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.

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Upcoming events

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Guthrie Theater Virtual Benefit
Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m. CDT

Join us this summer for a special evening of music and memories, featuring a concert by Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton fame and beloved local actor Regina Marie Williams as emcee. Together, we’ll celebrate 15 years in our current building, reflect on where we’ve been and raise funds to support the Guthrie’s future. 

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A Black actor sits on a stool and polishes a prop gun with a white towel. A purple sky with a full moon is in the background.

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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A tree-like illustration of a brown body with roots and branches that resemble an Afro hairstyle. A tiny white heart hangs above.

The Uprising Volume II: Black HERstory
a DARK MUSE PERFORMING ARTS production
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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A dark silhouette of a willow tree perched on a small hill stands in front of a purple, pink and orange sky.

Tears of a Willow
by OYA MAE DUCHESS
directed by ATLESE ROBINSON

An illumination of both the pain and hope that grows out of the Black experience, this filmed reading of three short plays explores how Black families and communities must deal with and recover from generations of harm inflicted by societal systems.

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A multicolored stained glass window with a crucifix at the center features an image of a woman in the place of Christ.

Dear God
by DR. MICHAEL PUNTER
directed by HAYLEY FINN
illustrated by GRACIE STOCKTON

Presented by the University of Minnesota/Guthrie B.F.A. Actor Training Program’s graduating company of 2021, this original work fuses live performance and digital illustration to tell the story of a girl who believes she is a prophet of God after surviving a tragedy in her small Minnesotan town.

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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 Lavina Jadhwani, complete with reimagined scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound. 

Actors in vivid Victorian attire dance around a nightgown-clad Scrooge during the Fezziwig Ball scene in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

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)
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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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Virtual Youth Classes 

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