What did you see in that audition?

In episode four, our roundtable of directors considers auditions.

The insidious elitist leftist agenda

or "There's politics all up in my theater"

A multi-character study named Eliot

Park Square's latest production is an intriguing analgam of interlocking monologues.

Voices you can't ignore

"There are playwrights out there who are looking at the anger and grief underneath our country’s systemic racism, and refusing to flinch."

Today’s cover: Emerging Artist Profile: Kelly Matthews

How do you stay sane as a young working actress in the Twin Cities?


The Events

A powerful exploration of community and healing

Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Eventsfollows a community’s …


To Kill a Mockingbird

A moving adaptation of a cherished classic

Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, this timeless story based on Harper Lee’s beloved Pulitzer …


Murder For Two

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise …



The Velocity of Autumn


Alexandra is an aging but still feisty artist, set on spending her remaining years in her Brooklyn brownstone. Alone …


The Art of Bad Men

Based on true events, Vincent Delaney draws a picture of life during wartime, when German POW's and Midwest famers navigated the tricky landscapes …


Continental Congress

In Seventeen Seventy Something A.D., the delegates to the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to make impassioned speeches …




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."

Minneapolis Skyline

Oedipus talking to the Sphinx.

Talking direction, pt 2: Dead writers

How do these six notable Twin Cities directors approach dead writers different than live ones?

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