Minnesota Theater Talk

'Fun Home' photo credit: Joan Marcus

BLOG: Is It Really Real?

Criticism | Production | Tradition

We all have a problem with figuring out how "authenticity" works, and South Carolina still has a problem with lesbians. Also, Broadway has all the problems it's always had.

Reviewing the reviews: How subjective is too subjective?

Criticism

A critic owns up to his personal bias, but does he still do the production a disservice?

On dance, theater, efficacy and form

Process

Looking through the prisms of form, character and audience expectation to see why "theater is 50 years behind dance."

Why another Shakespeare festival?

Production

Celebrations of the Bard are coming hot and heavy this year. A founder of a new Shakespeare film fest explains why we can't have too many.

REVIEW: 'Detroit' at The Jungle Theater

Criticism

The Jungle's latest is well-written, well-produced, well-acted and well worth seeing. And yet...

BLOG: Straight Talk for Straight Guys

Audience | Production

The New York Times says straight men don't like Broadway anymore. (Wait... they did before?)

Playlist profile: Kurt Kwan

"I wish I was excited as a theater artist to see more theater. How do we get theaters to really encourage artists to come see the work?"

Greatest Hits: Editor's Pics

Get up, stand up

Social Service

Despite its depressing name, Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed leads its practitioners to be their best selves.

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James Napoleon Stone Performs in Dogwood by Seraphina Nova playing at The Peoples Center Theater this month.

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