August 3, 2016

The Buzz

Silkworms

...gets back to the very roots of live theater, and reminds us again just how compelling and powerful it can be.

Matthew A. Everett Twin Cities Daily Planet

Brilliant Traces

Burnt shoes, junk food and oil rigs-what do these have in common? A comedy-tragedy with existential concerns. Poirer and Linder are brilliant as the couple with secrets and emotional challenges. A great script by Cindy Lou Johnson and well directed by Miriam Monasch. Go See.

Dixie Treichel Brilliant Traces

Brilliant Traces

Emotionally charged performances plus conceptually intriguing writing = a great theatre experience. I know what I need to do with that particular pair of shoes now also ... thanks!

Jill Johnson Brilliant Traces

Simply Gerta

Theatre Unbound looked at the possiblity and potential of my words, where I could be, rather than where I had been. That's a rare and honorable artistic choice.

Carol Critchley Playwright

Women! Live On Stage! (2004)

Beautiful and exuberant!

Eli Effinger-Weintraub Audience Review

24-Hour Play Project 2004

Guaranteed to depict females as wearing their brains a hell of a lot higher than their brassieres.

Dwight Hobbes Pulse of the Twin Cities

Murderess

From start to finish, entertaining, intelligent, witty and funny.

Goldstar audience member Audience review

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

It is easy for me to get seduced by all the funny, funny and funny that Fringe has to offer. It's great to be reminded occasionally that Fringe also offers some damn outstanding straight-up theatre. Not that this show didn't have its funny moments, it did, but went much further and much deeper than 90% of the other work at Fringe. Really terrific; definitely among the top 3 shows of the festival for me. Congratulations to the actors and crew of MMWW and also to Theatre Unbound -- I was familiar with the company but had never made it to a production before; now I can't wait to see what happens next.

Curt Lund

Girl’s Got Pluck

Just when you thought the straight-white-male version of history and art was becoming more irrevocably entrenched, Theatre Unbound dashes to the rescue.

John Townsend Lavender Magazine

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2014

The resulting plays could crash and burn, turn out mind-blowingly awesome, or maybe a head-spinning combination of the two.

Jessica Armbruster City Pages

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2012

Theatre Unbound has hit the mark with this year's smackdown.

Sophie Kerman Aisle Say Twin Cities

24-Hour Play Project 2010

We do it because we have a need to test our limits.

Renee Werbowski Participating artist

Broken Peaces

Theatre Unbound rides a subway to fabulousness...the narratives are compelling...Coulombe has a particular interest in the tales that new immigrants bring to this country, and several of her characters' accounts of political violence in their native lands are harrowing.

Max Sparber City Pages (May 24, 2000)

Brilliant Traces

This show will touch you and wake and shake you up, days after you see it! Linder and Poirier work so well together, you forget how much work goes into doing this kind of an intense performance! Miriam Monasch has staged it to the stars' advantage, both visually and vocally. Watching this show reminded me that we are all so close to the line, and can go either way depending on the heart of the person nearest us. Bravo and Brava to Linder and Poirier!

Anita Kozan Brilliant Traces

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2013

Artists really like the challenge.

Sheila Regan City Pages

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

I had one of the best times in a theater that I ever had last night. What a fabulous production! Everyone in the cast was stellar. And what a brilliant idea about the voting. Not only did it rivet our attention to the action, but it made its point so clearly at the end when I couldn't vote on anyone's fate. Wow.

Paula Anderson

Brilliant Traces

Linder and Poirier do a wonderful job with these characters. In lesser hands, they could have easily been reduced to a "movie-of-the-week"-type cliches, but the performances held my interest throughout this very touching hour.

Florence Brammer Brilliant Traces

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

Stacey Poirier steals the show as the most ferocious of the feminists.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

Directors’ Gym 2008

The variety and challenge this project provides is energizing!

Participating artist

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Delta Giordano, in a completely fetching performance, plays Constance as brainy but self-thwarting, afraid of the passions to which she is entirely enthralled.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins

"A must-see!"

St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

We were truly blown away by the quality of acting, the fabulous script, etc... we had a wonderful time at the show (and laughed our a$$#s off!!!)

Claire Avitable 20% Theatre Company

Masquerade Benefit Gala

What mask will YOU be wearing?

Sherry’s Basement

"Blessed with a certain loopy charm."

City Pages

Expecting Isabel

"Delightful and frighteningly funny"

How Was The Show

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