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The Playwrights' Center

2301 Franklin Ave. E. Minneapolis, MN 55406 | Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha | 612-332-7481

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Develops new playwrights and their plays through staged readings at the Playwrights' Lab; sponsors other programs for new playwrights, storytellers and writers.


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    Now in its 15th year, the Seward Winter Frolic celebrates the galleries, shops, and schools in the neighborhood. Things kick off Friday with a benefit party at the Playwrights' Center....
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    Jeannine Coulombe knows how unusual it is for a "working class kid to become a playwright," and ideas about access to the arts swirl through her new play, Homegrown.The latest work by the...
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    Coming to the Playwrights' Center this weekend is a new solo performance piece that explores the controversial detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. Red, White, [Black & Blue]:...
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    Convincing prospective audiences to take a chance on unfamiliar work is a looming challenge for any performance company, especially one aspiring to introduce perspectives from a culturally...
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    Barbara Field's latest work has come a long way from its original incarnation as a holiday children's show that wasn't A Christmas Carol.Field enjoyed the irony ("I've lived off A Christmas...
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    Barbara Field was there at the beginning of the Playwrights' Center, and her latest work will be the first piece in 2014 featured in the Ruth Easton New Play Series. The Crackatook takes its...
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    Savage Umbrella brings back its critically acclaimed homage to Walt Whitman this week with the music-filled Leaves, a piece that was originally produced in 2010. Using Whitman's timeless...
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    The playwright-centric Workhaus Collective opens its latest season with The Hollow, a new piece by Christina Ham. Now in its seventh year, Workhaus brings original productions by its member...
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    Savage Umbrella's latest creation tackles a lot of territory, from Manifest Destiny to junk science driving public policy to the direct and unexpected impact humans have on the...
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    The Dust Bowl provides the backdrop for Savage Umbrella's latest production, a new play by Rachel Nelson that explores masculinity and Manifest Destiny. The piece tells the story of a radio...
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    This weekend, the Seward neighborhood will get into the winter spirit with a festival and art crawl. The event kicks off Friday night with a party at the Playwrights' Center (2301 E....
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    Caridad Svitch's play about the struggling victims of the 2010 BP oil disaster positively crackles with raw rage. In a nameless Gulf Coast town, four characters struggle with the...
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    On their 21st production, after 13 years of working collaboratively, husband-and-wife team Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse have decided to create independently — sort of. In Rip, Romp &...
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    With their focus on producing original work that speaks directly to contemporary issues, the playwrights of Workhaus Collective are accustomed to tackling challenging social concerns....
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    A prevailing misconception of theater—frequently declared by those who seldom actually attend performances—is that the art form is outdated, lacking in the creative daring and...
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    New York native Dominic Orlando wrote A Short Play About 9/11 mere months after the attacks in 2001. He has resisted the temptation to alter his original vision with 10 years of hindsight,...

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