directed by Theater and Dance faculty Wynn Fricke and Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento 

April 25-28, May 2-4 2019

The inaugural performance in the new Macalester Theater, Letters|Home is a devised dance-theater performance celebrating the various ways in which human beings relate to the notion of “home.” Led by Wynn Fricke, Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Tom Barrett, and Eliot Gray Fisher, the creative team of Macalester students playfully investigate the act of homemaking, the pains of displacement from lost or stolen land, immigration and the history of our ancestors, community at gay bars and other safe spaces, spiritual life, and the body as our very first home.

Running time: 75 minutes, without intermission.


Thursday, April 25: Native land and treaties
with Martin Case, author of The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became U.S. Property)
moderated by Katie Phillips, Macalester History Department

Saturday, April 27: Rondo
with Debbie Montgomery, Saint Paul’s first female police officer
moderated by Crystal Moten, Macalester History Department

Thursday, May 2: Gay bars as safe spaces in the late 1940s
with Stewart Van Cleve, author of Land of 10,000 Loves
moderated by Nathan Titman, Macalester American Studies Department

Saturday, May 4: Homelessness in the Twin Cities
with Rinal Ray, Associate Executive Director, People Serving People
moderated by Dianna Shandy, Macalester Anthropology Department and Associate Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship


Asher de Forest ’21
Dominic Rodgers ’19
Elinor Jones ’21
Jesse Claire ’20
Kalala Kiwanuka-Woernle ’22
Katia Sievert ’21
Marc Mutka Jr. ’22
Maya Reddy ’22
Megan Rae Maguire ’19
Pierce Hastings ’22
Yucai Li ’19
Zack Dizdar ’20
Zixuan Zheng ’22

Creative Team

Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento Director
Wynn Fricke Director
Thomas Barrett Lighting and Scenic Designer
Eliot Gray Fisher Sound and Projection Designer
Amber Brown Costume Designer
Max Danielewicz ’20 Stage Manager