Solo Emerging Artist Celebration

featuring Antonio Duke, A.P. Looze and Ifrah Mansour
Dowling Studio

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About the celebration

Three groundbreaking, local solo artists — Antonio Duke, A.P. Looze and Ifrah Mansour — perform solo pieces in repertory in the Guthrie’s first-ever Solo Emerging Artist Celebration.

Artists & performance dates

Antonio Duke

Tears of Moons
directed by Ellen Fenster 

Through poetry and prose, inspired by An Iliad, Duke embodies victims of racial violence from 1955–2015, chronicling hate crimes against African Americans and exploring mankind’s addiction to violence.


A.P. Looze

Foray Softly
directed by Jay Eisenberg

Sometimes you find what you’re looking for, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you find something else entirely. Follow them on an exploration of foraging, and take a journey to places where the most tender version of self may arise.

Ifrah Mansour

How to Have Fun in a Civil War
directed by Lindsey C. Samples

In a captivating refugee story of resilience, Mansour revisits her childhood memories of the 1991 Somali Civil War. Layering poetry, puppetry, video and interviews, she confronts violent history with humor.

About the artists

Creative team

Lighting Designer  Mitchell Fraizer
Sound & Projections Designer Peter Morrow
Stage Manager Joelle Coutu

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Through the Level Nine Series, we’ve devoted our ninth floor to access for all and the creation of theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dialogue. 

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