Meet Our Artists

Cassandra Snow (they/them/she/her) is a professional tarot card reader, writer, and theatre artist located in Minneapolis, MN. They run Gadfly Theatre Productions, are the arts journalist at TheColu.mn (an online LGBTQ+ website), and write the "Queering the Tarot" series featured at Little Red Tarot. Cassandra's writing has been featured on Howlround, at Story Club, Big Fat Comedy Hour, & Strike Theater (to name a few), and right here at Patrick's Cabaret.

Claire is 2005 Minnesota transplant from New England, Claire Avitabile has been directing and producing theatre, and curating performance events for over 15 years.

grey doolin, M.Ed. is a queer- and trans-identified artist, healer, consultant, activist-educator, and true-heart. They have a background in community mental health and Midwestern landscapes. They live and work in Minneapolis where they are a cat dad, bextie, friend, ally, advocate, and member within a vital queer family and community.

Filip Swiergul is a comedian with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease) from Rochester, Minnesota. Filip found his ability to see humor in even the toughest of circumstances to be an invaluable coping mechanism during his frequent trips to the Mayo Clinic. His comedy focuses on his experiences and observations that are unique and yet relatable. Filip took third place in the 2014 Twin Cities Funniest Person Contest at Acme Comedy Club. He continues to MC at Goonie’s Comedy Club in Rochester regularly and performs in the upper Midwest.

Emily Weiss is a queer femme, chronically-ill artist living and working in the Twin Cities. She could most recently be seen in Full Metal Rabbit(Fringe) and Who’s your Daddy(Top Hat Theatre). When not making art in the Cities, Emily is an avid baker, plant enthusiast, and yoga instructor. She is eternally grateful for the love and healing that fellow chronically-ill people have given her, her partner’s unending love, and the many friends that have lifted her up along the way.

 

Treading North is run by Gabriel Rodreick, a Minneapolis based musician. Gabriel lives with a C5 Spinal Cord Injury, and while he does not let the injury define him, it does heavily influence the music he creates. Treading North’s music is a voyage into the worlds of pain, sex and revolution. A groovy melancholy sound that disguises hopeful ideologies.

Julia Nekessa Opoti is a multi-media storyteller.

Jonah Jamison Sandy is a 21-year-old artist from the Twin Cities. He aims to challenge oppressive ideologies and foster community dialogue through writing, performance, and film. This is his first performance with Patrick’s Cabaret, and his first solo performance.

Anisa Sharif is a 22 year old Minneapolis native who engages art through multidisciplinary forms such as poetry, song, and story telling in her Indigenous Somali language. Anisa is a lifelong learner and scholar that utilizes her art to reflect, heal and change the way she engages with society and its multifaceted systems of oppression.

(Click link for full bio) Deja Stowers began dancing at the age of four with the drill team African Perfection. As she continued to dance throughout junior high she took particular interest in West African dance. Early on she was welcomed with open arms into Voice of Culture Drum and Dance (VoC) by founder Kenna Cottman. Even though trained by masters of the West African dance tradition, Deja found that she was not always accepted by the professional dance world because of her bodacious size and direct, unapologetic demeanor. She struggled to find a home outside of VoC.

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