"Mixed Blood is the perfect marriage of my love for theater and my commitment to confronting the negative isms. I always learn something when they turn the lens and help me to see deeper into important issues. What a delightful way to grow and be a part of the global community at the same time."
-Susan Mackay, Former Board Chair, Current Mixed Blood Member-
Mixed Blood Theatre has invited the global village into its audience and onto its stage for its unique brand of challenging, inclusive, and predictably unpredictable theatre since 1976. Begun by Artistic Director Jack Reuler as a branch of the Center for Community Action, a social service agency focused on the employment of low-income teens, Mixed Blood has made its home int he Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis since its 1976 inception. With programming in its historic firehouse in Minneapolis, in satellite venues throughout the Upper Midwest, and in the national workplace, Mixed Blood leads audiences to a much larger world, using relevant and entertaining theatre to spawn a ripple effect of social change. Winner of numerous awards for its human rights and artistic accomplishments, Mixed Blood pays positive attention to differences and champions access.
IT HAS BEEN 41 YEARS. WE'VE DONE SOME STUFF.
BUT WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT, HERE'S WHAT OUR SUPPORTERS LOVE THE MOST:
Mixed Blood offers supertitles and audio description at all mainstage performances along with dedicated ASL interpretation and Spanish supertitle performances for each mainstage production. Additionally, patrons with disabilities may use Mixed Blood's FREE round trip cab service. And then there's Radical Hospitality. Launched in 2011, Radical Hospitality provides no-cost admission to all mainstage productions for any audience member on a first-come, first served basis, erasing economic barriers and making theatre inclusive for all audiences.
We like new plays. We like awesome artists. We like awesome artists making new plays. In fact, we're a founding member of the National New Play Network and have produced nearly 30 World Premieres just in the past 15 years. In 2015, one of those World Premieres, Colossal, was named Best Play by City Pages and the Star Tribune named MBT the "Best Theater for Diversity" in 2015. Here's a few other trophies in our case: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Anti-Racism Award (2015), Arc's Changemaker Award (2014), MN Council of Non-Profits Innovation Mission Award (2013), Sally Award for Vision (2013), Ivey Award for Ruined and Messy Utopia (2007 & 2009).
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