The Buzz

Babe: An Olympian Musical

Breaks as much ground in theater as its amazing lead character did in sports.

Lydia Howell Twin Cities Daily Planet

Frankenstein Incarnate: The Passions of Mary Shelley

A work overflowing with ideas and understanding.

Quinton Skinner City Pages



Audience review

Julius Caesar

I've seen 'Julius Caesar' three times and this is the first time it made sense to me.

Christine Johnson Audience review

Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll & Hyde Play

...the Bernie Madoffs of Wall Street...knew what they were doing, just at Dr. Jekyll knows what he is doing.

Kim Hines Director

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

Expecting Isabel

"Delightful and frighteningly funny"

How Was The Show

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

A scathing satire, skewering the mythology of sisterhood. A strong cast of diverse women carry the story ... successful as a comedy, but ...thought-provoking as well.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

Directors’ Gym 2005

I was able to work with some fine actors who helped me to shape and form this project into something that not only made sense, but speaks volumes.

Virginia Krubsack Participating Director

Bits and Pieces

...a poignant statement about a generation suppressing its most fervent emotions underneath a Paxil haze.

Christy DeSmith City Pages

Brilliant Traces

Linder and Poirier paint their characters with subtle yet purposeful strokes.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins (2009)

A must-see!

Debra O'Connor St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

I think so many of us could be impacted by this show's message and the characters' tactics -- the obfuscation, denial, anger, and disingenuousness around victims rights, identity, and self-preservation. This is the kind of awareness that stirs people to action -- "If you aren't outraged, you're not listening" kind of stuff -- and, (aaaauuuhgh!) self implicating! Talk about holding the mirror up to nature!

Rebecca Yoho College of St. Catherine

10 Virgins

...passionate and romantic...most definitely thought-provoking.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2013

Artists really like the challenge.

Sheila Regan City Pages

The Love Talker


William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

How I Learned To Drive

Paula Vogel and Theatre Unbound dare to tell the truth.

Lydia Howell Twin Cities Daily Planet

Girl Shorts 2014

Now bigger and better!

Sheila Regan City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

The gutsiest, most engaging, painful, wonderful, transforming show I've seen in years. Women: Get set for shocks of recognition. Men: Yes, it really is like this. Come only if you have the courage to grow.

Tess Galati The Most Massive Woman Wins

Boy Gets Girl

Theatre Unbound stares without flinching at the destruction of a woman's life, in a world where the innocent aren't guaranteed safety...

Quinton Skinner City Pages


...messy, honest and painful - a bit like life at these points.

Ed Huyck City Pages

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

Girl Shorts 2013

There is absolutely something for everyone in a single evening.... You may not cry, but you’ll laugh, you’ll ponder, and you’ll be glad you came.

Sophie Kerman Aisle Say Twin Cities


Emotionally compelling...terrifying...darkly comedic.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

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