Sunday Funday! ELEMENO PEA Salon and One-Minute Play Festival Kick-off

Posted on March 1, 2013

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Over 100 Twin Cities artists will come together to bring over 80+ one-minute plays to the Mixed Blood stage!!

Over 100 Twin Cities artists will come together to bring over 80+ one-minute plays to the Mixed Blood stage!!

Who said Sunday was a day a rest (don’t REALLY answer that)?!

Sunday will be a very busy day for us at Mixed Blood. Immediately following our Sunday matinee performance of ELEMENO PEA, we’ll host our second panel conversation in the #LMNOPmbt Salon Series. This week’s salon will investigate the lives of students of color at Ivy League institutions. The panel will feature Seena Hodges (Columbia Alumna) Robert Smith III (Brown Alumnus) Jen Sy (Dartmouth Alumna) and Rowzat Shipchandler (Racial Equity Manager, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners). Amongst other issues, the panelists will address the following questions:

  • Do students of color at Ivy League Colleges and Universities (and other elite institutions of higher learning) feel more isolated?
  • Do they feel a stronger desire to assimilate to the dominant culture?
  • Do they enjoy the same “Ivy League” benefits as their white classmates?

That’s just the appetizer!

Come back to the Firehouse later that same day for the main course! At 8pm, over 100 Twin Cities’ Theatre Makers will take over the Mixed Blood stage and kick-off the three-day One-Minute Play Festival.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC- based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. OMPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. In each city, OMPF creates locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. Learn more at www.oneminuteplayfestival.com.

Mixed Blood’s OMPF will feature plays by:

Trista Baldwin, Alan Berks, David Grant, Anton Jones, Christina Ham, John Heimbuch, Dominic Taylor, Qui Nguyen, Ricardo Vazquez, Janaki Ranpura, Cory Hinkle, Deborah Stein, Dominic Orlando, Anna Moench, Joe Waechter, Martin Zimmerman, Taous Claire Khazem, Mire Regulus, Jeannine Coulombe, Carson Kreitzer, Gregory Moss, Aditi Kapil, Gemma Irish, Jessica Huang, May Lee-Yang Layla Dowlatshahi, Kim Hines, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Rhiana Yazzie, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Laurie Carlos, Michael Kinghorn, Dominic Taylor, Keli Garrett, Aamera Sidiqqui, Theo Goodell, Lisa Brimmer, Shira Naharit, Stanton Wood, Khary Jackson, Eliza Rasheed, Sarah Myers, Katie Kaufmann, Sha Cage & more!

Proceeds from the festival will benefit Radical Hospitality. The festival runs from Sunday, March 3rd through Tuesday, March 5th. Tickets can be purchased here!

So come stop by the theatre this weekend and take part of all of the events we have to offer. See you at the Firehouse!

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