NEWS + INFO

? Female Voices | Macalester College

Sha will be part of a performance at her alma mater, in March 2004. Date and time TBA. Stay tuned for more information.

? Reading, Discussion and Reception | Mama Mosaic's Bride/Price
Sha will be part of a reading of Mama Mosaic's upcoming production of Bride/Price. March 28th | Mixed Blood Theatre | 5:00pm. The production of Bride/Price will take place in Fall of 2004.

? Shá Cage featured in Theatre Unbound's Director's Gym/Movement and Sound
Shá is one of 8 directors chosen to create a 10-minute non-dialogue performance, based on the theme surrounding the concept of "A Woman Conceives a Transformation". The performance, "Splintered Tongues", will feature Kisha Richburg, Aneka McMullen, Katie Guentzel, and Stephanie Levi. March 12th - 14th | Friday + Saturday 8:00pm | Sunday 2:00pm | Fourth Street Theatre, St. Paul (Corner of 4th Street and Minnesota Street) | $7 | 612-207-3659 for reservations | www.theatreunbound.com

? Shá produces a special International Women's Day radio program
For KFAI's 24-hour International Women's Day Programming, Sha will produce, "Some of Us Did Not Die". The show, whose title is taken from a collection of essays by June Jordan, will be a cross-generational look at women through the lens of spoken word, song and hip hop. March 8th | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 90.3FM Mpls ? 106.7 FM St. Paul | Also online at www.kfai.org | For more information contact info@shacage.com

? e.g. bailey, Shá Cage + Mimi Girma curate Ujima: Continuing the Spirit of Ndimgbe exhibit
Spirit of the Ndimgbe African artist exhibit continues with a new exhibit at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, entitled Ujima: continuing the spirit of Ndimgbe. Trú Rúts collaborates with gallery owner and community activist, Mimi Girma (of Ethiopia) to create Ujima??Swahili for collective work and responsibility??in their efforts to develop more opportunities for African visual artists. Ujima will feature new works from artists from the Ndimgbe African artist exhibit, and also new African visual artists not featured in the Ndimgbe exhibit, including Aziz Osman, Shola Aina, John Olympio and William Cummins. The exhibit will also feature works by Girum Haile, Getachew Seyoum, Koffi Mbairamadji, Naplah E. Naplah, John Adesiji, Tanaegh Haddad, Constant Kpami, and Chudi Igbanugo. Opening Reception | Thursday | March 4th | 4:30 - 7:00pm | Twin Cities Habitat for Humanities Offices | 3001 Fourth Street SE (One block off of University Avenue and 30th) | For more information contact: info@truruts.com | For viewing hours contact 612-331-4090

? Shá performs in Revolutionary Women's Cabaret
Sha will be part of Speak Out Sister's Revolutionary Women's Cabaret. She will perform a tribute to Sojourner Truth, as part of the Cabaret's Catalysts of the Revolution performance. Other performers will include Katie Leo, Libby Turner, Miriam Colvin and others. March 11th | Center for Independent Art | Minneapolis. For more information contact: info@shacage.com or www.speakoutsisters.org

? Shá Cage to play role of Nephthys in Pangea World Theatre's "Osiris"
Pangea World Theater and the Playwrights' Center present Meena Natarajan's new adaptation of the ancient Egytian myth of Osiris. Osiris was the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead. He was often associated with fertility and its sources, the Nile and the Sun. He was revived by Isis after being killed by his brother Seth, symbolizimg the yearly renewal of the natural world. Combining music, movement, poetry, and striking visuals, the play illuminates the heroic journey of Queen Isis as she sets out on a mission to find the body of her murdered husband, and avenge his death. Shá plays the role of Nephthys, sister of Isis and wife of Seth. The production also features e.g. bailey, Jodi Kellogg, Avi Etionzi, Alberto Panelli, Amirali Raissnia and Hlee Vang, with set design by Ta-Coumba Aiken, lighting design by Mike Wangan, and costume design by Faye Fisher-Ward. Opens Saturday March 20th | Runs March 20th - April 11th | Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm | Sundays 2pm | Post-play discussions will follow Friday and Saturday performances | Box Office 612-203-1088 | $10-15 Tickets | The Playwright Center | 2301 E. Franklin Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55406 | For more information go to: www.pangeaworldtheater.org.


? e.g. + Shá Cage in Austin, TX for Zell Miller III Showcase at South by Southwest Music Festival
Zell Miller III, hot of the release of his new album will be featured at the South by Southwest Music Festival in March, in Austin, TX. He will be sharing a a stage with such artist as Corey Harris, Andrew Bird (from Righteous Babe Records | Ani DiFanco's label) and others. The performance will re-team Zell with Kitundu, who worked with Zell on the critically-acclaimed Spoken Word + Hip Hop theatre production, The Evidence of Silence Broken. It will also include Xenogia's guitarist, Buddy Cannon, and others. The performance will take place March 19th at the Whole in the Wall, near UT's campus, at 9:00pm. Link to www.truruts.com or www.sxsw.com for more information.


? e.g. + Shá Cage Executive Produce Zell Miller III's Evidence of Silence Broken (version poetic) CD
The fiery new album from rising spoken word artist Zell Miller is now available. A dynamic fusion of spoken word + hip hop, Evidence is a jouney through childhood memories, family drama and struggle. From the heart of Austin come words that blaze through your mind, opening you up to new perspectives. Tongue Magazine says it best about Zell and his work, "His work reflects the ancestor storytelling and carries the rhythms of a hip hop version of Sekou Sundiata, or an Amiri Baraka."


? Shá Cage selected for J. Otis Powell! and Pangea World Theater's Bridges Program
Poet + philosopher J. Otis Powell!, in association with Pangea World Theater, have assembled 15 artists from a variety of cultures and disciplines, from the Twin Cities and Chicago, to create a series of new works for theater, including events, panels and workshops. Through the Bridges project, 3 productions will be produce between Fall 2004 and Winter 2005. Other Bridges participants include e.g. bailey, Laurie Carlos, Rene Ford, Bill Cottman, Juliana Pegues (Mama Mosaic + Guerilla Wordfare), Hlee Vang, Anida Esguerra (of i was born with two tongues + Mango Tribe) and others.

? e.g. + Shá Cage curate Ndimgbe: A Compendium of African Visual Artists
Trú Rúts Endeavors + Intermedia Arts present Ndimgbe: A Compendium of African Visual Arts in Minnesota. The exhibit, the first of its kind, showcases 17 African-born artists living in Minnesota, working in a variety of mediums. The exhibits runs from Dec. 11th - April 18th at Intermedia Arts. Curated by e.g. bailey and Shá Cage, with consultation by Ta-Coumba Aiken, Mimi Girma, Seitu Jones and others. The exhibit will feature panel discussions, workshops, and opening and closing night performances, featuring African musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Ndimgbe is part of Intermedia Arts' Immigrant Status program.


? Shá Cage receives SASE/Jerome Literary Grant
Shá Cage receives SASE/Jerome Literary Grant, to return to her home in Natchez, Mississippi, to document family stories and history for a performance and book. For more information contact: info@shacage.com.


? To purchase works by Shá Cage, e.g. bailey, and others, go to www.truruts.com or the Trú Rúts Merch Page

? To reach Shá Cage or remain updated on projects and performances contact: info@shacage.com or info@truruts.com

HIGHLIGHTS

? Co-Founder | Development Director | MN Spoken Word Association

? Co-Founder | Co-Artistic + Managing Director | Mama Mosaic

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