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Waking Up Ghetto To Premier September 21 at Old Arizona Theatre.

Waking Up Ghetto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis — Soulistic Playhouse presents the premiere production of Waking Up Ghetto, September 21 through September 30 at Old Arizona Theatre. Written by Minneapolis-based playwright K. Michele Smith and directed by Stephenetta Harmon, Waking Up introduces us to a world of healing and triumph while experiencing this great adventure called life. “I…

Diary of A Mad Trademark

Remembering Aunt Jemima

Syrupy sweetness can’t mask the pain of racism. Soulistic Playhouse’s production of “Re/membering Aunt Jemima: A Menstrual Show” brings the marketing icon to life as she and her 13 “daughters,” varying from Dorothy Dandridge to Anita Hill, tear apart the stereotypes associated with black women.

Spell #7 Explores Effects of American Racism

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder June 9, 2004 Soulistic Playhouse presents Ntozake Shange’s Spell #7, Friday, June 11, through Saturday, June 25, at Pillsbury House Theatre. Set in a local bar, Spell #7 provides an intimate look into the lives of nine struggling actors seeking acceptance, validation and self-respect in a harsh world of stereotypes, rhetoric and minstrel effects. Directed by…

Soulistic Playhouse goes to Juneteenth

Juneteenth has more to celebrate More Twin Citians are discovering daylong event BY JUDITH YATES BORGER Pioneer Press June 13, 2003 When Roderic Southhall worked as a coordinator 10 years ago for the Juneteenth celebration of the elimination of slavery, he planned for 25,000 people to attend the event. He’s working the same job again…

New theater builds on tradition

New theater builds on tradition the remix fuses colored girls and black boys By: Shannon Gibney Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Originally posted 6/11/2003 “I feel like I’m on the verge of something, but I just can’t get it out. I can’t figure out why we as a people are so fragmented and separate still,” says Tierra King,…