Arts & Culture

Lavender Orientations at MSP International Film Fest

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is offering various lavender-oriented films. Artists connected to some of them will be in attendance and they can be seen at various locations. St. Anthony Main is the primary location […]

5Q: The Lorax

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the […]

A Contemplative Film on Navajo Spirituality, Gender Non-Conformance, and the Environment

The Blessing is a contemplative documentary that juxtaposes Lawrence, a despairing and conflicted middle-aged Navajo man, with the struggle of his teenaged daughter, Caitlyn, who is coming to terms with her being different from others. The […]

A Touching View of a Parent of a Genderqueer Student – “The Pink Unicorn” at Illusion Theater

The solo play The Pink Unicorn is a very good gateway to discussion about the concept of “genderqueer.” Sympathetically written by Elise Forier Edie, the pain and confusion of a mother who fears for, is […]

Transgender Identity and Cancer Addressed in “Twisted Deaths” at the Phoenix

Uprising Theatre Company is presenting a new play by Shannon TL Kearns directed by Ashley Hovell. This story of two very different cancer patients who just happen to enter one another’s life premieres at the […]

“The Wolves” at the Jungle is a Masterpiece About High School Girls’ Soccer

Playwright Sarah DeLappe may well have written what will come to be regarded as one of the best plays ever about sports. Moreover, it is all about high school girls and sports. The game at […]

Marlina Gonzalez’s Epic Enchants and Unsettles with Mythic Exuberance – “Isla Tuliro” at Southern Theater

Playwright Marlina Gonzalez has conjured an expansive reflection of the ravages of cultural appropriation in the Philippines. In Isla Tuliro, a trio of wise and savvy elders guides the audience on a psychic journey over centuries, from an […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

Arts Spotlight: 597

The Bassett Table Through April 22 Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N, St. Paul 651-645-5506 Susanna Centlivre was the major female English playwright of her time. She ascended after Aphra Behn had held that […]

Roll Out the Rainbow Carpet

GLBT films bring pride to the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is returning to celebrate 37 years of talented international filmmakers. MSPIFF has something for everyone, and […]

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