Uncover the narratives woven into our food and the historical threads that shape it in a unique Mixed Blood Theater workshop. Engage in an immersive experience that seamlessly blends food, acting, and history, inviting participants to share, play, act, and eat.

The workshop is intricately tied to Mixed Blood Theater’s March production, “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington,” penned by Pulitzer Prize Winner James Ijames. This biting satire dissects history’s influence on present-day systems, portraying Martha Washington’s fever dreams, plagued by illness and tended to by the very slaves who will gain freedom upon her death. The themes of family, legacy, and broken promises are hauntingly explored.

Instructor Ansa Akyea, an accomplished professional stage, voice, and screen actor, as well as an emerging director and teaching artist, will share recipes that bridge our exploration of the play with the significance of recipes as historical artifacts in America.

Join us for this enriching workshop and secure your tickets for the March production, “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theater.


Equitable Access Tickets: If interested in the class but facing financial constraints, please contact msummers@msmarket.coop for an equitable access ticket code for free entry.


Your Instructor

Ansa Akyea | Actor | Director | Teacher

Ansa is an accomplished professional stage, voice and screen actor, as well as a talented emerging director and teaching artist. He has worked nationally and won numerous awards for his work


More about Mixed Blood Theater

Located in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis since its inception, Mixed Blood aspires to be a point of assembly for residents and organizations of the most diverse zip code between Chicago and the West Coast.

Mixed Blood uses theater to disrupt injustice. Mixed Blood is a social justice organization catalyzing action and change through art. The work is guided by deep community engagement and rooted in radical hospitality.

Instead of finding and sharing stories we deem topical, our guiding principle is

Mixed Blood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the National New Play Network (NNPN).

*A Minimum of 5 students is required to hold an in-person class. Refund requests must be made 48 hours in advance of class time