We are excited to welcome Spiderwoman Theater for a series of events in Cloquet this season. THE LEGENDARY INDIGENOUS-FEMINIST ensemble FROM NEW YORK will be hosting a series of free community events at FDLTCC and Northland College followed by two fantastic nights at Cloquet High School featuring their acclaimed multi-disciplinary show, “Misdemeanor Dream.”

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Community Events
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm, Northland College – Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and Northland College’s Indigenous Cultures Center co-host a Welcome Feast/Aadizookaan at Northland College.  Enjoy food, local performers and storytellers.
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 2pm, FDLTCC (by invitation) – Muriel Miguel leads a Storyweaving Workshop, teaching the company’s signature creation process to Native theater artists. If you are interested in participating please contact: sequoia.hauck@gmail.com.
  • Thursday, February 29 at 12pm, FDLTCC – Local school groups and our own students take part in a Lecture-Demonstration led by Muriel Miguel and ensemble members.

All community events during the Spiderwoman Theater residency are free to attend.

The Show

Developed through an ensemble theater practice rooted in Indigenous oral tradition, “Misdemeanor Dream” weaves personal and community stories, both traditional and contemporary — spoken, danced and sung – and mingles the original languages from the nations of the artists (a total of five).

In “Misdemeanor Dream” a host of otherworldly beings, tricksters and shapeshifters reach far into our present to reestablish the severed connections between Turtle Island then and now.

Written by The Ensemble

Directed by Spiderwoman’s co-founder Muriel Miguel

Fri Mar 1, Sat Mar 2, both at 7pm
Cloquet High School
1000 18th Street, Cloquet, MN

Tickets are $25 each

General Seating

Family Discount — 20% off for orders of 4 or more (Limit 10 per order, no discount code necessary)

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Spanning inter-woven disciplines, and exploring the realms of Indigenous story, magic, interrupted dreams and lost languages, “Misdemeanor Dream” was developed in partnership with with Aanmitaagzi Storymakers in Nipissing First Nation in Ontario, and Loose Change Productions in New York.

Tickets

Spiderwoman Theater’s latest multi-disciplinary performance, “Misdemeanor Dream,” which uses the ensemble’s signature storyweaving creation process, will be performed at Cloquet High School’s state-of-the-art 500-seat auditorium on Fri & Sat Mar 1 and 2, both at 7pm.

Purchase tickets for “Misdeameanor Dream”

Performance Dates: Fri Mar 1 and Sat Mar 2
Performance Times: 7pm both nights
Location: Cloquet High School, 1000 18th Street, Cloquet, MN

General Seating

Family Discount — 20% off for orders of 4 or more (Limit 10 per order, no discount code necessary)

About Spiderwoman Theater

Hailed by the Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis as “one of the most influential Native theatre companies in the history of the country,” Spiderwoman Theater continues to develop its signature “storyweaving” technique, while making deeply activist forays into gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and family relationships.

The company was co-founded in New York in 1976 by sisters Muriel and Gloria Miguel and the late Lisa Mayo. Over the years, in addition to their experimental and activist focuses, Spiderwoman has emphasized the importance of interconnectivity among Indigenous communities across the globe.

Muriel and Gloria are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations. Choreographer Penny Couchie is Anishinaabe, while the vocal choreographer Imelda Villalon is from the Ilokano people of the Philippines.

Learn more about Spiderwoman Theater

Testimonials

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.