The Buzz

Directors’ Gym 2008

The variety and challenge this project provides is energizing!

Participating artist

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2012

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

Sophie Kerman Aisle Say Twin Cities

Frankenstein Incarnate: The Passions of Mary Shelley

A work overflowing with ideas and understanding.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

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)

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

The Taming

The Taming delivers a shard of hope to offer some light amid the dismal conduct of our political arena.

Arthur Dorman Talkin' Broadway

Girl Shorts 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed myself - what a wonderful variety of thought-provoking and fun work.

Christine Noonan Audience Review

24-Hour Play Project 2003

The thrill, the exhilaration, and the sense of pride and accomplishment more than make up for the fear, the doubts, and the worry. Not to mention the lack of sleep.

Betty Liedtke Chanhassen Villager

Women! Live On Stage! (2004)

Dazzling...a theatrical feast.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

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


You are telling my mother's and my grandmother's stories!

Audience Review



Audience review

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

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

The Taming

...a whole lot of fodder for political satire, humor, and wackiness.... The Taming delivers. Clever, funny and topical.

Cherry and Spoon

Julius Caesar

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

Christine Johnson Audience review

Girl Shorts 2014

Now bigger and better!

Sheila Regan City Pages

Girl’s Got Pluck

An eye-opening and mind-broadening evening.

Matthew A. Everett

24-Hour Play Project 2008

Everyone jumps in with both feet. Everyone seems to make broader, braver choices.

Ahna Brandvik Participating artist

The Tempest

A winner.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

Brilliant Traces

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

Quinton Skinner City Pages

Women! Live On Stage! (2004)

Beautiful and exuberant!

Eli Effinger-Weintraub Audience Review

The Good Fight

When you go to see the premiere of a new play, this is the kind of thing you hope to see. It's doubly wonderful because it's so rare.

Matthew A. Everett Twin Cities Daily Planet

Expecting Isabel

Delightful and frighteningly funny

John Olive How Was The Show