BEST THEATER FOR NEW WORK Minneapolis 2001 - Playwrights' Center
We're talking really new work here. The ink may have dried on the pages of the scripts that rotate through the Playwrights' Center's various educational programs and workshops, but the photocopies are still warm and smell of toner. A random sampling of one week in the center's calendar reveals two staged readings of new plays (Trans State by James Livingston and Kinnickinnic by Mark Kahrau), a fireside chat with such seasoned playwrights as Julie Jensen, Jeffrey Hatcher, Buffy Sedlachek, and Laurie Carlos, and also Nautilus Music Theater's Rough Cuts, a presentation of music theater works in progress--all free to the public. Chances are, if a play is going to wind up onstage in the Twin Cities, it will get its start at the Playwrights' Center. Here is your chance to see it first.