Guthrie Theater production history

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The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The following is a chronological list of the plays and performances that it has produced or presented. Production information from 1963 through the 2005–06 season is sourced primarily from The Guthrie Theater: Images, History, and Inside Stories[1] and The Guthrie Theater.[2]

Contents

1960s[edit]

Artistic Directors: Tyrone Guthrie (1963–66), Douglas Campbell (1966-67), no named Artistic Director (1968–69)

Stages: Thrust stage on Vineland Place, Crawford Livingston Theater (second thrust stage) in St. Paul, The Other Place

Directors (Vineland Place): Joseph Anthony, Edward Payson Call, Douglas Campbell, Tyrone Guthrie, Robert Lanchester, Philip Manor, John Olin, Stephen Porter, Mel Shapiro, Alan Schneider, Maurice Valency

Actors (partial listing): Paul Ballantyne, Fran Bennett, Raye Birk, Zoe Caldwell, Douglas Campbell, Helen Carey, Len Cariou, Patricia Conolly, Hume Cronyn, David Feldshuh, Rita Gam, Ellen Geer, Peter Michael Goetz, George Grizzard, Charles Keating, Linda Kelsey, James Lawless, Michael Moriarty, Robert Pastene, Richard Russell Ramos, Ken Ruta, Gale Sondergaard, Jessica Tandy

1963[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1964[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1965[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1966[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1967[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1968[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Crawford Livingston Theater[edit]

The Other Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1969[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Crawford Livingston Theater[edit]

The Other Place[edit]

1970s[edit]

Artistic Directors: no named Artistic Director (1970), Michael Langham (1971–77), Alvin Epstein (1978–80)

Stages: Thrust stage on Vineland Place, The Other Place, Guthrie 2 on the West Bank

Directors (Vineland Place): Rae Allen, Michael Bawtree, Robert Benedetti, Michael Blakemore, Len Cariou, Eric Christmas, Jon Cranney, Ron Daniels, Anatoly Efros, Alvin Epstein, David Feldshuh, Edward Gilbert, Thomas Gruenewald, Adrian Hall, Nick Havinga, Israel Hicks, John Hirsch, Stephen Kanee, Michael Langham, Eugene Lion, Thomas MacAnna, Robert David MacDonald, Emily Mann, Philip Manor, Tom Moore, Steven Robman, Ken Ruta, Mark Schifter, Kenneth Welsh, David Wheeler

Actors (partial listing): Paul Ballantyne, Fran Bennett, James Blendick, Blair Brown, Barbara Bryne, Helen Carey, Len Cariou, Jeff Chandler, Patricia Conolly, David Feldshuh, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Michael Goetz, Von Johnson, Charles Keating, Linda Kelsey, Nicholas Kepros, Mark Lamos, Karen Landry, Frank Langella, James Lawless, Robert Pastene, Richard Russell Ramos, Ken Ruta, Kenneth Welsh, Dianne Wiest

1970[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

The Other Place[edit]

1971-72[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1972-73[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1973-74[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

  • The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show – by David Chambers and Mel Marvin

1974-75[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

  • Everyman – by Anonymous

1975-76[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1976-77[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie 2[edit]

  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid – by Michael Ondaatje
  • The Future Pit – by Menzies McKillop
  • Anulla Allen – Autobiography of a Survivor – by Emily Mann and Anulla Allen
  • Triple bill:
    • Cold – by Michael Casale
    • Glutt – by Gladden Schrock
    • Waterman – by Frank B. Ford
  • Pilk's Madhouse – adapted by Ken Campbell
  • Up the Seminole – by Keane Bonath
  • Hello and Goodbye – by Athol Fugard
  • Open Shut – by Robert Hellman [4]

On tour[edit]

  • A Party for Two – by Dominique Serrand and Barbara Berlovitz

1977-78[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie 2[edit]

On tour[edit]

1978-79[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie 2[edit]

On tour[edit]

1979-80[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1980s[edit]

Artistic Directors: Liviu Ciulei (1980–85), Garland Wright (1985-95)

Stages: Thrust stage on Vineland Place, Guthrie Lab (black box) in the Warehouse District

Directors (Vineland Place): JoAnne Akalaitis, Kazimierz Braun, Lee Breuer, Edward Payson Call, Liviu Ciulei, Jon Cranney, Howard Dallin, Robert Falls, Richard Foreman, Kenneth Frankel, Athol Fugard, William Gaskill, Edward Gilbert, Gary Gisselman, Derek Goldby, Edward Hastings, Douglas Hughes, Michael Kahn, Stephen Kanee, George Keathley, Michael Langham, Michael Maggio, Emily Mann, Christopher Markle, Marshall W. Mason, Patrick Mason, Vivian Matalon, Tony Mockus, Timothy Near, Richard Ooms, Lucian Pintilie, Peter Sellars, Andrei Şerban, Harold Stone, Douglas Turner Ward, Les Waters, Stan Wojewodski Jr., Garland Wright

