Mixed Blood Theatre

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  • From the North: South on 35W, take Washington exit, turn left on Washington. Washington bends to the right and becomes Cedar Ave. Follow Cedar to the next major intersection (Cedar and Riverside) and turn right. Mixed Blood is at the end of the block.

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  • Mixed Blood Theatre's season runs from September to May with performances Wednesday-Sunday.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Native American Heritage

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Events

  1. 55454 Series: African America

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    Written by Warren C. Bowles
    Directed by Ansa Akyea
    An African American woman investigating her Afrocentrism via the African diaspora in the U.S. dilutes all perceptions of a monolithic African culture. The complexity of Africa’s disparate languages, cultures, races, and politics is revealed in this play for young audiences.

  2. 55454 Series: Hijab Tube

    1501 South 4th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: (612) 338-6131

    Written by Seema Sueko
    Directed by Bill Partlan
    This family play is about Islam in America through the lens of a young American Muslim woman deciding whether or not to wear hijab, suggesting that the dogmas of other countries are transcended in the United States.

  3. 55454 Series: Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    Written by Yussef El Guindi
    Directed by Mark Valdez
    Smart and funny, this winner of the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New American Play Award is a comic love story centering on a Somali immigrant who falls in love with an American non-Muslim woman, after immigrating to the US for an arranged marriage with an American Muslim.

  4. 55454 Series: Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    Written by Dean Poynor
    Directed by Aditi Kapil
    Featuring Owiso Odera, Irungu Mutu, and Antu Yacob
    World Premiere
    A love story about Rwandans living in America, struggling to survive the violent atrocities of their past, while planning a marriage and life in a new world. The play follows the structure of a Rwandan wedding, with interludes using the vocabulary of intore cultural dance.

  5. Colossal

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    By Andrew Hinderaker
    Directed by Will Davis
    Performed in four 15-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, Colossal is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theater: football.
    A star football player–a pro prospect, one of the most graceful runners in the world, and a man in love with a teammate–struggles to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal cord injury. With a cast of two dozen men, and full contact choreography, this play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength tackles definitions of masculinity and the male body as a vehicle for language, violence, and silent expression through dance, football, and disability.
    Toby Forrest, a quadriplegic actor from Los Angeles, leads an ensemble that includes Stephen Yoakam, Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotsch, and two dozen others. Colossal is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, to be produced in a single year at the Olney Theatre Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, and Southern Repertory.

  6. Hir

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    Written by Taylor Mac
    Directed by Niegel Smith
    Obie Award winning drag icon, queer performance artist, and playwright, Taylor Mac has penned a hilarious and unsettling comedy that is a deconstructed family drama put through a commedia wringer in a style he coins Absurd Realism. It is simultaneously a farcical and disarming satire, a discourse on power, and a blistering critique of “troglodyte fascist hetero-normative” culture.
    Isaac returns home from picking up the dismembered remains of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, only to find that his home has likewise been blown asunder. His house is a mess, his formerly macho father has suffered a stroke, his mother (played by Sally Wingert, Star Tribune 2013 Artist of the Year) runs the disintegrating household with tyrannical glee, and his sister is now his transgender brother, intent on subverting traditional gender-centric paradigms and linguistic forms–replacing him and her with the play’s eponymous pronoun 'hir'.

  7. Pussy Valley

    1501 S 4th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: 612-338-6131
    Toll Free: 888-338-0937

    By Katori Hall
    Directed by Nataki Garrett
    WORLD PREMIERE
    Centering on the lives of four strippers and propelled by the poetry and athleticism of live pole dancing, Pussy Valley is a profound exploration of the African American, white, gay, straight, young, and old denizens of a strip club in contemporary rural Mississippi. Embedded in a world of poverty, abuse, power imbalances, racism, jealousy, homophobia, abandonment, and sexploitation, this searing drama reveals resilient women in pursuit of happiness, stability, motherhood, independence, a decent living, and romance, always battling for personal integrity.
    In the words of playwright Katori Hall, the first African American to win the Olivier Award for The Mountaintop and one of few African American women playwrights to be produced on Broadway, “Pussy Valley lives at the intersection of hip hop and strip club cultures.”

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