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Q-Stage Set B ft. Keila Anali Saucedo & D. Allen

  • Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

20% Theatre Company presents the 6th annual Q-STAGE: New Works Series, featuring four experimental world premiere performances created by local queer artists Taylor Seaberg, Dua Saleh, Keila Anali Saucedo and D Allen. Q-STAGE seeks to shift consciousness of and about queer identity through new performance work, facilitate conversation surrounding queer identities and queer art, and contribute to the growth of local, emerging queer artists. Q-STAGE 2019 new works include a mix of live music, theatre, video, movement, poetry and storytelling.


“Brujería for Beginners”
De parte de Keila Anali Saucedo. Directed by Marcela Michelle with sound design by Eric Gonzalez. Featuring Atquetzali Quiroz, Johanna Keller Flores, Lelis Brito, Stephanie Ruas, Xochi de la Luna, Martin Patino and Keila Anali Saucedo.

“Brujería for Beginners” explores what it might mean to reimagine Mexican people as complex, magical, and in touch with the reality of their xicanx spirituality. The play follows a family while grief is closing in around them. As they try to process their worlds, they explore catholicism, witchcraft, and indigenous spirituality to find their way to the holy. Guided by spirits, love for each other and ancestors (always), they find their way to claiming power and possibility.

Keila Anali Saucedo Martinez Corona Salgado Villa Bolivar Ibarra is the child of Jaime Saucedo Corona y Rosalia Martinez Salgado. They are humbled by the opportunity to present work which is so dear to them. They'd like to express deep gratitude to the Q-Stage producers, to her director Marcela Michelle, and to their donors. They'd also like to thank the incredible ensemble, you are each a dream, a blessing, and a teacher of mine, gracias. Keila Anali has been writing & story telling since their childhood. They have presented work with Patrick's Cabaret, Lightning Rod, Mother Goose's Bedtime Stories, and, their artistic home, Pangea World Theater. Doy gracias por mis padres y mi familia y mis antepasados. Without you, there is no me.


Created and performed by D. Allen.

Net/work is an immersive performance experiment by multidisciplinary poet D. Allen, in which the artist explores what scholar Ellen Samuels calls “crip time”—the unpredictable, non-normative ways in which time moves for disabled body-minds. Within a web of sound, words, light, images, movement, and large-scale textiles created by hand over a period of months, D. welcomes you into a tangible experience of crip time based on their own life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), as well as the words and work of others in D.’s community and beyond. Net/work is an adaptive environment that allows disabled consciousness to fill up the whole space and be held in all its grief, pain, rage, desire, connection, pleasure, frustration, loss, intimacy, ease, silence.

D. Allen is a multidisciplinary poet whose work engages with queer, trans, disabled embodiment. Their first book, A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe, was published by The Operating System this February. Find them at and on Instagram at @thebodyconnected.

Earlier Event: May 17
Queer and Proud at Safe Zone
Later Event: May 18
Queer Science Day