1980-81[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1981-82[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1982-83[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1983-84[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1984-85[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1985-86[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

On tour[edit]

1986-87[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1987-88[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

1988-89[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1989-90[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1990s[edit]

Artistic Directors: Garland Wright (1985–95), Joe Dowling (1995-2015)

Stages: Thrust stage on Vineland Place, Guthrie Lab (black box)

Directors (Vineland Place): JoAnne Akalaitis, Libby Appel, Lou Bellamy, Michael Bogdanov, Risa Brainin, Mark Brokaw, Joe Dowling, Michael Engler, Sheldon Epps, David Esbjornson, David Gordon, Douglas Hughes, Bill T. Jones, Sari Ketter, Michael Langham, Marion McClinton, Conall Morrison, Neil Munro, Charles Newell, Richard Ooms, Dominique Serrand, Bartlett Sher, Kristoffer Tabori, David Thacker, Jennifer Tipton, Douglas C. Wager, Laird Williamson, Robert Woodruff, Garland Wright

1990-91[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1991-92[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1992-93[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1993-94[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1994-95[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1995-96[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1996-97[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1997-98[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1998-99[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

1999-2000[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

On tour[edit]

2000s[edit]

Artistic Director: Joe Dowling (1995-2015)

Stages: Thrust stage on Vineland Place, Guthrie Lab, Wurtele Thrust Stage, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Dowling Studio (black box)

Directors

Thrust stage: Michael Bogdanov, Timothy Bond, Tim Carroll, Joe Dowling, David Esbjornson, Leigh Fondakowski, Gary Gisselman, Doug Hughes, Sari Ketter, Mark Lamos, Marcela Lorca, Ethan McSweeny, John Miller-Stephany, Lisa Peterson, Peter Rothstein, Dominique Serrand, Casey Stangl, Douglas C. Wager

McGuire Proscenium Stage: Joe Dowling, Gary Gisselman, Wendy C. Goldberg, Michael Greif, Mark Lamos, Marcela Lorca, Lisa Peterson, Peter Rothstein, Rob Ruggiero, Casey Stangl, Susan Stroman, Francesca Zambello

2000-01[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

On tour[edit]

season play guides

2001-02[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

On tour[edit]

season play guides

2002-03[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

On tour[edit]

season play guides

2003-04[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

Riverfront site of future (2006) theater building[edit]

On tour[edit]

season play guides

2004-05[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

On tour[edit]

season play guides

2005-06[edit]

Vineland Place[edit]

Guthrie Lab[edit]

Pantages Theatre[edit]

season play guides

2006-07[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • The Falls – by Jeffrey Hatcher
  • Circle Around the Island – by Marcus Quiniones
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2007:
    • Lizards ... by Megan Mostyn-Brown
    • Shadowgrass by Dan Dietz
  • Boats on a River – by Julie Marie Myatt

season play guides

2007-08[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

season play guides

2008-09[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

season play guides

2009-10[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • Super Monkey – by production ensemble (a Jon Ferguson Theater production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Tales from the Book of Longing – concept by Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello (a Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Northern Lights/Southern Cross: Tales from the Other Side of the World – by Kevin Kling, music by Pat Rix (an Interact Theater production in collaboration with Tutti Ensemble presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Violet – music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts (a Theater Latte Da production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Coward's Women – music by Noël Coward, concept by Michael Todaro (a Producing House production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Yellow Face – by David Henry Hwang (a Mu Performing Arts production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2010:
    • Tiny Disasters – by Cory Hinkle and the cast and director
  • Circle Mirror Transformation – by Annie Baker

Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater[edit]

season play guides

2010s[edit]

Artistic Director: Joe Dowling (1995-2015), Joseph Haj (2015-present)

Stages: Wurtele Thrust Stage, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Dowling Studio

Directors

Wurtele Thrust Stage: Libby Appel, Lou Bellamy, Lileana Blain-Cruz, David Bolger, Gary Gisselman, Joe Chvala, Joe Dowling, Joseph Haj, Marcela Lorca, Christopher Luscombe, Marion McClinton, Ethan McSweeny, John Miller-Stephany, Jonathan Munby, Lisa Peterson, Roger Rees, Sarah Rasmussen, Leigh Silverman, Francesca Zambello

