News + Reviews
MIXED BLOOD REPLACES SPRING SHOW: Download Press Release Here
MN Daily: Performance and Prevention, the debut of the Cedar Riverside Health Fair
Star Tribune: Top Theater of 2015
9. “Pussy Valley” (Mixed Blood Theatre): Playwright Katori Hall’s new drama, about the lives of strippers, was notable not only for its taboo subject matter and the playwright’s blunt approach, but also for the virtuosity and courage of its performers. Directed by Nataki Garrett, Jasmine Hughes, Joetta Wright and Megan Rippey went there and never flagged.
Lavender Magazine Arts Spotlight: 2015 Theater Year in Review
Best Productions: 10. "Hir"
Best Comedic Actor: Dustin Bronson in "Hir"
Best Cross-Gender Performance: Nicco Annan in "Pussy Valley"
Deepening our work in Cedar Riverside
The zip code in which Mixed Blood has resided since its 1976 inception, 55454, is the most ethnically diverse between Chicago and the West Coast. Four thousand people live on Mixed Blood's block, hailing from 63 countries and speaking 92 languages. In 2009, Mixed Blood began building relationships within the local Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian communities. In partnership with Bedlam Theatre, Mixed Blood has expanded and deepened its work within the Cedar Riverside community to include offering auditorium, office, and event space for individuals and organizations in the neighborhood, free admission to performances at Mixed Blood Theatre, training an acting company of young adult East Africans, and creating and producing plays by, about, for, and with the residents of the 55454 zip code.
Please join us for any of these events
Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 7:30-11:30
Cedar Riverside Artists Celebration sponsored by Teen Voice, a program at Brian Coyle Community center designed to help high school students discover their strengths, passions, dreams, values and goals. Join us for a night of spoken word and performance art.
Monday, January 18th, 12-4pm Cedar Riverside Health Fair
Monday, January 25 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
A screening of a family-friendly film, Life of A King, co-sponsored by West Bank Community Coalition.
DARE TO ENDURE, A Staged Reading
Friday, January 29 2016, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Reading will be held at: Cedar Riverside People's Center, 425 20th Ave, Mpls MN 55454
Join us for a staged reading of Ahmed Yusuf’s play DARE TO ENDURE, the riveting story of a Somali immigrant family adjusting to their new life in America.
Friday, February 5 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Youth game night sponsored by West Bank Community Coalition, all ages welcome.
Current opportunities include:
See our plays for free: Through Radical Hospitality, admission is free on first come first served basis starting 2 hours before every show.
Be part the Cedar Riverside Advisory Committee: Volunteer to be a part of the advisory committee for Mixed Blood’s Cedar Riverside engagement activities.