Shá Cage

Actor & writer

Shá Cage, performance and text (Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming), is an actor, writer, activist and spoken word artist. Her work and activism has taken her all across the U.S, to South Africa, England, France, the Netherlands, Croatia, Mali, Germany and Canada. She was named a Changemaker by the Women’s Press, was awarded a regional Emmy, is the recipient of a 2011 McKnight Theater Fellowship, and received an Ivey Award in 2013. Noted theater roles include: Mamie Till in Penumbra Theater’s Ballad of Emmett Till, Lena in the Guthrie Theater’s Clybourne Park, Venus in Frank Theater’s Venue, and Josephine in Mixed Blood’s Ruined. She can be seen in television commercials for Slumberland and Hamburger Helper, and is a founder of Mama Mosaic Theater (for Women) and the Minnesota Spoken Word Association. She is a Knight Finalist, was commissioned to work on the MN Girls Are Not for Sale initiative to end sex trafficking, and is a creative consultant with the City of Minneapolis. She will be touring her second solo work U/G/L/Y in the U.S. and England in 2015.