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Book & Lyrics by David Valdes Greenwood, Music by Eric Mayson
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere directed by Leah Anderson
April 6 – 29, 2018
All performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m.

A new chamber musical exploring the gender continuum through the prism of a pre-pubescent transgender biracial girl

Working class parents Pilar and Bird face the cracks in their marriage, their opposing parenting styles, and their fears as they negotiate their daughter’s gender transition. Meanwhile, she navigates puberty, her first crush, and the possibility that YouTube holds all the answers.

The non-musical version, entitled The Mermaid Hour, will also play at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Borderlands Theater (Tucson), and Milagro Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of this NNPN Rolling World Premiere.  For more information please visit nnpn.org.

Performance Schedule

  • Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30
  • Thursday, April 26 – 7:30
  • Friday, April 27 – 7:30 – Rescheduled LAC VIP Night
  • Saturday, April 28 – 7:30 – Part of On Our Own Terms
  • Sunday, April 29 – 2:00 Closing

The production of Mermaid Hour: ReMixed is dedicated to the memory of Rayegene Ragnhild.

THE CAST

Vi

Azoralla Caballero: MIXED BLOOD: Debut; MINNEAPOLIS: I Hate Shakespeare, What the Dickens, Hairspray (Edina Public Schools).

Pilar

Thallis Santesteban**: MIXED BLOOD: DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party, In the Time of the Butterflies, Minnecanos, Theory of Mind, Hijab Tube; MINNEAPOLIS: Charlie’s Aunt, Pride and Prejudice, Lion in Winter, Golden Age (Guthrie), Lone Star Spirits (The Jungle), Quitamitos (Teatro del Pueblo), Clandestino (Wilhelm Bros. & Co.), Breaking Ice (Pillsbury House Theater); REGIONAL: Our Town (Miami New Drama); NEW YORK: Su Nombre Será Su Sombra Para Siempre, El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera, En el Tiempo de las Mariposas, La Gringa (Repertorio Español); INTERNATIONAL: La Alondra (Mexico City, UNAM); EDUCATION: UofMN/Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program.

Bird

Michael Hanna**: MIXED BLOOD: Stars and Stripes (Tour); MINNEAPOLIS: The Lion in Winter, Sense and Sensibility (The Guthrie), Le Switch (The Jungle), Romeo and Juliet (Park Square), Bad Jews (MN Jewish Theater), Dracula (Collide Theatrical), Citizen (Frank Theatre); REGIONAL: This Bitter Earth (New Conservatory Theatre, World Premiere), Le Switch (The LGBT Center NY, Benefit Reading); EDUCATION: University of Minnesota BFA Actor Training Program.

Jacob Endo

Meng Xiong: MIXED BLOOD: Debut; MINNEAPOLIS: Flower Drum Song (Mu Performing Arts), Coney Island Christmas (Lyric Arts); FILM: Worth; TRAINING: The True Acting Institute, Meisner Certification Program.

Mika

Sheena Janson: MIXED BLOOD: Debut; MINNEAPOLIS: Fiddler on the Roof (Ten Thousand Things Theater), Dear World (Ten Thousand Things Theater), A Little Night Music (Mu Performing Arts), Into the Woods (Mu Performing Arts).

Crux/Merperson

Catherine Charles Hammond: MIXED BLOOD: debut; MINNEAPOLIS: The Naked I: Insides Out and The Naked I: Self Defined (20% Theatre), Nouveau Vivre (Pangea World Theatre); FILM: The Year I Broke My Voice; EDUCATION: Northwestern University, B.A. in Radio/TV/Film.

CREATIVE TEAM

Leah Anderson…Director
Eric Mayson…Composer/Musical Director
Shannon van der Reck…Bassist
Toby Ram…Drummer
Britton Mauk…Scenic Designer
Trevor Muller-Hegel…Technical Director
Calvin Anderson*…Lighting Designer
Paul Epton…Master Electrician
Mairead Koehler…Assistant Master Electrician
Valerie St. Pierre Smith*…Costume Designer
Randy Wong-Westbrooke…Properties Designer & Associate Costume Designer
Veronica Moreno…Sound Designer
Sarah Lozoff…Movement Director
Megan West**…Rehearsal Stage Manager
Shelby Reddig…Performance Stage Manager
Rosemary Hartunian Alumbaugh…Assistant Stage Manager

**denotes Member, Actors’ Equity Association
* denotes Member, United Scenic Artists

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