The Season of Reemergence cover of The Dramatist includes an illustration of a chrysalis hanging from a budding branch and emerging monarch butterfly
Twin Cities: Emerging From the Chrysalis
Drawing of cherry blossoms on a branch with a chrysalis hanging from it. There is a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis
Art by Ian Sklarsky for The Dramatist

Here in Minneapolis & St. Paul, we know a thing or two about long, cold winters. We’re usually ready to shed our protective outer layers and walk around in shorts and flip-flops as soon as the thermostat hits 40 degrees, but as theatres bravely emerged from the long hibernation of the last few years, it seemed like we were all a little tentative, with good reason. Some productions returned to in-person performances without a hitch, and others faced postponements or cancellations, and it all seemed to be a matter of timing.

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Eric “Pogi” Sumangil
Eric “Pogi” Sumangil

is a two-time recipient of the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center. He produced and wrote for UNALIENABLE, a virtual monologue project highlighting the experiences of Americans of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also the DG Regional Rep for Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.