Remember the 50.8%

Women are still massively underrepresented in theater, and it's all of our faults.

Scene 26: You know you're a theater person when. . .

The new Harry Potter play inspires one of those moments.

Is it censorship?

One show wasn't seen at the fringe. Bill Stiteler makes the argument that you should care about that very much.

Scene at the Fringe: Weird little things

A reminder as we say goodbye to this year's Fringe.

Today’s cover: Dialogue 6: Defining magic

Kevin gets the last words in this on-going dialogue about the difference between film and theater.



The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny CASH, …


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DAI (enough)

Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. …


Passing Through Pig’s Eye

Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting …


The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

Book by Bob Martin and Don Keller
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Director/Choreographer: …


The Three Musketeers

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




Techs + Designers

“ROE and DRY LAND are erasing the stigma of portraying women’s reproductive decisions onstage @CareyPurcell.”

— @americantheatre

The company of Paint Your Wagon at yhe Ordway

Reviving Old Musicals: Lerner and Loewe

Like the opposite of Fringe, a great big musical from two giants of musical theater is currently running at the Ordway.

By Steven LaVigne

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."

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