Performance (interdisciplinary)

Kat Purcell (they/them) is a trans artist and activist newly moved to Minneapolis, MN from New York City. From intensive classical training to agit-prop street art performance to lighting design and production management, their diverse and comprehensive experience has led them to the conclusion that art and performance are the key to galvanizing the healing and activism of communities.

An award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) mid-career choreographer based in Minneapolis, MN, Rosy Simas is a designer and director of dance, solo and collaborative performer, movement-based and multidisciplinary teacher, events curator, Indigenous and multicultural arts advocate, and mentor of diverse artists. For over 20 years, her immersive, intersectional, Indigenous-centered artistic practice has remained historically situated, geographically grounded, and politically current nationally and internationally. A movement and multimedia-based Native feminis

Pedro Pablo Lander, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, discovered the performing arts at Winona State University. Currently, Pedro is a Teaching Artist with Upstream Arts, a Resident Artist with the Pillsbury House Theater, a member of the April Sellers Dance Collective. Pedro has shown original work at the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Open Eye Theater, Public Functionary, 9x22 at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

 

Lisa Marie Brimmer is a Queer, Black, Transracial Adoptee poet and arts based community organizer. She is a two-time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow, has received a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship and is a current graduate fellow at the University of St. Thomas in English Literature. Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, Gazillion Voices Magazine, On the Commons Magazine and in Burn Something zine and Ellen Hinchcliffe's recent collection Walk Towards It.

A.P. is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Their performance work has been performed as a part of 20% Theatre Company’s Naked I and Q-Stage, at Queertopia, Patrick’s Cabaret, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Madame. In addition to performance, A.P. works with photography, poetry, non-fiction based narrative and sometimes dance. A.P. believes their artistic process is sort of like a spiritual science, and remains curious and open to its outcomes. 

 

Ifrah Mansour is an internationally recognized Somali multidisciplinary artist and educator, interweaving text, movement, digital media, and sound. Her self-produced original show "How to Have Fun in A Civil War" played to full houses in 2016 and was remounted in 2017. She has performed at Intermedia Arts, the Children's Theater Company, Red Eye, the Minnesota State Fair, and Patrick's Cabaret, among others, and has become known for her uniquely humorous approach to exploring trauma.

Ell Feldhahn is a south minneapolis-grown artist who works to utilize the stage as a platform for education, representation, and other forms of meaningful creative expression. Integral to their artistry is their identity as a non-binary, indigenous femme, a two-spirit Cherokee promoting intersectionality with a thriving affinity for all things queer. Ell has experience with the Youth Performance Company, toured with Blank Slate theatre, worked and performed with the Young Artist's Council, and been involved in numerous other projects throughout the Twin Cities.

Addison Sharpe is a performer, writer and activist with a demonstrated history of social practice art. Their work has been featured at Patrick's Cabaret, The Minnesota Fringe Festival, Poems While You Wait (Chicago), The Neo-Futurists (Chicago and New York), and Salonathon (Chicago). Their ambition is best exemplified by their long and arduous quest to pet every dog.

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