Meet Our Artists

Brenda Bell Brown is a writer, performance and visual artist.  She possesses degrees from Brown and Hampton Universities in Theatre Arts and Museum Studies.  Currently enrolled in the Hamline University MFA in Creative Writing program, she plans to culminate her studies with a PhD in communication and theatre.

Danielle Daniel loves performing. Her vivacious style fills the stage with a swirl of characters. She is an actress, creative writer, teaching artist and master storyteller. Her storytelling programs and tour shows have been presented in Europe and the United States. She has worked in many schools, colleges, and community organizations using the art of storytelling to entertain, educate, motivate and empower people of all ages. Danielle believes our stories are healing; we should treasure and collect them for our future generations.

Scott Artley is the Executive Artistic Director of Patrick’s Cabaret, a long-standing Minneapolis grassroots queer arts organization with a history of provocative and inclusive work. Since joining the organization in 2014 as Performing Arts Curator, he has developed new curatorial platforms, developed new programs, and stewarded a broad portfolio of community partnerships.

Amanda Jacobson is a graduate of The School of Life with a PhD in No Bullshit. Despite growing up under the affluent umbrella of the western suburbs she somehow managed to find her island of misfit toys and terrify her parents as frequently as possible.

Anthony Michael is a Queer Trans Artist of Color she has been a featured artist with 20% Theatre, in Queertopia at Intermedia Arts, with Live Action Set and at Patrick's Cabaret. Her alter ego Marcel Michelle Obama is a founding member of St. Cloud's premeir burlesque and vaudeville revue, Carnivale Revolver, as well as a cast member of Visions of Sugarplims, Dykes do Drag and a choreographer to the stars with a client list that includes Elektra Cute, Victoria DeVille, Dahlia Dulce and others.

Mandee Driggers is a queer writer, artist, and performer fueled by coffee and resilience. Her work has been published in Bitchin' Kitsch, Paper Nautilus, CrabFat Magazine, and more. She resides in St. Paul where she balances her disdain for winter with her love of community and craft beer.

Go Home, Aphrodite, You're Drunk is a play comprised of much smaller plays about the foibles of dating while marginalized. Performers all wrote one piece where they star as themselves and help other performers out by filling in when necessary. The goal of this play is to perform 7 or more plays in 15 minutes or less.

Hector Chavarria is a performer/playwright/fashionista. He is originally from El Paso, TX and has been in the Twin Cities since 2011. He has been seen performing in various cabarets and social events as his artistic ego known as, "The Big Gay Mexican" and has performed in collaborated work at Mixed Blood Theater, 20% Theatre, and The Walker Art Center. The mission for his work is to inspire and promote self-love.

Sarah McPeck is a stand-up comic, writer and producer living in Minneapolis. She received her comedy education at The Brave New Workshop as well as a ten-year stint as a blackjack dealer in some of the nation’s smokiest establishment. A combo not many can claim. Some have described her as fantastic, some as irreverent, either way, she will tell you her side of things. A proud feminist and LGBTQ activist, Sarah uses comedy to change the world one laugh at a time.

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