I had the immense privilege of seeing the Guthrie Theater’s production of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George yesterday. The cast was so talented and the story was poignant and compelling. Randy Harrison was stunning in the lead role and Erin Mackey as Dot was incredible. We were in the front row, and trust me, our view was better than these pictures (borrowed from the internet). I am so grateful for the impulse we had to buy those front row seats, lol!

I met Randy Harrison for 15 seconds after the show by the stage door, and man is he dreamy in real life. He was such a nice guy to take a bit of time to say hello and thanks for coming, even though he had family/friends with him. 

Here is a tidbit to whet your appetites. 

1 year. 365 days at the G.

I get to practice my craft with 6 talented audio engineers, all of whom I’ve learned a great deal from this year. Could not ask for a better group of men to work alongside.

After leaving St. Louis I was not sure if the same sense of comradeship would grow in a new theater. Turns out, the entire stagehand crew here are some of the best people and they welcomed me into the fold. I am proud to know them, proud to run shows with them.

I do not have the systems fully figured out and I am still learning the Aurus desk. Each show is getting easier to setup and run, so there is hope. Just lucky enough to walk into this theater every day and have an opportunity to try.

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There are so many things to love about the Guthrie Theater, but perhaps my favorite thing is the Dowling Studio Lobby, aka the Amber Box. It’s a beautiful space, unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. When you’re in this 9-floor glassy space you have an amazing view of the Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls—the birthplace of Minneapolis—but because the glass is such a strong amber color, your view is distorted and otherworldly. It’s one of the first places I’ll bring an out-of-town guest because it’s uniquely Minneapolis.


What is a Dramaturg?: Carla Steen

Watch as Carla Steen discusses dramaturgy and her process for the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

In the course of one sultry evening, a prominent Southern dynasty is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life altering secrets are revealed. It’s the 65th birthday of wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy and his family has gathered to celebrate, while sparing him the news that he’s dying of cancer. As one son Brick, a hunky former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife Maggie, his money hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their share of the family fortune. Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning gem, an emotionally intense drama that sizzles with passion and greed like you’ve never experienced before.