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!

About dat Black Mermaid Man Lady  

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.