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UMN classes TH 5117: Performance and Social Change and TH 5950: Topics in Theatre holding in person class in the Rarig theater building.

Theater class links pharmacy studies with Greek tragedies

Nathanael Ashton-Piper and Kyra Barbot
April 22, 2021
Combined with a study of Greek tragedies, the class examines the contemporary and historical aspects of pharmacy to create performance through science.
First Avenue venue sits empty on Wednesday, March 31. The Minnesota chapter of the National Independent Venue Association was founded by First Avenue, along with other local music venues, to advocate for relief in the form of the SaveMNStages bill.

Minnesota venues seek state relief with newly introduced SaveMNStages bill

Frankie Carlson
April 1, 2021
The Minnesota Independent Venue Association has been spearheading legislation aimed at providing aid to shuttered entertainment businesses.
The show must go on: Annual Tết Show hits virtual stage

The show must go on: Annual Tết Show hits virtual stage

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 18, 2021
The Vietnamese Student Association’s celebration of the Lunar New Year will be held virtually on Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rehearsal photo courtesy of Madeline Wall

UMN alum produces in-person play centered around reproductive justice

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.
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.

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

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.
Courtesy of Jennifer Melin Miller. Photo by Amy Melin.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

Sarah Mai

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

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...