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Lightning Rod at Pillsbury House Theatre

Lightning Rod is a week-long works in process initiative now in its third iteration. Lightning Rod asks eighteen artists of and working for marginalized communities to respond to the now, conceiving and performing new work in seven days. Lightning Rod was conceived by Directing Producer Kat Purcell (2017) and is led by Artistic Co-Producer Marcela […]

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The Reviews Are in for Blood Knot!

It’s official. Critics love Blood Knot! Here’s what they’re saying: Star Tribune: “That tenderness and nuance, especially in the first act, are two of the things that make “Blood Knot” special. Another is the performances. Williams and Yoakam are delivering a master class in theatrical invention and humanity.” How Was The Show: “Pillsbury House Theatre […]

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Meet the 2019 Naked Stages Fellows!

Pillsbury House Theatre is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Naked Stages Fellowship: Queen Drea, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, & Amoke Awele Kubat. Naked Stages is a 7-month development program that provides time, financial support, and mentoring to three emerging artists as they create an original piece of performance art. The 2019 Naked Stages […]

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Centerstage: Advanced Memoir for Adults 55+

Have you dabbled in memoir work? Wondering how to get your story out, how to get it heard? Please join us for a free 8 week class, featuring fun ice-breaker activities, prompted memoir writing, and practice sharing our stories, culminating with a reception on August 24. Taught by Dr. Louis Porter. WHEN: Saturdays starting June […]

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Stephen Yoakam and James A. Williams in Blood Knot. ©2019 RICHRYAN

Blood Knot Comes to Pillsbury House Theatre

  From May 17 – June 16, 2019, Pillsbury House Theatre will produce Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, a parable of two brothers who share a one-room shack near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Equally important today as it was at the time of its 1961 premiere, Blood Knot is a poignant, piercing metaphor for racial tension, […]

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