Thursday, April 16, 2020

Theater Crush Thursday: Mixed Blood Theatre

It's time for another #TCTheater that ranks as one of our favorites. This Thursday it's the Minneapolis theatre known for it's "Radical Hospitality" policy Mixed Blood Theatre Company. A program which focuses on making theater accessible to all by removing any and all obstacles whether they are physical or fiscal. Their mission "Using theater to illustrate and animate, Mixed Blood models pluralism in pursuit of interconnections, shared humanity, and engaged citizenry". A fully accessible theater featuring all single stall restrooms, a huge plus for the Transgender community. They take their role in the community seriously producing works focused on social justice and highlighting the positive aspects of the differences between us.
That may sound like a noble but boring theatre company, the kind you go to learn a lesson rather than be entertained. Nothing could be further from the truth as evidenced by their last production a world premiere of a new musical INTERSTATE which closed early on March 14th due to the Covid -19 crisis. Though the show ran for just over a week, I saw it three times. Why because it is one of the best musicals I have ever seen. it is in my top 5, and I know one 16 year old for whom it supplanted HAMILTON and RENT to become his favorite musical. That's because Mixed Blood understands that when we are entertained and moved we are open to new ideas.
Like all theatres during this crisis Mixed Blood needs our support. I encourage you to go to their website and donate if you can or become a member, there are fantastic benefits for only $9/month. go to

for more about Mixed Blood check out my latest blog post at