project

Sharon Bridgforth's "dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/The Show" in Minneapolis, MN.



Jun 01 2018 - Jun 24 2018


LOCATION

Pillsbury House and Theater
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis,

Opening Reception:

Jun 01 2018

Pillsbury House + Theatre will produce the world premiere of dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show, by Sharon Bridgforth, a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions. With dat Black Mermaid Man Lady, Bridgforth celebrates multiple ways of embodying gender and spirit, whisking the audience along on the journey to raise up a next generation healer. Join us for three weeks only as the cast, crew, and audience create collective magic.

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/The Show is a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions of Knowing. The characters HoneyPot, Miss Kitty and dat Black Mermaid Man Lady work with Oya, Osun and Yemaya (Yoruba deities) to train in a next generation healer, as they lift communal prayers to the Light. In performance all present are invited to make offerings to this world of womanizing, piano playing, knife carrying she'roes and old people that fly. Performers sing, move, tell stories, call the audience to process, chant, holler back, build altars –  celebrate life. All present are responsible for the Journey. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show is part of the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / Home project.

More info

 

  • About the Award

    Sign up to receive more information on Creative Capital, its programs, and regional visits as they develop.

    Learn More