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.


Things with Wings

Puppets ‘n’ People presents a new puppetry series called Things with Wings.  Come enjoy three brand new puppet shows about loons, swallows, …


First Nights of a Foot Flight

Eclectic Edge Ensemble Guest Resident of The Southern Theater’s ARTShare Program 

Live music & dance! Family-friendly! 

The …


Rock of Ages

The party's been raging hard at the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood. Aspiring rock star Drew long to be the next big thing (and …



A rapid-fire, award-winning social drama

Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, is happy, in love and about to land the …


Lady and the Trump - Our 2016 Election Show

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain – specifically what hilarious and ridiculous things will …


Absolutely Nothing Like This

One scene, two improvisers, no boundaries. Michael DallaValle and Sean Dillon start from nothing and spin out a single long-form theatrical …




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."

Minneapolis Skyline

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