november, 2016

This is a repeating event

28nov6:30 pm#sayhername


Event Details

Performed by Shá Cage | Directed by E.G. Bailey
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Shá Cage is no stranger to theater connoisseurs in the Twin Cities. Although many audiences will know her as an actor, winning multiple awards for her virtuosity, Cage is also an accomplished writer. #sayhername, performed by Cage and directed by her partner E.G. Bailey, is the third part of Cage’s “Identity Trilogy,” preceded by Nword (2013) and U/G/L/Y (2015).
#sayhername, a work in progress, is an immersive, multi-sensory theater performance in response to our current technology-saturated world. Against the backdrop of racially-motivated violence against women, Shá Cage uses theater, puppetry, song and testimony to tell the story of the a girl named wo*myn who demands that somebody, anybody say her name.
With New York-based cellist Nioka Workman, Twin Cities vocalist Jayanthi Kyle, and a cast of cabaret characters, E.G. Bailey directs this unstoppable and provocative new work. In #sayhername, Shá Cage and her collaborators create a utopian new world where justice and ritual can co-exist, infused with music, story, and truth. Adding hot tea and sweet potato pie to the sensory experience, the artists sweeten things when it’s needed the most.
This experimental theater performance is a ritual in reclamation, testimony, strength, and resilience. Themes in this work include police violence against women, cultural lineage, and historical cycles of trauma and healing.
$15 in advance, and for students and seniors
$18 at the door
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(Monday) 6:30 pm


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