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John Middleton, belovèd Twin Cities actor and unhappy news aggregator.
by John Middleton • Sep. 18
TBT: A comprehensive, sequential warm-up from breath to yoga to centering—um, does anyone else feel a little numb right now?
by John Middleton • Dec. 28
John Novak and Bradley Greenwald talk about doing a show together during the holidays at the Jungle Theater.
by John Middleton • Dec. 27
Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund talk about performing How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Children's Theatre Company
by John Middleton • Dec. 20
Joseph Scrimshaw talks to Bill Corbett about the intersection of theater, comic books and Christmas
by John Middleton • Nov. 7
A look back at the Federal Theater Project
by John Middleton • Nov. 1
Responses to Václav Havel's view of the artist's job.
by John Middleton • May. 8
Drinks inspired by current theatrical productions.
by John Middleton • Nov. 21
A sorry defense of Minnesota Nice
by John Middleton • Nov. 6
Gary Gisselman - saving civilization, one student at a time.
by John Middleton • Oct. 16
Wall Street, politics and a word for our sponsors.
by John Middleton • Oct. 2
Why are there so many Saint Olaf alums working in Twin Cities theaters and what do they want from the rest of us?
by John Middleton • Jun. 6
Tradition | Vision
What does it mean to think like an artist?
by John Middleton • Jan. 7
Process | Training
John Middleton offers his second article on acting, this one dealing with conflict.
by John Middleton • Nov. 30
John Middleton offers hard-won acting advice that you won't learn at professional training programs.
by John Middleton • Sep. 19
People spout shameless nonsense just for attention. Regular Playlist contributor John Middleton begs you not to be one of those people.
by John Middleton • Jun. 29
Regular MinnesotaPlaylist contributor John Middleton returns with his thoughts on the grassroots.
by John Middleton • May. 6
Better late than never, John hunts down his own example of April's issue. Get an inside look at a healing artist at work. Sort of.
by John Middleton • Feb. 28
Forget the intersection of film and theater. If we can't figure out what makes theater different than film, expect theater to get run over even more.
by John Middleton • Jan. 27
Criticism | Process
Minnesota Style is the sum total of the people who live here. Regular contributor John Middleton explores how we learn the style we call our own.
by John Middleton • Dec. 22
Are the biggest cynics really just wounded romantics? John Middleton demonstrates to the Morris Squill that he isn't really Scrooge.
by John Middleton • Nov. 22
We asked one of our favorite writers for his thoughts on surviving as a performing artist. Now, we're not sure whether he'll ever talk to us again.
by John Middleton • Jul. 8
John tries to write about dance, stalks technicians, peeks into the guts of the Fringe, fixes its iniquities - all while making us laugh.
by John Middleton • Nov. 3
Clarity is not your friend; foreign-sounding words are - and other tricks of the critical trade from John Middleton.
by John Middleton • Dec. 30
Does demography make you cringe? How can they put numbers on art? Relax.
Posted May. 30
Special focus |
Theater Mixologist John Middleton designs drinks for a few current local productions.
Posted Oct. 16
News and notes | Social Service
I'll be your substitute editor for the next few months but I want you to treat me like your regular editor. No, we can't have Playlist outside.
Posted Oct. 17
After words |
Was the presidential debate good theater?
Posted Nov. 6
How are theater folk spending election night?
See it this week at Chaska High School Auditorium in Chaska. Presented by Chaska Valley Family Theatre.
James Napoleon Stone performs in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged playing at Bryant Lake Bowl this month.
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