Hit the Road Jack | 2.22.22

On 2.22.22, Mixed Blood will do something it’s not done in 45 seasons. We’ll announce a new Artistic Director (AD)! That means we’ll celebrate the achievements, vision, and tenacity of Jack Reuler as the founding AD, while we congratulate and enthusiastically welcome the next leader with folks like you.

Because of generous donations by long-time supporters and funders, the Board of Directors engaged in a nearly 18-month executive search process that has identified someone with a range of artmaking and leadership experience. This person will help Mixed Blood further enliven its mission and vision for using theatre as a tool to disrupt injustice and further equity. 

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An portrait of the director Seema Sueko smiling and with her right hand against her head.

This Spring Mixed Blood returns to the firehouse with its own production, imagine a u.s. without racism, for the first time since the lockdown in March 2019! It is written and directed by Seema Sueko.

In the play, seven individuals find themselves in a strange, remedial class with an inexorable teacher intent on provoking their imaginations. Comic and somber, foolish and hopeful, the class clashes their way into something unexpected. Drawn from interviews with real-life people across the United States, this play-with-an-ulterior-motive transforms the impossible into the plausible.

This is the final show produced by Jack Reuler in his capacity as Artistic Director of Mixed Blood, the theater he founded in 1976.

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Man of God is written by Anna Ouyang Moench. It shows the real-time reactions of four high school girls who discover their pastor has hidden a video camera in their hotel bathroom during a mission trip to Bangkok. As they try to regain control and avenge themselves, they spiral into #MeToo revenge fantasies in a whiplash of disbelief, resignation, and righteous anger, all mired in dark comedy.

The play runs from Feb 16-Mar 6. Tickets are available at theatermu.org or by calling 651-789-1012.

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Using theater to illustrate and animate, Mixed Blood changes attitudes, behavior, and policy by paying positive attention to difference. The company’s predictably unpredictable work addresses injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard—on stage, in the workplace, in the company’s own Cedar Riverside neighborhood, and beyond.

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