It may not seem like it, but fall isn't really an end — it's a beginning. Those leaves crunching underfoot are making way for new growth that's already started to emerge. So it goes, too, on the arts scene. The Twin Cities theater community, in particular, has been energized as veterans step aside to let budding talents shake up the status quo. Our annual section profiles a handful of these younger artists, starting with two women who are redefining what it means to be a theater leader. Meet them and seven other fresh faces — a poet, a TV actress, a tap dancer, a photographer, a Pixar star, a jazzman and a classical vocalist — while checking out our critics' picks for the hottest tickets.
Now the star of FXX’s “You’re the Worst,” Guthrie and U grad Aya Cash looks back at the best of Minnesota.
Top 10 television events
Sarah Bellamy and Sarah Rasmussen, the new leaders of the Penumbra and Jungle theaters, reflect on their shared journeys as they juggle parenthood and art.
Top 10 theater events
Preteen talent Anthony Gonzalez is the voice of the cartoon studio’s Day of the Dead-themed adventure ‘Coco.’
Top 10 movie openings
The Kendrick Lamar collaborator is blowing up big-time ahead of his First Ave debut.
10 top pop concerts
Minnesota mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski keeps nabbing prizes from international voice competitions.
Top 10 classical concerts
Jovan Speller turned inward after becoming a casualty of the meltdown at Rochester Art Center.
Top 10 art events
Kaleena Miller takes a giant career leap with choreography and the Twin Cities Tap Festival.
Top dance picks
Best known as a prizewinning spoken-word artist, Danez Smith is pivoting toward words on the page with a new poetry book.
Top 10 book picks