Best New Stage - 2009
Everyone in the theater will tell you that the economics of the art form continually churn and bubble beneath the surface of everything they do, and the Twin Cities community sustains so many companies that finding a workable home can be as daunting as mounting the productions themselves. Gremlin Theatre took on the matter directly in 2008, opening its own theater at the midway point between our two downtowns, configuring an inviting space and cannibalizing the late Loading Dock for seats. Now it's also home to Theatre Pro Rata, another impassioned young company, and other bookings are sure to follow. We like to see people succeed when they do good work, even more so when they create a home for themselves and others.