2020–2021 Season

A new landscape

Although our 2020–2021 Season looks different than we originally planned, we are participating in the virtual theater landscape, introducing new voices and performances to our audiences and planning for future seasons. When we reopen our doors, our hope is that the Guthrie will be as vibrant and vital to its community as ever.

Explore our offerings and updates below, and check back often to see what’s new.

Now streaming

written and performed by DOMINO D’LORION, MICHAEL McKITT and IAN McCARTHY

In this moving choreopoem written and performed by Guthrie B.F.A. alums, three Black boys sit on a stoop and discuss what it means to love deeply, question tradition, be queer and be unapologetically Black in the world today.

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Missing Mississippi Moons
written and performed by ANTONIO DUKE
directed by ELLEN FENSTER

Inspired by his grandfather’s story, local actor/playwright Antonio Duke embodies a mosaic of characters struggling to find their power in the Jim Crow era.

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The Uprising Volume II: Black HERstory
written and directed by VANESSA BROOKE AGNES

Featuring performances by 11 Twin Cities artists, this powerful piece spans significant historical eras while celebrating the experiences and contributions of Black womxn.

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This Is Who I Am
directed by EVREN ODCIKIN

Presented on demand April 13‒25

Back by popular demand, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s (Grey Rock) new play explores the unpredictable nature of grief and the delicacy of family connection across geographical and generational divides through the intimacy of a video call.

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Upcoming events

Tears of a Willow
April 2021

The realities of Black trauma are explored through the evocative metaphor of setting fire to an ancient willow tree and finding hope rising from the ashes.

More details coming soon.

Blackness Is…
May 21‒23, 2021

Produced and directed by MN Black Theatre Circle, this arts festival will celebrate Black voices and empower Black liberation.

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In the works

A Christmas Carol

When our beloved holiday tradition returns to the Guthrie stage, it will be a new adaptation by director Lavina Jadhwani (As You Like It) complete with reimagined scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound. 

Play development


Although our plans to produce Shakespeare’s History Cycle in 2021 were canceled, we’re hosting a virtual workshop in spring 2021 to prepare for a future staging.

We’re also working with these artists on new plays:

  • Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) and Ty Defoe (Haudenosaunee, Six Nations/Anishinaabe Nation) of Indigenous Direction
  • Mark Rylance (Nice Fish) and Peter Reder
  • Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire, Native Gardens)
  • Amir Nizar Zuabi (This Is Who I Am, Grey Rock)

Building updates

With support from our production staff, we’re caring for our spaces, big and small. From reupholstering seats to tuning acoustics, we want to look and sound our best when you return.

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