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The Show Must Go On(line)

The second week of March, performance artist Tim Miller was leading a solo performance workshop at the University of Minnesota. Six and a half hours before their final showcase, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, the governor declared a state of "peacetime emergency."
Production photo of The Oresteia

The UMN/Guthrie BFA Program 3rd Year Company of 2021 Presents an Epic Greek Trilogy

A vengeful queen, meddling gods and goddesses, an eager son’s return to avenge the death of his father, and the first modern trial make up this epic story on stage in the Rarig Center this February. Markell Kiefer returns to the UMN/Guthrie BFA program in a culminating Greek trilogy with 'The Oresteia, House of Atreus'.
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Love Letter to Caryl Churchill

"...Caryl Churchill is the real deal, and it’s rare that this play gets to be produced because it’s big if you do it on the full scale. It’s big, and it’s complicated, and it takes a lot of pieces going together. And at a University, we have the ability to do that. We have a lot of people who can work on something... I mean, it’s just going to be stunning, so it’s a good night out."
Spring in the Winter Spring Dance Concert 2020

J-Sun Noer, Annie Hanauer, and Nora Jenneman on the 2020 Spring Dance Concert

“This dance work is not only part of developing an inclusive aesthetic as part of technique, it also asks questions about what is valued in dance.” The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance stages its annual Spring Dance Concert. Choreographers J-Sun Noer and Annie Hanauer, as well as Dance staff Nora Jenneman, discuss the production and its process.
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Penumbra Theatre's 'White Card' Deals Confidently in Race and Art

Assistant Professors Talvin Wilks and Chelsea M. Warren receive praise over regional premiere production. "Director Talvin Wilks has found ways to humanize characters who scream big statements. His actors deliver credible, deeply felt performances." ..."The action takes place on designer Chelsea Warren's bright, white set that envelops much of the audience, making viewers party to the action."
Shadowy figures stand on stage

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks on Collidescope 4.0: Speaking to an Ongoing American...

“As a nation, we are not comfortable talking about race, and yet race is central to the core being of this nation.” Professor Talvin Wilks and National Medal of Arts recipient Ping Chong brought their collaborative performance Collidescope 4.0: Adventures in Pre and Post-Racial America to the University of Minnesota.
Collidescope 4.0

Collidescope 4.0: Adventures in Pre & Post-Racial America

Collidescope 4.0 offers a collision course view of the legacy behind the history of racial violence, racism and social injustice in America. As seen through the gaze of an intergalactic time traveler, the investigation of this peculiar “nature” moves back and forth in time and space, specifically with a focus on the American psyche represented by contemplations of noted historical and contemporary writers and political figures.

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