[the opening day audience for Prescient Harbingers, Mixed Blood’s trilogy of three plays now playing].

Three plays? One day?

We asked audience members what it’s like seeing three plays in one day.

“It’s kind of crazy. It’s like time flies, and the day is over before you know it, yet time stretches out for the duration of the performances to the point where it seems still. You’re sitting in the moment, this moment, witnessing what you know and can feel is more than just a masterful specimen of stage production—Prescient Harbingers is so here and now that it’s chilling. I could blurt out catch phrases like ‘gun violence,’ ‘white privilege,’ ‘racism,’ and ‘misogyny,’ but simply stating themes doesn’t do these plays justice. They are truly an experience. Your Saturday or Sunday is worth spending at Mixed Blood Theater to see these plays together in rep. Mine certainly was.”

From the Bloodites

[Jack Reuler standing with the three playwrights and directors of the trilogy. In order from left to right, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, playwright of Hooded; Thomas W. Jones, director of Hooded; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, playwright of Gloria; Lavina Jadhwani, director of Gloria, Jack Reuler, artistic director of Mixed Blood; Shawn LaCount, director of Hype Man; Idris Goodwin, playwright of Hype Man].

The reviews are in

From THE STAR TRIBUNE’S ROHAN PRESTON:

“Black playwrights command the stage in thrilling festival at Mixed Blood.It arrived without fanfare but qualifies as one of the season’s most exciting and engaging offerings. Prescient Harbingers, a three-play festival dreamed up by Mixed Blood Theatre artistic
director Jack Reuler, had its marathon opening Saturday in Minneapolis.

In seven-plus hours of provocative, muscular theater, these hip, smart and hyper-contemporary plays wrestle urgently with themes including workplace violence, police killings of unarmed black men, and cultural authenticity and appropriation.”

From TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS:

“Taken together, ‘Prescient Harbingers’ is a rangy, provocative, scrupulously observed and highly accessible pageant that uses humor, hip-hop and harrowing circumstance to etch a grim-but-compelling perspective on the state of America. It’s worth the time and effort.”

[image: an image with faces and Mixed Blood’s 1887 Firehouse building in yellow, with the words INDEED WE CAN over the image].

Indeed We Can

Picture this: 

It’s the night before Thanksgiving. Your family has just arrived in town. And you are going downright. stir. crazy.

What are you to do? Look no further, fair reader:

Join us at Indeed We Can next Wednesday, Nov. 21 anytime between 3 and 11 pm. Even better? Bring the whole family! 100% of the proceeds go to support Mixed Blood. Tasty fundraising and a family outing, all in one. Plus, they’ll have the Full Belly Happy Heart food truck on deck!

Indeed We Can
Indeed Brewing Taproom
711 15th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

All the shots

It’s hard to get your head around the idea of having three shows all at once. It’s actually crazier than you think it is.

And it’s also freaking beautiful.

Take a look at all of the shots we have from the run. Caution: if you’re spoiler avoidant, don’t click the button.

Feeling Grateful

For our community of supporters

For our members

For the newcomers

For the latecomers

For the artists out there writing a new history

For those whose lives have been lost to it

For those that challenge the mainstream narrative

And those that write a new one

Happy Thanksgiving

[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

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

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

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

Theater of Public Policy Preparing for a Climate Crossroads – Energy Comedy Night! | November 27 at 6:30 

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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