McGuire Proscenium Stage: Maria Aitken, Christopher Bayes, Ian Belknap, Lou Bellamy, Rachel Chavkin, Valerie Curtis-Newton, Joe Dowling, David Esbjornson, Wendy Goldberg, Ramin Gray, David Ivers, Terry Johnson, Michael Kahn, Marcela Lorca, Patricia McGregor, Ethan McSweeny, John Miller-Stephany, Lisa Peterson, John Rando, Emma Rice, Peter Rothstein, Mark Rucker, Mark Rylance, Joel Sass, Dominique Serrand, Casey Stangl, Max Stafford-Clark, Claire van Kampen, Mary Zimmerman

2010-11[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • Cowboy Versus Samurai – by Michael Golamco (a Mu Performing Arts production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Little Eyes – by Cory Hinkle (a Workhaus Collective production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Song of Extinction – by EM Lewis (a Theater Latté Da production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Heaven – music by Chan Poling (a Flying Foot Forum production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2011:
    • THE ORESTEIA VARIATIONS, based on the Oresteia trilogy:
      • Until We See Three of Everything – by Cory Hinkle
      • Reverb – by Mat Smart

season play guides

2011-12[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • The Edge Of Our Bodies – by Adam Rapp
  • Julius Caesar – by William Shakespeare (The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater)
  • The Birds – by Conor McPherson, from the short story by Daphne du Maurier
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2012:
    • O BRAVE NEW WORLD, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest:
      • Golden Age – by Gregory S. Moss
      • In Game or Real – by Victoria Stewart
  • Are You Now or Have You Ever Been... – by Carlyle Brown (a Carlyle Brown & Company production presented by the Guthrie Theater).[34]
  • Anytown – music by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (a Shapiro & Smith Dance production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Swimming with My Mother – concept by David Bolger (a CoisCéim Dance Theatre production presented by the Guthrie WorldStage Series)
  • Trick Boxing – by Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan (a Sossy Mechanics production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • The Brothers Size – by Tarell Alvin McCraney (a Pillsbury House Theatre and Mount Curve Company production presented by the Guthrie Theater)

season play guides

2012-13[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

season play guides

2013-14[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • Moon Show 143 – by Kyle Loven (presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • How to be a Korean Woman – written and performed by Sun Mee Chomet (presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • An Iliad – by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, adapted from Homer as translated by Robert Fagles
  • Skiing on Broken Glass – by David Goldstein
  • Freud’s Last Session – by Mark St. Germain
  • Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House – by Carlyle Brown (a Carlyle Brown & Company production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2014:
    • Peter Piper – by Trista Baldwin
    • The Hidden People: Part One – by Joe Waechter
  • The Three Musketeers – by John Heimbuch, adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas (a Walking Shadow Theatre Company production presented by the Guthrie Theater)

2014-15[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet – by Tarell Alvin McCraney (a Pillsbury House Theatre and Mount Curve Company production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • A Steady Rain – by Keith Huff (an Odyssey Theatre Ensemble production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Relics – an immersive performance created by Sarah Agnew, Nick Golfis and Chantal Pavageaux (presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical – book by Tyler Mills, music and lyrics by David Darrow and Blake Thomas (a 7th House Theater production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – by Jeffrey Hatcher, adapted from the novel by Mark Twain (The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater)
  • Telling: Minnesota 2015 - The Telling Project presented by the Guthrie Theater
  • The Nature Crown – conceived by Jon Ferguson, with text by Dominic Orlando (a Theatre Forever production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Macbeth – by William Shakespeare (The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater)
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2015:
  • Choir Boy – by Tarell Alvin McCraney

2015-16[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

  • The Genealogy of Happenstance – by Allegra J Lingo (presented by The Guthrie Theater)
  • U/G/L/Y – by Shá Cage (a Freestyle Theatre production presented by The Guthrie Theater)
  • Wrestling Jerusalem – by Aaron Davidman (Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives series)
  • The Great Work – book by Grant Sorenson, music and lyrics by David Darrow (a 7th House Theater production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • The Amish Project – by Jessica Dickey (Singular Voices/Plural Perspectives series)
  • You for Me for You – by Mia Chung (a Mu Performing Arts production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • B.F.A Actor Training Program Class of 2016:
  • Telling: Minnesota 2016 – The Telling Project presented by the Guthrie Theater
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha - conceived and created by the company (A Four Humors production presented by the Guthrie Theater)
  • Steven Mackey: Orpheus Unsung - conceived by Mark DeChiazza (presented by the Guthrie Theater and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music)

2016-17[edit]

Wurtele Thrust Stage[edit]

McGuire Proscenium Stage[edit]

Dowling Studio[edit]

References[edit]

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