Alan M. Berks is a Minneapolis-based writer whose plays have been seen in New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and around the Twin Cities. He helped create Thirst Theater a while back. Now, he’s the co-founder of this here magazine. He’s also written Almost Exactly Like Us, How to Cheat, 3 Parts Dead, Goats, and more.
Alan M. Berks
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Another leadership transitionEditorial
Three cheers for all the crazy ideas you’ve ever brought back from a beach.
For Leah Cooper and I, the...read the story
Day 1: Not on a screen near youEditorial
Editor’s Note: For everyday of the Fringe, a different writer will provide a kind of tour of their experience that...read the story
Dialogue 5: Theater is more fun to make than filmInterview
The Fringe Festival is coming. Which is a good chance to wrap up this conversation, for now, and also...read the story
Dialogue 3: Why passive super-heros with daddy issues?Interview
I’m struck by the phrase, “We’ve had over a hundred years, via movies then television then the...read the story
Dialogue: A lazy summer conversationInterview
Thank you for being the guinea pig on this new “dialogues” feature on MinnesotaPlaylist—something halfway between a blog...read the story
Recognizing Unsung HeroesEditorial
When you throw a party with Tree Party and Hipshaker, you're pretty much guaranteed a good time. Thank you...read the story
10 Gifts for theater peopleEditorial
What can you get the theater people in your life for the holidays?
Or, actors and designers, what can you...read the story
Offense: The gift that keeps on givingEditorial
Editor's Note: This essay was originally published in The Rake Magazine, December, 2006. In honor of the first day...read the story
Sage also means wiseEditorial
The 2015 Sage Awards were celebrated this Tuesday, October 13 at the Cowles Center. See the full list of winners...read the story