist Profile: Trevor Bowen

Enjoy this deep conversation with one of the Twin Cities most exciting young designers.

Today’s cover: Scene: A new comic

Introducing a new illustrated, light-hearted look at life as a young artist here. Enjoy.




Techs + Designers


Bright Half Life

Our 2016 season opens with the area premiere of the engaging Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, January 22 through February 21. This new …


Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On
JANUARY 22, 2016 – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 • All Ages



Til Death: A Marriage Musical

The hit musical comedy returns after a nearly-sold out run last Valentine's season! It’s the show that will have you elbowing your date …


Savage Umbrella presents JUNE


February 12, 13, 20, 23~, 24+, 25, 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM
February 13, 14, 20, 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM



The Story of Crow Boy

Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno

A timely story of how experience can inspire art, …

“BWW Review: #GreaseLive Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be! @GoGrease”

— @broadwayworld

Jerry Herman at home.

Reviving Old Musicals: The Golden Boy's flops

This month you get the chance to actually see one of the neglected plays written about here.

By Steven LaVigne

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."

Minneapolis Skyline

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