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The Southern Theater Announces the September Installment of Good Night at The Southern

The Southern Theater Announces September Installment of Good Night at The Southern!
Dance, Film, and Theater on The Southern Stage at 7:30 pm on September 9th

 

Good Night at The Southern on September 9th will offer works in three different mediums, featuring tap dancer Davon Suttles, playwright and performing artist Keila Saucedo, and filmmaker and performer Takawi Peters.

The Southern is thrilled to share the work of these artists and hope you will join us at the bar starting at 6:30 for a local beer, glass of wine, pop, or a snack. Davon Suttles is presenting “MELANIZED,” a multimedia tap dance production looking at the strength it takes to live as a person of color. Through tap dance, live music, and film we will address systemic racism by looking into issues such as Red Lining, Concentration Camps, and Police Brutality while also showcasing the beauty that comes with living as a person of color by exploring various art forms created by POC such as Gospel, R&B, and Konnakol. The “MELANIZED” cast includes Davon Suttles as producer, choreographer, and dancer, Noah Parker Brewington and Nina Maxwell as dancers, Kennadi Hurst, Keston Wright, and Mackinnley Moren Jacobs as singers, plus more Twin Cities musicians to be announced. Keila Saucedo is presenting their play “Brujería for Beginners,” which explores what it might mean to reimagine Mexican people as complex, magical, and in touch with the realities of their spirituality. As a grieving family tries to process their worlds, they explore catholicism, witchcraft, and indigenous spirituality to find their way to the holy. Guided by spirits, love for each other, and ancestors (always) they find their way to claiming power and possibility. Takawi Peters is a second generation American with Guyanese (Afro-Indo-Chinese) ancestry. She holds a B.I.S. in African American & African Studies, Asian Languages & Literatures, and Dance from the University of Minnesota. Her degree looks at how learning about one’s cultural ancestry enhances self-esteem and how artistry in pedagogy bolsters academic success. She is showing "Redefining Success," a mini documentary that highlights a single narrative from a NextGen American striving to self-define success despite familial and cultural expectations.

Tickets are Pay What You Can and are purchased online or at the door. All proceeds from this event will go to support the artists and The Southern Theater.

About Good Night at The Southern

Good Night at The Southern is a monthly series that highlights new ideas, works in progress and previews. It is an opportunity for artists and companies to share their upcoming work, and for audiences to get a first glance into what’s coming up in the Twin Cities arts scene. 3-5 companies or artists are selected for a different Monday night each month with performance genres ranging from theater, dance, music, spoken word, comedy and more.

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