Somehow, it's still a fine time to be a white guy in theater.

Wrath of the Smartphone

We have met the enemy, and he is us. This is your weekly must-read.

Three suggestions to make the Fringe even better.

Our last Fringe article for 2015. What should be different next year?

After the Fringe

Other things were happening besides the Fringe. Catch up on this week's News and Notes.

Today’s cover: The missing Minnesota mythos

From the Archive: Marya Hornbacher anticipated and speculated on change way back in 2010.



A big, bold, family-friendly musical, Hairspray tells the story of one young woman’s desire to affect social change in 1960s Baltimore. …



From Vicki Quade, co-creator of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, comes a new, interactive hit. Welcome to Bible Bingo, a comedy about …


Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk

In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the …


The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra

Get ready for some fun and dancing with the triumphant return of the Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra, on their 2015 Historic …


Minnesota Shorts Play Festival

See 14 new short plays from around Minnesota and around the world -- performed 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 at Mankato …




Techs + Designers

“Jealous doesn't quite capture it: Twin Cities theater actor creates the home of her dreams on DIY river houseboat http://strib.mn/1V0BcU0 ”

— @millcitywriter

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

The logos of various local websites

Your Guide to Minnesota's Theater Bloggers

All these people do it, like we do, for the love of theater. Check 'em out.

By Paul Coate

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