Performance (interdisciplinary)

Oskar Ly is a Queer Hmong French American artist and cultural producer. Her creative practice is rooted in social change, using organizing and facilitation as a means to engage communities. She is the founder of ArtCrop, an art & food community supported share program to deepen investments in Hmong artists and farmers. She also has her own fashion art label under Os.Couture. Having led cultural productions such as the Little Mekong Night Markets, SOY New Year, Fresh Traditions Fashion Show, her work focuses on culture, community development, and social enterprise.

Roxanne Anderson is a 2018 Bush Fellow. Rox is a community activist who’s been working in social service for some 20+ years.

Sharon Day, Ojibwe, is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. She is an award winning artist and writer. She is the co-editor of Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World, and Drink of the Winds, Let the Water Flow Free. She has performed with Illusion Theater, the American History Theater, and Pangea World Theater. Her Poetry has been included in numerous anthologies including the St. Paul Almanac, Indigenous Women's Network and others.

nnezz "Nezzie" Garcia is a queer Cuban flow arts and fire performer born in Chicago, Illinois and based out of Minneapolis since 2006. Her passion for flow arts began when she picked up her first hula hoop in 2010 and has flourished in the 8 years since.  From there, she began to explore a variety of props such as poi and fans, but her prop of choice is the hoop.

Mimi Solis is a hip hop artist and dancer who grew up on the West Side of St Paul. she is a performer with New Black City. With her disciplined dance background and use of hip hop as activism, Solis’s craft is one that makes her stand out as a promising up and coming artist in the Twin Cities.

Beliza Torres Narváez is an artist/scholar/educator, and theatre professor at Augsburg University. Since moving to the Minneapolis in 2015 she has directed Karina Casiano’s Silence is Health (Augsburg), she was a puppeteer in Bookworms Tales (HOTB), and she presented her solo performance Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret (Strike Theatre).

Keila Anali is a theater maker in the twin cities and proud ensemble member of Pangea World Theater. Her first production "Only I" was performed last spring, "What I Have Left To Eat" is her second full(er) play and she is humbled by the opportunity. Keila's work is informed by her identity, the lands of which she is indigenous to, and a deep connection to spirit and ancestry. She's grateful to Hector and Patrick's Cabaret for making space for her in this special event.

is a multidisciplinary performing artist based in Minneapolis that centers afrofdiasporic expression. Within the past two years, this artist has worked and performed for Amnesty International, So Far Sounds, First Avenue, Intermedia Arts, Patrick's Cabaret, 20% Theater, Button Poetry, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Five Watt, The Loft Literary Center, The Illusion Theater, The Cedar Cultural Center, MNKino Film Score Fest, and so on.

I come from Malmiñañ, a Bàsàa land in southern Cameroon. In this place where all the stories are told, I am Sandjock Likinè, a Bog ArtiVist collecting and recounting stories from oral tradition or language conversation. Bog means to fix what has been disturbed. An ArtiVist uses arts for activism. This social 'me' Sandjock Likinè promotes and protects culture with language. She differs from the personal 'I' Veronica Quillien, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota specializing in the re/making of culture.

Teighlor is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. They are a spoken word poet who has performed in a number of slams. Their work focuses on experiences revolving around the intersections of race, class, gender and disability. The are currently pursuing their bachelors degree in Women’s Studies and English at St. Catherine University. 

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