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Art Heals 2019

Friday, June 14th
Mixed Blood Theater (1501 S 4th St)
Doors - 6:00
Performances - 7:00

Join us for RECLAIM's 4th annual Art Heals event on the evening of Friday, June 14th! Art Heals brings queer and trans youth together with local queer and trans community artists to celebrate the healing power of expression.

RECLAIM supports queer and trans youth to tell their stories in ways that make them stronger, and build our community resilience! These are the stories that connect us to each other, inspire us, and fuel our change-making work as healers, artists, and activists in community.

Art and performance have the unique capacity to tell the stories that most need to be told, to reach out and communicate something both powerful and necessary. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we lift up voices of queer and trans people – who are often silenced by both structural and cultural forces – and listen to each other!

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

MC: Signe Harriday
Special Guest: The Subversive Sirens

Supported by funding through The One Minneapolis Fund

Signe Harriday
Signe Harriday

About our emcee and special guests

Emcee: Signe V. Harriday is a fierce visionary and powerful storyteller who crafts theatre that awakens our individual and collective humanity. As a director, multidisciplinary artist, activist, and producer, she uses theatre as a catalyst to ask questions about who we are and who we are in relation to others. She is co-founder of MaMa mOsAiC, a women of color theater company whose mission is to evoke positive social change through female centered work. She is an Associate Company Member of Pillsbury House Theatre. She is a founding member of Million Artist Movement, a network of artists and activists committed to Black liberation and healing. She earned her MFA in Acting at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard and Moscow Art Theatre. She recently directed Mat Smart’s The Agitators and Benjamin Benne’s Neighbors. She currently is directing Hidden Heroes by Sha Cage. She splits her time between NYC and Minnesota. | She/Her/Hers

Featured Performers: Subversive Sirens

We are a Minnesota-based synchronized swimming team committed to black liberation, equity in swimming / aquatic arts, body positivity in athleticism, and queer visibility. We represent the many communities and identities we each and collectively hold. We are curvy, fat, and strong. We are able-bodied and have disabilities. We are lesbian, queer, and straight. We are Black, Asian, white, and multiracial. We are cisgendered and non-binary. We are allies and accomplices to each other and our communities. In our debut competition - at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris - we won both a gold medal for the Team Free Combo and a silver medal for Duet. We are currently training for the IGLA Aquatics Championship in New York City in June in conjunction with World Pride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.


The Subversive Sirens
The Subversive Sirens

A Preview of Our Performers & Artists...