Oct. 5 - Nov. 8
An irascible old man uses the memorabilia of his lifetime to introduce his great-granddaughter to their shared heritage in this delightful look at a century's worth of Chicano cultural history. Brimming with energetic corridas (story-songs), some surprisingly touching reconciliations among the man's family, and more than a little humor, this is a buoyant celebration of Chicano accomplishments and aspirations in Minnesota and beyond
DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28
Fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others, this exuberant, music-driven celebration of African American women’s triumphs and accomplishments features a striking collection of profiles of the famous and the forgotten. A mainstay of Mixed Blood's touring program since 1991.
THEORY OF MIND
Mar. 28 - May 1
Bill is a college-bound 17-year-old, equipped with scholastic brilliance yet low emotional intelligence, keen self-awareness yet an inability to read social cues, and a charming directness yet prone to taking everything he hears literally. In this sensitive yet unsentimental portrait of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome, Bill’s outing with a young woman becomes a memorable, insightful look at the tugs, shifts and about-faces found on the autism spectrum.
Mixed Blood Theatre's entertaining, eye-opening productions brilliantly spotlight the pluralistic threads of the American cultural fabric.
Easy to arrange and accommodate, these productions promote inclusion, pluralism, and individual equality, showing live theater as a vehicle for change. Equally effective for an audience of young people in a gym, college students in a commons area, families at a library, or longtime theater-goers in a million dollar concert hall, Mixed Blood's touring repertory has proven over three decades to be consistently affirming for some, eye-opening for others, and entertaining for all.
Kudos from Our Tour Audiences
"Daughters of Africa was a great program and performance! What a wonderful voice! We have always been 100% satisfied whenever we book a Mixed Blood performance."
—Mona Fadness, Chippewa Middle School, Shoreview (MN)
“Thank you for a memorable Minnecanos! The dialogue during the Q&A gave the audience even more insights. Mixed Blood never lets us down. You give us affordable quality theatre. And you do so with passion and professionalism.”
—Doris Stusiak, Presentation College, Aberdeen (SD)
"Theory of Mind and Dr. King's Dream were outstanding…They drove through a snowstorm to our location up on the Canadian border, showing great pride in their profession. I would highly recommend any performance by Mixed Blood.”
—Mark Nohner, Lake of the Woods High, Baudette (MN)