Join us for a lively evening featuring a reading by Peg Guilfoyle from her new book, Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater and comments about the full spectrum of the Twin Cities theater experience from notable theater professionals who contributed to the book including Michelle Hensley (Ten Thousand Things), Marcus Dillard (U of MN Department of Theatre Arts and Dance) set designer Kate Sutton-Johnson, Teresa Eyring (Theatre Communications Group, former positions at the Children’s Theatre Company and Guthrie Theater), and Rick Shiomi (cofounder of Mu Performing Arts).
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Program begins Panel discussion with the author and notable Twin Cities theater professionals
8:00-9:00 Book Signing and Sales
About the book: In 1969, the Village Voice described Minneapolis as “America’s second theater city after New York.” In the forty-plus years since, the theatrical offerings of Minneapolis and St. Paul have only grown—everything from world-renowned venues to independent stages and innovative festivals—and the Twin Cities hold a prominent place in the national theater scene today. In Offstage Voices, author Peg Guilfoyle provides an in-depth look at this vibrant world and offers fascinating insights into what it takes to put on a production, from first script to closing night, and what it takes to make a living in Twin Cities theater.
“Captures the pulse and temperature of our theater world.” From the foreword by Sally Wingert
“If you’re curious about theater and how it works, this is the book for you.” Sheila Livingston, Guthrie Theater
“The Twin Cities theater community is one of the most vibrant in the nation. These stories from our most significant artists are an excellent resource for students (and their parents).” Marcus Dilliard, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota