Reports from Fringe Central

In this very special episode of Derek's News and Notes, you can experience Fringe Central without the next day hangover.

Day 4 -- Fringe Recap

Are you being challenged or are you just being nice?

Day 3 -- Fringe Recap

"Things that do not suck" come in many different shapes.

Day 2 -- Fringe Recap

Our intrepid young reporter ventures into the wild world of parody and satire at the Fringe.

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."

Today’s cover: Day 5 -- Fringe Recap

"Fringe is just about the only place where you could hope to see four theater productions about outer-space travel back-to-back on a Monday evening.So that’s just what I did."


The Bunker

A Marine brings the Gulf War home with him and fights along side his doctor to escape from the emotional spiral dragging him down day by day.


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 …




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 …


Saint Guillotine by: Jaap Kemp

Saint Guillotine
by: Jaap Kemp

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




Techs + Designers

“Going to @mnfringe? Follow us on Instagram as festival associate director Ann takes over our feed for the day ”

— @mnoriginal

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."

MOMENTS: The Musical Told Through a Shattered Lens

Rekindle the romance

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

By Sophie Kerman

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