The big turnover

News and notes: The cool thing to do is get new leadership.

Theater for one

How-to and why-to use your theater training every night

Persephone and developing an instrument

This composer uses computer code.

Playlist profile: Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse

"Everybody does the work they do because they don’t like the work other people are doing."

Today’s cover: Pop culture explodes

For anyone with a taste for apocalyptic drama, this may be the play to end all plays.


Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

What will endure when the apocalypse arrives? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy begins immediately after the fall of civilization …


Next to Normal

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens …


Down Below, or The Womb of the Worlds: A Shadow Opera

A feature-length performance based on the life and work of British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington, one of the great …


The Reagan Years

It’s the end of the Reagan era, and the Danger Brothers, four college buddies, have been partying nonstop. As their graduation looms, business-like …


TU Dance Company

Over its first 10 years, Minnesota-based TU Dance has conveyed a contemporary vision of dance as a connective power, drawing artists and audiences …



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A twisted interpretation …

“The Jungle Theater's Bain Boehlke is happy with his successor and he's moving to Seattle to stay out of the way. ”

— @bebopified




Techs + Designers

Slient Night at the Minnesota Opera. Light design by Marcus Dilliard

Should you go to graduate school?

Marcus Dilliard provides advice for designers that applies to everyone.

By Marcus Dilliard

New Year's Resolutions on a coaster

An actor resolves in the New Year to. . .

Dear Actors, dare yourself to improve your career with these 6 simple resolutions in the new year.

The press release

Find out how to compose a basic press release for an arts event.

The follow-up

What do you do after your send the press release but your phone is suddenly ringing with reporter's calls?

What's New?

You can surf around, or you can read this article for a quick summary of some of the new features.

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What are we so excited about?

If you like knowing the big picture, this Editor's Note is written for you.

Watch this review

This show’s got it all: aggressive partnering, clowning, Belgian aesthetics, and a penis-oriented dance section.

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