Braden Joseph is a college student at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Theatre Arts and Creative Writing. He lives alone with his three sugar gliders: Maya, George, and Oscar. He is the Artistic Producer of The Feral Theatre Company and co-hosts a Percy Jackson and The Olympians fan podcast called "Demipod". You can connect with him @somebradenstuff on Instagram and YouTube and as Braden Joseph on Linkedin.
Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, currently playing at The Pillsbury House Theatre is a show that was first performed in 1961 and is still just aspoignant today. A 'blood knot' is explained in the show as a bond by blood that will never be undone. In this case, the knot ties two brothers together in South Africa in 1960, then heavily racially segregated. One brother, Zachariah, is black and the other, Morris, is white. BWW Review: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at The Jungle Theater Says A Lot May 29, 2019
There's something very unique happening at The Jungle Theater. In the play Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, barely a word is said onstage during the show. Though much is said from the characters. Sitting in (mostly) silence in the audience while watching mostly silence on stage was a really interesting experience, because it made the play feel more intimate. The characters, whose lives I was watching onstage, and I were in the same state. For that alone, I urge you to see this show.BWW Review: Artistry Theater Hits a Home Run with TINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE May 22, 2019
Baseball's Sad Lexicon rings with the names of some of the Chicago Cubs' greatest players, and Tinker to Evers to Chance rings with great performances all around. There's a line in the poem that goes 'Making a Giant hit into a double'. Well, Artisity has taken a giant hit of a play and turned it out double.BWW Review: A Look Back at THE VELVET SWING by The Umbrella Collective May 17, 2019
As a first time audience member at Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater, I didn't know what to expect as I walked into the building and didn't see a theater. As I finally found and walked into the theater, I was greeted by a pianist telling jokes and playing a merry tune, I didn't know what to expect. As I was presented with a play about the famous Evelyn Nesbit, where she's played by five actors, I didn't know what to expect. I was happily surprised by all unknown expectations.BWW Interview: Louise Lamson of METAMORPHOSES at The Guthrie Theater May 7, 2019
I walk into the Guthrie Theater and I immediately see a pool of water built on the Wurtele Thrust Stage...and I immediately know I'm in for a theatrical treat. Metamorphoses, written and directed by the incomparable Mary Zimmerman, has taken Minneapolis by storm after its run in California (it's a co-production with Berkeley Rep). Our very own BWW Reviewer Karen Bovard called it '...a visual feast,'. As a captivated audience member and a performer, I was so hungry to know some of the thoughts of the show's ten ensemble members. Luckily, I was able to do so a few days later over a delightful phone call.