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Guthrie Theater chooses Cloquet grad, and Cloquet, for first outstate teaching artist


February 22, 2019

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Alex Goebel stands backstage at Cloquet High School, where he acted in so many plays and now directs each spring, and where he is now a teaching artist for the Guthrie Theater.

When Cloquet alumnus Alex Goebel heard that the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis was looking to hire its first-ever outstate "teaching artist," he jumped at the opportunity.

First of all, the director and actor would be working with the Guthrie, the top-tier theater in the state, with all its resources and talent. He would be one of 10 teaching artists around the state in this unique program that encourages students to "think like an artist" and use creativity to tackle challenges or enhance learning.

But more importantly, he said, he wanted to have the opportunity to bring the program to Clo...

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