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DWIGHT HOBBES

Dwight Hobbes has written for, among other publications, Readers' Digest, Essence, Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, City Pages, Minneapolis Observer, Pulse of the Twin Cities, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. His "Something I Said" column has run for more than 10 years in the Twin Cities weekly Insight News, where he also is lead arts critic. He has provided commentary for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, Minnesota Public Radio (Mid-Morning, All Things Considered), KTCA's NewsNight Minnesota and Minneapolis Telecommunications Network’s Spectator, where he does the weekly segment “Hobbes in the House”. Hobbes regularly contributes to Mpls/St. Paul and Minnesota Law & Politics magazines. His play Shelter, produced by Pangea World Theater at Mixed Blood Theatre, was a hit, playing to packed houses, drawing strong reviews. The short play Dues also was a success, produced by Mixed Blood Theatre in Point of Revue. Hobbes' other plays are: You Can't Always Sometimes Never Tell, published in the anthology CENTER STAGE (Illini Press - 3rd edition), produced by Theater Center Philadelphia and by Long Island University with staged readings by KENNEDY CENTER at Pennsylvania State University and by Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center at Schomburg Center for Research and Black Art; In The Midst Of Love produced by Long Island University, feature The Lion King star Samuel E. Wright; Flying On The Ground (short play for WSNL-TV); and Off-White Girl (spoken word at No Name Gallery). Hobbes taught playwriting at the Playwrights' Center, where he served as a dramaturg, and at The Loft. As a singer-songwriter Hobbes has performed in Boston, Long Island and NYC clubs, most notably Kenny's Castaways, The Other End and My Father's Place as well First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis. In addition to writing music for In The Midst Of Love Hobbes released the single Atlanta Children (BeatBad Records).

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