Meet and greet with author Peg Guilfoyle as she presents her new book, Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater - An inside look at Twin Cities theater and how Minneapolis/St. Paul became home to one of the nation's most vibrant and innovative theatrical communities. Excellent gift idea for the theater-goer on your list!
Peg Guilfoyle spent ten years as production stage manager and production manager for artistic directors Liviu Ciulei and Garland Wright at the Guthrie Theater. She has been the producing director for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota and managing director of the Minnesota Centennial Showboat on Harriet Island. She has been a freelance stage and production manager for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, and Elitch Theatre Company star stock, and has consulted as an arts manager for the University of Minnesota.
She is the author of The Guthrie Theater: Images, History and Inside Stories, for which she won the Midwest Book Award, and other regional history books. Her company, Peg Projects, Inc., has produced histories for Camp du Nord YMCA, Northern Star Boy Scout Council, Gustavus Adolphus College, Plymouth Congregational Church, and the Basilica of Saint Mary; these books have won numerous awards, including the Minnesota Book Award.
Peg lives in downtown St. Paul with husband John Baillie, with whom she co-owns Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo.