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UMN alum produces in-person play centered around reproductive justice

Rehearsal photo courtesy of Madeline Wall
Meg Bishop
October 27, 2020
“I With Things New Born” will begin performances on Oct. 30 at Off-Leash Art Box.

Twin Cities theater company brings stage to stereo

Twin Cities theater company brings stage to stereo
Frankie Carlson
September 29, 2020
Trademark Theater prepares for the opening of a new audioplay version of their original production, “Understood.”

UMN theater and dance students create podcast, bridging artistic divisions

UMN theater and dance students create podcast, bridging artistic divisions
Nina Raemont, Associate A&E Reporter
September 9, 2020
"The Peercast" will feature arts-related news and conversations with Twin Cities creatives, intending to close the gap between programs within the UMTAD department.

Get front row (virtual) seats to local music and art focused on racial justice

Local Minneapolis Band Sapphire poses for a portrait at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Sunday, Sep. 6th. The group will soon perform for the first time in over eight months at the Amplifying Solidarity concert series.
Meg Bishop, Associate A&E Reporter
September 8, 2020
Northrop teamed up with student organizations to stream concerts and a film about the responses to the killing of George Floyd.

Q&A: Jennifer Melin Miller, co-producer of “Hadestown” and Carlson MBA alumni

Courtesy of Jennifer Melin Miller. Photo by Amy Melin.
Nina Raemont
July 15, 2020

Jennifer Melin Miller, a University of Minnesota alumni, became involved in investing and producing Broadway shows over five years ago. She’s found great success in her investments and even has some...

UMN theater students create short film on finding queer love — via Zoom

University of Minnesota Theater Majors Reilly Arena, left, and Sabrina Diehl play two queer characters with anxiety disorders in a story of Zoom romance amid the pandemic.  The short film is available for free viewing on YouTube.
Meg Bishop
June 4, 2020

Video calls became the new “Want to grab coffee sometime?” to maintain social distancing guidelines and other coronavirus safety precautions that have been in place for the last three months. Amid...

Student-led theatre fields short plays about pre-COVID living

Sarah Mai
Meg Bishop
June 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s hard not to get nostalgic about the way things were just a few months ago. University of Minnesota students Mac Scheldt and Katelyn McLane of Little Red Theatre...

Topping 2,300 entries, theater “bakeoff” brings camaraderie to quarantine

Illustration by Sarah Mai
Alex Strangman
March 28, 2020

Minutes before the stream even went live, the comment section was buzzing with activity as people from across the globe tuned in for live script readings of the 10 finalists from the “Quarantine Playwriting...

UMN theater students’ creative quarantine competition goes viral

Sarah Mai
Alex Strangman
March 15, 2020

As people across the globe are stuck in quarantine, many are looking for ways to escape this new dystopian-like reality. A few University of Minnesota students came up with their best attempt to beat isolation. Three...

Minnesota theaters welcome a first-ever ‘Jubilee’ year

Actress Sushma Saha tries out a new means of transportation during a break at a rehearsal for
Norah Kleven
February 24, 2020

Theater's ever-evolving persona is taking a turn this year as one group looks to change the conversation about diversity in produced works. The Jubilee is a year-long theater festival which invites participants...