Scene 29: A Choice

What is the best way to admire a fellow actor?

Who writes this stuff?

The state of playwriting today; plus all the other stuff about the Ivey awards that I glossed over last week.

Best of 2015-16: Prep and We Gotta Cheer Up Gary

Short and, even better than, sweet

More mysterious wonderful magic

Recover from your Ivey Awards hangover quick so you don't miss the great theater happening right now.

Today’s cover: Can these puppets lead us to a better world?

This uneven yet beautiful play confronts the headlines that won't stop.


Songs for a New World

Before celebrated musical theater composer Jason Robert Brown wrote The Last Five Years and The Bridges of Madison County, …


The Liar

Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, …


The Children

The Children

The Children is a whimsical saga that is a metatheatrical riff on a literary classic with a contemporary twist about Medea’s spurned offspring.

This …


The Realistic Joneses

Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes …


Avenue Q

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Book by …


The Three Musketeers

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two …




Techs + Designers

“Would Trump make art great again?”

— @mnartistsdotorg

I performed at the Iveys and it was OK

A sober, backstage perspective.

By Derek Lee Miller

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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