Elaina is an aspiring poet and non-fiction writer who has spent most of her life with her nose in a book. She is a Minnesota native and a recent graduate of Beloit College in southern Wisconsin where she majored in Psychology and Creative Writing. She has six years of experience editing and designing literary magazines and recently completed a travel novella as well as a short collection of poems. She was awarded White-Howells Poetry Prize from Beloit College in 2012 as well as honorable mention for the Stocking Prize in Non-Fiction. Elaina currently lives and works in Minneapolis.
BWW Interviews: Breathing Life into Shakespeare: Megan Bartle Speaks on The Acting Company's AS YOU LIKE IT
January 14, 2013
'All the world's a stage/ And all the men and women merely players," professes Jaques in Act II Scene VII of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy As You Like It. The play depicts a series of mistaken identity mishaps and love triangles fueled by feuding families. Rosalind (Elizabeth Stahlmann) and her best friend, Celia (Megan Bartle), struggle to maintain their friendship while seeking love and dodging the foibles that unfurl in the Forest of Arden.
BWW Reviews: Circus Juventas’ SHOWDOWN Wows Audiences with Pint-Sized Performers
August 22, 2012
Circus Juventas, a non-profit circus school for youth in the Twin Cities, puts on seasonal shows for the public. This summer their performance was SHOWDOWN. It was a goofy, whimsical, death-defying production under their very own big top. For those of you who haven't been to a circus lately you may think of it only as juggling, popcorn and creepy face paint. Not so!
BWW Reviews: BYE BYE, LIVER Bids Adieu to the Twin Cities on Aug 4
July 26, 2012
BYE BYE LIVER is the interactive improv comedy/drinking game show that has been thrilling merry martini-sippers at the Camp Bar in St. Paul. The show offers lot of zest and a few chuckles and is playing through August 4th.
BWW Reviews: Guthrie’s THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Sunny with a Chance of Drizzle
July 14, 2012
Overall, the forecast for The Sunshine Boys is clear and breezy. Audiences can expects sunny laughter, clear plotlines and gusts of slapstick. With a chance of a light drizzle (if you're not into hardy-har-type comedy) this show is daffy and fun.
BWW Reviews: THE GUTHRIE Romances Audiences with ROMAN HOLIDAY
June 19, 2012
On June 9th The Guthrie Theater premiered ROMAN HOLIDAY, a musical rendition of the classic Audrey Hepburn film. The plot features a frustrated and bored Princess Anne escaping her regimented advisors for some fun on the town during an international diplomatic tour. The princess meets a dashing silver fox of a newspaperman who takes her out in the city of love. However, the kindly Joe Bradley is also covertly planning to print a newspaper exclusive on their shenanigans. Of course, dastardly conflict arises the two realize that they've actually taken a liking to one another. If only real love were so dependable.
BWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP Brings It: Still Big, Still Bad, Still Blue
June 18, 2012
Well known for its physical comedy and colorful music, Blue Man Group has been garnering good reviews since its inception in 1991. It's no surprise that the audience is cheering before the boys in blue even set foot on the stage. With a strong emphasis on audience participation, Blue Man Group has audience members standing, sitting, yelling, dancing, and helping out with a few acts that you'll have to see for yourself.