Clowning from the Mediterranean to Mpls

New Arab American Theatre Works is testing your stereotypes--about clowns, among other things..

Some nice things that happened this week

Derek is decidedly upbeat in this week's News and Notes (though he adds a dash bitterness to taste at the end).

Your Guide to Minnesota's Theater Bloggers

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

Today’s cover: The dance family

9x22 is more than just a place to see dance. It's a place to become part of the local dance family.


Hamlet by William Shakespeare

A son is haunted by the ghost of his dead father who tells a tale of corruption, betrayal, incest and murder!  Should he believe the ghost …


The Music Man

Summer isn’t complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making …


Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders

Guess who’s coming to town. Why is a groom missing? Why did a bride discard her wedding gown? Why is there a dead body in the ice palace? …


Charlotte's Web

Based on E.B. White’s award winning book, this delightful and touching story was named the Best American Children’s Book of the past 200 …


Romeo & Juliet

Face paced, funny, and vibrant with the passion of youth, Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy until it's not. Shakespeare's most familiar …


Don't Drink the Water

Touring behind the Iron Curtain, a family from New Jersey rush into the American embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of …




Techs + Designers

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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."

The sound designer's view from the tech table.

The State of Sound Design in the Twin Cities

Local sound designer Katharine Horowitz looks into what kind of support sound designers get.

By Katharine Horowitz

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