We shared these words a year ago and they remain true today. With 293 mass shootings this year and an election in just one week, it was time to share again:

An All Too Common Pain

Friends,

As a theatre founded and dedicated to Dr. King’s dream, today feels–as too many days in our recent past have also felt–appropriate to look to him again for guidance.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

Today at Mixed Blood, we are feeling an all too common pain; we are feeling a despair that we’ve come to know too well; we are feeling, indeed, defeated.

So let’s hold those emotions together with a will bent towards action, not giving up one for the other. And let’s use it to bear our unarmed truth–to once again speak up for our values, to show up against violence in all of its forms.

Because we are all mixed blood.

[An illustrated image black, red and orange with the word GLORIA in the center. A man figure holds a microphone on the right of the image. The words “WHAT’S THAT NOW?” appear at the bottom of the image]

What’s that now: Gloria

If you thought the wall dropping in Is God Is was a shock, it’s time to buckle up.

Gloria is an unabashed tragicomedy.  An adrenaline rush of a show, it’s a shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play set among the hyperambitious cubicle dwellers of a once-great magazine. Like journalism, it asks “What is crisis but an opportunity?” and “Who has the right to tell whose story and for how much money?”

Keep readin’ for all you need to know about Gloria.

[front of mixed blood’s firehouse].

Theater in the Cities

Have a minute?

Help Mixed Blood by taking a short survey! We’re participating in an academic research project to learn more about the theatre audience in the Twin Cities. Mixed Blood will receive a $2 donation for each person who responds. 
Click here to take the survey now!

This study is being conducted by an academic researcher and all responses will be kept strictly confidential. No information will be sold, shared, or used for any purposes other than this study.

The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. You can access the link above via computer or mobile device.

Thank you for your participation!

[a picture of a group of students in front of mixed blood’s firehouse].

Why Membership Matters

You probably know what you get for being a Member. 

A guaranteed seat (or two!) to everything we do, discounts at concessions (including beer & wine), blah blah blah.

But there’s one thing you may not know: why being a Member matters. 

Which is why we got out our abacus to show you what it means to be a Member. Let’s take a look.

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Did you know, the average show Mixed Blood produces costs $126,784? Your $9/month as a Member has $5.01 go to support that work. And off stage, your dollars help support our engagement work and Radical Hospitality; both of which make Mixed Blood better connected to our neighbors and more accessible to all who wish to participate.

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Did you know? Mixed Blood has a team of seven full-time staff and more than 100 part-time, contractors and others who help make the work of Mixed Blood happen?

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Did you know? According to the Theatre Communications Group 2016 Survey, the average theater in America spends 30% of its gross ticket sales on marketing. Take a guess at Mixed Blood’s percentage (hint: it’s less than 4.5%!)

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Did you know? Mixed Blood has had the incredible privilege and honor of receiving support from a vibrant community of funders and partners. These dollars are spent to track our results, engage with our partners and funders, and apply for new funding throughout the year to keep Mixed Blood strong.

If you’re not yet a Member, now’s not the time to dillydally! The Trilogy opens in just two weeks, and only runs for three weeks once it opens. Being a Member guarantees you have a seat for all of it.

[image: Actor Ernie Hudson sits in a hallway looking out with a smug but entertaining look on his face, light from a window lights up the background].

Zealous Hellion: Ernie Hudson

In 43 years of Mixed Blood, we’ve shared with you a lot about our history.

But did you know, Ernie Hudson–the actor you’ll recognize as one of the original Ghostbusters and most recently from Netflix’s Grace & Frankie–was one of the reasons Mixed Blood began?

Hear that story and so many others when Ernie joins Jack on stage at Mixed Blood. He’ll be here Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm.

And while the post-holiday winter doldrums will be in full force, don’t let that get you down! Get your seats to Ernie when you join us as a Member starting at $9/month.

[image: Jack Reuler standing at a microphone, a piece of paper in his hand, and a pair of glasses on top of his head].

The Weekly Reuling

“How do you become yourself with less fear and less apology and more courage and more love?”

All the things

Check out this spot each week for the whole year at a glance.

We’ll always have the latest called out on top, with the full year below that. And for your daily dose of internet magic, each is linked to their corresponding page with more information, a spot to guarantee your seat, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

Prescient Harbingers | November 14 – December 2

Give to the Max Day | November 15

Blackout Improv | November 19

Indeed We Can: Mixed Blood | November 21 from 3 – 11 pm at Indeed Brewing

Macalester College production of Distracted | December 6-8 & 13 – 16 at Mixed Blood

Blackout Improv | December 17

Zealous Hellion: Ernie Hudson | January 12 at 8 pm

Dr. Kingpin | January 20, 2019

Blackout Improv | January 21, 2019

SPCPA Residency | January 2019

Blackout Improv | February 18, 2019

Roe | March 15 – April 7, 2019

Blackout Improv | March 18, 2019

Blackout Improv | April 15, 2019

Autonomy | May 2019

Blackout Improv | May 20, 2019

Underdog Theatre How It’s Gon’ Be | May 21 – June 9, 2019

Turtle Theater Collective | July 1 – 14, 2019

MN Fringe Festival | August 1 – 11, 2019

Theater Mu Hot Asian Doctor Husband | August 16 – September 1, 2019





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