Mixed Blood uses theater to disrupt injustice. We are a social justice organization catalyzing action and change through art. Our work is guided by deep community engagement and rooted in radical hospitality.

Instead of finding and sharing stories we deem topical, our guiding principle is ‘We want to be part of your story. Through theater, we connect people and organizations to advance dialogue on an issue, inspiring civic discourse and a sustained call to action.

Located in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis since its inception, Mixed Blood aspires to be a point of assembly for residents and organizations of the most diverse zip code between Chicago and the West Coast.

Mixed Blood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the National New Play Network (NNPN).

Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality is core to all Mixed Blood does. We model reciprocity, inclusion, and genuine welcoming to build relationships. We seek to make theater beneficial by engaging with individuals and communities for whom theatre and the arts have not been available due to lack of resources, racism, physical accessibility, gender discrimination, or other barriers. We strive to ensure that the nature, content, and practices embedded in our work are founded in integrity and equity, and engage the breadth and depth of our many communities.


Successful pluralism, universal access, and equity have been Mixed Blood’s purpose since its 1976 inception. Founded and led by a heterosexual, white, cis-gendered male, Mixed Blood has operated within a structure of systemic racism and culture of white supremacy and privilege that impacts our entire society. We acknowledge benefiting from the perpetuation of this structure in spite of our dedication to promoting the work of BIPOC, trans, and disabled artists.