september, 2018

21sep - 14octAll DayIS GOD IS at Mixed Blood Theatre

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Winner of the 2018 Obie Award for playwright, direction, and its leads, IS GOD IS is an epic woman’s revenge play that takes its cues from the Spaghetti Western, hip hop, Afropunk, the ancient, modern, and the tragic. 

African American twin sisters journey from the Dirty South to California in blood-soaked travels. It’s both a satire and an earnest exploration of what it means to claim justice and survive violence. Funny, triumphant, and surprising, Is God Is asks us to consider the roots, futility, and consequences of cyclical violence. 

Mixed Blood’s production features Obie and Ivey Award winning actress, Dame-Jasmine Hughes. It is her third Mixed Blood partnership with director Nataki Garrett, preceded by Pussy Valley and An Octoroon.

Aleshea Harris is a playwright, performer and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts, where she met and worked with Nataki Garrett and Jasmine Hughes. Her work has been presented at the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Theatre @ Boston Court, L’École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, National Drama Center in France and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Aleshea is a winner of the American Playwriting Foundation’s 2016 Relentless Award in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman for Is God Is.

Mixed Blood aspires to be the destination for people with disabilities. Patrons with disabilities are eligible for free advanced reservations and free transportation to the theatre. All performances are captioned in English with projected supertitles for patrons with hearing loss.  For people with vision loss, audio description is available for most performances. Lobby, auditorium, and restrooms are fully accessible.

Tickets can be obtained in two ways: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show, or 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $35 per person. Visit www.mixedblood.com or call 612- 338-6131 orboxoffice@mixedblood.com for more information All Performances in Mixed Blood Theatre’s Alan Page Auditorium, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454

Time

September 21 (Friday) - October 14 (Sunday)

Location

Mixed Blood Theatre Company

1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

Organizer

Mixed Blood Theatre Company

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