Ashe Lab Festival
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Created by: Orlando Hunter, Queen Drea, Erin Sharkey, Ricarrdo Valentine
Directed by: Sarah Bellamy
Curated by: Harrison David Rivers
Celebrate brave Black artists coming together to remake the world. The culmination of Penumbra’s multi-year artist residency, Ashe Lab unites singular voices to manifest their truth through beautiful language, choreography, sound and story.
The first stage production of Penumbra’s two-year Ashe Lab Residency program, Spittin’ Seeds conjures the fabric of a close-knit Black community and the timeless forces that guide and protect it. This boldly original work moves between celestial realms and St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, a place saturated with memory and a visceral sense of belonging and resilience. Fusing movement, sound, and storytelling with Afrofuturist flourishes, Spittin’ Seeds is an experimental portrait of a neighborhood forever renewing itself.
Ashe Lab Fellowship
Purchase online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.
COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY
Penumbra will require proof of vaccination from all audience members. Children under age 12 and ticket holders who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result received within 72 hours prior to entry. All audience members are required to be masked inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Click here to access the most updated information about our health and safety policies.
DATES AND TICKETS
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 // 7:30PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022 // 7:30PM
Friday, June 17, 2022 // 7:30PM
Saturday, June 18, 2022 // 2:00PM
Saturday, June 18, 2022 // 7:30PM
Sunday, June 19, 2022 // 4:00PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 // 7:30PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022 // 7:30PM
Friday, June 24, 2022 // 7:30PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022 // 2:00PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022 // 7:30PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022 // 4:00PM
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Map & Directions
“How are we going to take the songs of all of this wonderful flock here and weave them together to create this great orchestra that will sing the song of healing? ”
—Seitu Ken Jones