“We Survive on Caffeine, Chocolate, & Twizzlers.” A Behind-the-Scenes Take on Saint Mary’s Student Play “Pentecost”

Raquel here, I’m currently the sleep-deprived Stage Manager for the Saint Mary’s University Theatre Department’s fall drama/thriller Pentecost. We are currently getting ready to open in almost a week, which means tech week is here. This is a week where designers, actors, and backstage technicians walk into the Page Theatre and are forever lost; cut off from […]

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet

“Let me speak to th’ yet unknowing world how these things came about. So shall you hear of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, of accidental judgments, casual slaughters, of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, and in this upshot, purposes mistook.” -Horatio, from Hamlet These lines from the play tell you everything you […]

Speakeasy Mississippi Burlesque Premieres in Winona

Prepare to be tantalized! Speakeasy Mississippi Burlesque will highlight Minnesota’s top burlesque artists.

Speakeasy Mississippi Burlesque Premieres in Winona

Speakeasy Mississippi Burlesque is a production by Annika Gunderson, premiering in Winona on Saturday, October 26, 9 pm to midnight, at Dibs Café. The show will feature five prominent Minneapolis burlesque artists: Queenie Von Curves, Musette the Mistress Of Mischief, Sheila Rouse, Sweetpea, and Paulie Graff. Attendees will also find local artists featured: live music […]

WHYnona?

There are Winonan streets that could be right out of parts of New York. The level of cultural activity and community activism, indie music and arts appreciation remind me of time spent in Williamsburg or Bushwick. It reminds me that New York doesn’t hold a monopoly on culture, that great things happening everywhere you go and in the case of Winona, home can be whatever you make it.

WHYnona?

Just over four years ago I stepped foot in Winona, Minnesota for the first time. I couldn’t have known it at the time, but it was the beginning of something so much bigger than where I would spend that summer or do a little Spear(e)shaking. Looking back on it now I can say, without hyperbole, […]