Created By Sharon Bridgforth Photo Credit: Video Still of Sharon Bridgforth from STAGE
dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/The Show is a performance processional that celebrates African-American cultures/traditions/histories/and multiple ways of embodying gender and calls all present to celebrate life.
The Twin Cities PBS special featuring dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/The Show!!!
IS NOW STREAMING HERE THANKS TO Pillsbury House Theatre and ALL involved!
dat Black Mermaid Man Lady activates connection, communal wisdom and self-determination through art-gatherings-and resource sharing. dat Black Mermaid Man LadyLives as a: Show; Oracle Deck; Home Project; dem Blessings; Performance Novel; and Performance Installation. The Show premiered at Pillsbury House Theatre in MLPS. MN. June 2018. The Performance Installation – a collaboration between Sharon, her daughter Sonja Perryman and Walter Kitundu – premiered August 2018 at allgo in Austin TX. Oracle readings and dem Blessings are part of the Performance Installation and ongoing workshops.
Twin Cities PBS has created a new television and digital streaming initiative, called “Stage,” designed to celebrate and uplift Minnesota arts organizations -during this challenging time when many performance spaces are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Stage” collaboration will shine a spotlight on the work of the many amazing artists and local performing arts organizations in Minnesota.