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 Fall/Winter 2018

Staged Reading: Edges


by Ashawnti Ford
Directed by Joy Dolo
September 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Dreamland Arts, St. Paul, MN

Edges is a new play by Ashawnti Ford that addresses both present day and historical oppression and discrimination faced by African-American women in relation to their hair. Edges explores how hair bias stems from white dominant standards of what is considered “normal” and how this leads to discrimination in many facets of society for African-American women.

Performance: Freedom Daze

by Aamera Siddiqui
Directed by Suzy Messerole
November 29 – December 9, 2018
Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN

 In 1974, two young girls meet at a dinner party in Zambia. One girl would be sentenced to a life in solitary confinement, the other would become an artist diving into her story.  Freedom Daze is a journey through the media maze of (mis)information, indoctrination and the creation of an enemy class of “them.” Through a multi-media approach, this performance addresses the United States’ media misrepresentation of the Middle East and persons of Arab, Muslim or Middle Eastern backgrounds.

In a world of they hate freedom, if you see something, say something and The Terror Alert is…where can one find the truth?