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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