A world of miracles

If you're willing to travel back in time, this show may reward your faith.

Queering your straight theater

An actor urges you to reconsider your casting approach to gay plays.

A whole new Joe

Can we predict what is to come?

A confounding success

The critic is drawn into this production even though she wants to resist it.

Carving up space

Enjoy another video review in praise of precision in Chris Schlichting's dance.

Today’s cover: Playlist profile: Michelle Hensley

The innovative Artistic Director discusses what she's learned and what's to come.




Techs + Designers


Huck Finn

By Mark Twain
Adapted for the stage by Greg Banks
Directed by Greg Banks

Run away with rapscallions Huck and Jim, finding …


Troika Mpls

Troika Madness 2015

Troika is an improv tournament featuring improvisors drawn at random. Split into trios of improvisors who have never performed together before, …


The Potting Shed

Faith and reason collide as renowned 20th century author Graham Greene takes his pen to the stage in this taut, stirring psychological drama …


Tales from Wonderland

A double-bill of dark physical comedy in the spirit of Lewis Carroll! In The Hunting of the Snark, a motley crew of bumbling …


The Gentlemen’s Pratfall Club

“A show that appeals to the children in all of us!” – vita.mn


A struggling actor and cruel French clown battle for …


The Woodsman

Most people harbor a darkness in their mind and struggle against it… most win. Some don’t. After twelve years in prison, a convicted child …

New Year's Resolutions on a coaster

An actor resolves in the New Year to. . .

Dear Actors, dare yourself to improve your career with these 6 simple resolutions in the new year.

The press release

Find out how to compose a basic press release for an arts event.

The follow-up

What do you do after your send the press release but your phone is suddenly ringing with reporter's calls?

What's New?

You can surf around, or you can read this article for a quick summary of some of the new features.

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What are we so excited about?

If you like knowing the big picture, this Editor's Note is written for you.

Watch this review

This show’s got it all: aggressive partnering, clowning, Belgian aesthetics, and a penis-oriented dance section.

“New play opening. World premiere from twin cities playwright @gemmavieve #mnpl http://tinyurl.com/oyvqdtq”

— @marktsweeney

A writer at work

Why theater criticism is the most intense kind of criticism

A critic explains the extra pressure he feels when reviewing live arts.

By Jay Gabler

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