Level Nine

Community. Conversation. $9 tickets.

From reduced ticket prices to dynamic community events to a fresh series of original plays, the Guthrie’s ninth floor has undergone a groundbreaking transformation. 

Learn more about Level Nine and upcoming events below. We hope to see you soon!

 

Level Nine is:

Theater for everyone
All tickets to all Level Nine performances are $9.

Vital art
We will produce and present work by acclaimed national or international artists and companies.

Impactful new work
We will commission a play by an accomplished playwright, creating art that addresses pressing questions in our society.

Devised theater
We will host three devising ensembles, which start their work with no script, over the next three years.

Homegrown theater
Local and regional theater companies, with support from the Guthrie, will continue to shape the Dowling Studio.

Community dialogue
Conversations, town hall meetings, readings, dance parties - special events will address current events and track our collective history.

2018–2019 presentations

Two Degrees

The Guthrie Theater presents PRIME Productions’
Two Degrees
by TIRA PALMQUIST
directed by SHELLI PLACE

October 5–21
Dowling Studio

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of
Hot Funky Butt Jazz
created by the INTERACT ENSEMBLE
directed by JEANNE CALVIT
music and lyrics by AARON GABRIEL
in collaboration with New Orleans' musicians ZENA MOSES, JEREMY PHIPPS and EUGENE HARDING

Now – Nov 18
Dowling Studio

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

The Guthrie Theater presents a Split Britches production of
Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)
performed by LOIS WEAVER and PEGGY SHAW
written by LOIS WEAVER, PEGGY SHAW and HANNAH MAXWELL

January 25 – February 10, 2019
Dowling Studio

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Lashed But Not Leashed 

The Guthrie Theater presents Martha Graham Cracker’s
Lashed But Not Leashed
songs by DITO van REIGERSBERG, DAVID SWEENY, ELIZA HARDY JONES and VINCE FEDERICI
directed by JOANNA SETTLE

February 14–16, 2019
Dowling Studio

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Hi, Are You Single?

The Guthrie Theater presents
Hi, Are You Single?
written and performed by RYAN J. HADDAD
directed by LAURA SAVIA

February 21–24, 2019
Dowling Studio

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Caught

The Guthrie Theater presents Full Circle Theater’s production of
Caught
by CHRISTOPHER CHEN
directed by RICK SHIOMI

May 17 – June 2, 2019
Dowling Studio

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Leaves of Grass – Illuminated

The Guthrie Theater presents
Leaves of Grass – Illuminated
written and performed by PATRICK SCULLY
from the text by WALT WHITMAN

July 12–14, 2019
Dowling Studio

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A community can be measured by the questions its theater asks.

Former Artistic Director Liviu Ciulei

I see Level Nine as an “agora”— to use the Greek phrase — a civic space, a place of dialogue, a place to wrestle with ideas.

Artistic Director Joseph Haj

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NOW PLAYING

Noises Off

Now – Dec 16 
An ingenious backstage farce

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FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Join Open Call

Join a dynamic group of young professionals (ages 21-45) with a passion for the arts

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NOW PLAYING

A Christmas Carol 

Now – Dec 29
A Twin Cities holiday tradition

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