March, 2022 Issue
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- Makeup Design: A Case Study for Alice @ Wonderland

-What do Artistry’s Set Carpenters do when there’s no show being built?



- Luke Granholm Recives Kennedy Center Teaching Award

- Garth Hemphill Joins Schuler Shook as New Principal

- My Last Newsletter!

- Productions Around The Region


- MonkeyWrench Productions- Three Positions
-FOH lighting operator for a residency show + US tour dates


-Treasurer's Report
- Newsletter Archive Links
- Time to Renew Your Membership?


- Info and links to the March Conference and Stage Expo


- Current Section Officers


Member Renewal Form
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Luke Granholm receives Kennedy Center Innovative Teaching Award!

LukeLucas Granholm, assistant professor of theatre arts at the University of Minnesota Morris, is the 2021 recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V Innovative Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence and innovation in theatre pedagogy. Read more about the award and Luke's work at the link.

Congrats Luke!

Garth Hemphill Joins Schuler Shook as New Principal

GarthGarth Hemphill joins Schuler Shook to lead our
audio and video design services!
Get to know Garth here.
We are excited to share this news and will have further announcements on our website soon! 


My Last Newsletter!

BB    Many of you are aware that I transitioned to retirement from St. Olaf College this past summer.  The first five months of this new adventure have gone quite well and I am finding plenty of interesting things to engage my time and energies.  As I look to the future, I have decided that this is a good time to hand off my work as the newsletter editor and publisher for NBS.
    This has been a great ride for quite a long time.  Julie and I were trying to figure out when I started doing this and as far as we can tell, it was sometime in the mid-late 1980s.  I remember creating the newsletter with an Apple IIe and printing it on an Epson dot-matrix printer in those early years.  HA!  Back in those days, the printed copy was delivered to the campus printshop and then had mailing labels applied and postage run on the printshop postal machine.  When they were grade-schoolers, my kids remember earning money sticking address labels on the 125 or more newsletters that went out to the region .  If memory serves me correctly,  the newsletter shifted to an online publication in 2009 and labels and postage were behind us for good!
   There have been so many great articles and contributions from our membership over the years. It has been a real pleasure to package and send those out to our region.  I hope the newsletter has helped create an identity for the section and served as a marker for our group in the five-state area while providing effective communication about our activities and plans.
I plan to stay in touch with the section going forward. Cheers and best wishes!
-Brian Bjorklund

Productions Around The Region  

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Theatre Season Spring '22: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Antigone (Ann Carson), Creative Collaboration: Rare Diseases Project, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and The School for Lies.

University of Minnesota- Duluth, Duluth, MN
UMD Theatre Season Spring '22: The School for Lies, Flying Solo, Pippin   

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

ARCC, Coon Rapids, MN

University of North Dakota Grand Forks

Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN    507-933-7590

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance
Mankato, MN

(Click on "Purchase tickets to see production list)

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND    701-231-8725

Winona State University, Winona, MN

St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

University Opera Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Upcoming Productions
Ted Mann Concert Hall