Solo Emerging Artist Celebration

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


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.


Dowling Studio

Age Recommendation

Tears of Moons – Most enjoyed by ages 14+
Foray Softly – Most enjoyed by ages 18+
How to Have Fun in a Civil War – Most enjoyed by ages 6+

Content Advisory

Tears of Moons contains strong language, mature themes and simulated gunshot sounds.

How to Have Fun in a Civil War contains simulated gunshot sounds. 

Run Time

50 - 60 minutes, no intermission

Ticket Prices

Thanks to the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we’ve lowered ticket prices in the Dowling Studio to $9, ensuring greater access for all.

Post-Play Discussions

There will be a post-play discussion with the artist following each performance. 


ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available by request. 

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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.

  • Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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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.

  • Sunday, February 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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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.

  • Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

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About the artists

Creative team

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

About Level Nine

A groundbreaking initiative

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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Noises Off

Now – Dec 16 
An ingenious backstage farce

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A Christmas Carol 

Now – Dec 29
A Twin Cities holiday tradition

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

Now –  Nov 18
All tickets are $9 

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