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“Who are you when scared?”
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“Who are you when scared?”

Confidence, Fearlessness, and Artistic Direction

by Joseph Haj, Rob Melrose
23 June 2019
Taking Leaps in Leadership
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Taking Leaps in Leadership

Sarah Rasmussen and Joanie Schultz in Conversation, Part Two

by Sarah Rasmussen, Joanie Schultz
10 February 2019
Following the "Knowing"
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Following the "Knowing"

Joanie Schultz and Sarah Rasmussen in Conversation

by Joanie Schultz, Sarah Rasmussen
3 February 2019
“Who are you when scared?”
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“Who are you when scared?”

Confidence, Fearlessness, and Artistic Direction

23 June 2019

Artistic directors Joe Haj of Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater and Rob Melrose of Houston’s Alley Theatre talk about confidence and fearlessness, a company of actors, fighting for the classics, and more.

three actors onstage, one looks surprised
Taking Leaps in Leadership
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Taking Leaps in Leadership

Sarah Rasmussen and Joanie Schultz in Conversation, Part Two

10 February 2019

In Part Two of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about their biggest successes over the past couple of years, the difference in a board’s relationship to a founding artistic director and to a new leader, and more.

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Following the "Knowing"
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Following the "Knowing"

Joanie Schultz and Sarah Rasmussen in Conversation

3 February 2019

In Part I of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about the importance of working with a third party during leadership transitions, trusting your gut in decision-making, and more.

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National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening, Minnesota
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National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening, Minnesota

Co-hosted by New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) & Pangea World Theater

Sunday 2 December 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Pangea World Theater partnered to bring you the National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening in Minnesota, which livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 2 December 2018 starting at 9 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. CDT / 12 p.m. EDT. 

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The Final Act
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The Final Act

Sunsetting a Nonprofit Arts Organization

23 October 2018

Scott Artley talks about the decision to wind down activities of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis after over thirty years on the scene and details the steps taken to “sunset” the organization in a respectful, beautiful way.

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A Revolt of the Beavers for Our Time
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A Revolt of the Beavers for Our Time

10 October 2018

Theatre professor Robert Hubbard writes about Kit Bix’s recent adaptation of Louis Lantz and Oscar Saul’s 1937 play Revolt of the Beavers for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

The Global Voices Panel at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation
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The Global Voices Panel at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation

2018 Mentorship Institute

Wednesday 18 July 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater are proud to present an extraordinary conversation, featuring several of the international theater directors who are participating in the 2018 National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation—including world-renowned dramaturg Rustom Bharucha, Syrian director Kholoud Sawaf, recent recipient of the Order of Canada Margo Kane, director of Nicaragua’s most important theater Lucero Millan, South African theater professor and Zulu artist Ntokozo Madlala, and more. Tune in for a revolutionary global conversation!

Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater
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Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater

National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation: 2018 Mentorship Institute

Friday 20 July 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater presented the Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 20 July at 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis) / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT (New York).

At the Crossroads of Disability and Theatre at Mixed Blood
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At the Crossroads of Disability and Theatre at Mixed Blood

18 December 2017

Jack Reuler discusses nearly two decades of incorporating work about, for, or with people with disabilities or on issues of disability at Mixed Blood Theatre.

Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things
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Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things

Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Ten Thousand Things presented the Ten Thousand Theaters Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.

Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe
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Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe

10 September 2017

Robert Hubbard reports on reimagining Shakespeare at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Kevin Kling
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Kevin Kling

On the Road with the Minnesota Bard

20 June 2017

Minnesota’s favorite storyteller: Kevin Kling.

Theatre Without a Theatre
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Theatre Without a Theatre

On Found Spaces and Creativity in the Twin Cities

6 May 2017

Cassandra Snow writes about the challenges and opportunities involved in producing theatre in non-traditional spaces.

Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice
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Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice

An Intern’s Perspective on the Guthrie Theater

28 April 2017

Matthew Hernandez shares his experience interning at the Guthrie Theater last summer as part of a pilot program for students of color at University of Texas at Austin.

Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America
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Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America

16 March 2017

Aditi Kapil reflects on her experience having and raising children as a freelance artist, and how residencies can alleviate certain challenges.

Beyond the Argument
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Beyond the Argument

Art as Antidote

9 March 2017

Jonathan Wei, Executive Director of The Telling Project, meditates on war and the military, advocating art as an investigative tool for understanding and transformation.

Inside the Culture Wars Maelstrom of the 1990s
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Inside the Culture Wars Maelstrom of the 1990s

30 October 2016

John R. Killacky discusses his time as curator of Performing Arts at Walker Art Center, and the controversy caused by featured works.

Colleagues, Counselors, and Confidants
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Colleagues, Counselors, and Confidants

Theatre Critics of the Twin Cities

18 September 2016

Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler reflects on his longstanding relationships with the theatre critics of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Playwright Residency
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Playwright Residency

Why Christina Ham? Why Pillsbury House Theatre?

29 July 2016

Faye Price and Noël Raymond, Co-Artistic Directors of Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota and playwright-in-residence Christina Ham discuss their participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program.

Wait, How is That Latino? My Response to Café Onda’s Call for Dialogue
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Wait, How is That Latino? My Response to Café Onda’s Call for Dialogue

9 May 2016

Actor Natalie Camunas discusses cultural microaggressions she’s faced in her career, and shares her experience working on DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party.

Why Kira Obolensky, Why Ten Thousand Things?
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Why Kira Obolensky, Why Ten Thousand Things?

15 March 2016

Michelle Hensley and Kira Obolensky discuss their shared joy in collaborating at Ten Thousand Things.

AD 111
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AD 111

Frosh Bites—Eleventy-One Nuggets for Being a Successful and Ethical Artistic Director​

2 February 2016

February 2 marks forty years since then twenty-two-year-old Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler sat down to write the original mission and primary objectives for Mixed Blood. Jack commemorates that founding by presenting a list of qualities and practices for successful and ethical artistic leaders.

Dancing is About Moving
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Dancing is About Moving

19 December 2015

Maria Genné discusses the philosophy of Kairos! Alive and its community work with youth and the elderly.

Where Possibility Abounds
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Where Possibility Abounds

a 20th Anniversary Conversation with the 1995 Cohort of Jerome Fellows

3 November 2015

Jeremy Cohen interviews a group of playwrights about their time at the Playwright's Center. 

A Home of Their Own
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A Home of Their Own

the Playwrights’ Center

2 November 2015

Ruth Weiner and Meg Swanson, theatre practioners and scholars, talk to playwrights who have come through the Playwrights’ Center about their experiences.