Playwright, Director, Actor
Shá Cage is a curator and cultural consultant. She is also a writer, activist, theater/film maker, performer and director who has been called a Change-maker, one of the leading artists of her generation, and a mover and maker. Her work has taken her to Japan, South Africa, Germany, England, West Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, Bosnia and Croatia, Sweden, and across the U.S. She holds both Emmy and Ivey awards, a TCG Career fellowship, a McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, artists of the year recognitions, and international awards. She is the co-founder of several organizations and initiatives including The Million Artist Movement, The MN Artist Coalition, Tru Ruts, MN Spoken Word Association, Mama Mosaic, Black Film MN, Catalyst Arts, The Black Arts Healing Retreat, and the Black Arts Alliance. She was seen last as Lady Capulet on stage at the Guthrie Theater and has held lead roles at the Jungle, Penumbra, Frank Theater and Mixed Blood. She is the editor and curator of the Moment of Silence forthcoming anthology www.blackmnvoices.com and has 3 plays and 6 films to her credit. She has been using art to elevate Black and Brown narratives through Tru Ruts for over 20 years.