A bright idea

How do we solve theater's smart phone problem?

The death of the jongleur

The death of Dario Fo; plus other news that actually pretty nice.

So much material

This worthwhile exploration of a Finnish epic isn't quite fulfilling its potential yet.

Scene 30: A brisk autumn

Remember what you love and let that move you forward.

Today’s cover: Art and Community: Why are they separated?

As the conversation continues, the panel tries to figure why or if art has been separated from community


The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

Book by Joseph Stein
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Benjamin McGovern*
Music …



August Wilson’s
Directed by Lou Bellamy

It is 1977, and in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, city officials threaten …



A great American Musical Theatre classic, magically returns to the Main Stage!

Come along to the idyllic kingdom of Camelot. Revel …


Early Morning Song

Written by Rachel Jendrzejewski, conceived and developed in collaboration with Red Eye Theater

As an obscure woman scientist determinedly …




Techs + Designers

“From Haitian dance to Arab film, congrats to the #knightarts winners bringing diverse experiences to #stpaul.”

— @knightfdn

Lakeland HS, NY production of Anything Goes

The joys of small town Minnesota theater

Can big city theater ever compare to the excitement that a play creates in a small town?

By Ira Brooker

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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