The Resistance of My Skin- February 2018

The Resistance Of My Skin by Shannon TL Kearns, Directed by Shalee Coleman

Featuring Ashley Hovell and Shannon TL Kearns

Stage Managed by Allison Knauss

Lighting Design by Martin Sheeks


At the Crane Theater

2303 Kennedy St. NE #120
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Ayden and Jess have been dating and now Jess has invited Ayden to come to her place. Tension (of all sorts!) is high for both of them as they navigate their fears and try to connect with one another. This heartfelt, hilarious, and impactful play ask questions about connections, safety, and vulnerability. Come explore what resistance with our bodies looks like.


Meet the Cast & Crew!



This show ran in February of 2018


Meet our community partners!

Sexual Violence Center

SVC’s mission is this: At the Sexual Violence Center, it is our mission to eradicate sexual violence and abuse by:

Challenging the systems and individuals that promote privilege, oppression and domination,

Educating those that will join us as advocates and catalysts for change, and

Supporting those who have been victimized, empowering them to not only survive but thrive, finding power and movement in our collective voices.

The way you can get involved!

Throughout the year, the Sexual Violence Center (SVC) offers 10-15 no-cost support groups for victims and survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones ages 12 and older. SVC support groups are held in universities, correctional facilities, transitional housing programs, high schools, and onsite at our NE Minneapolis office location. Support group participants benefit greatly from having art supplies and sensory tools (fidgets, Play-Doh), as well as non-perishable food items (bulk bags of suckers or granola bars) as they find ways to engage in their healing process and find solidarity with others. Art supplies and food items are not currently funded through our programming, and we would greatly appreciate donations for these groups. Items include: colored pencils, crayons, markers, coloring books or pages, fine-tipped Sharpies, water color, glitter pens, glue, glue sticks, Play-Doh, clay, fidget spinners, non-perishable candy or other food items.

During the run of “The Resistance of My Skin” you’ll be able to talk to folks from SVC and bring a donation of art supplies for them to use in their groups. (If you forget to bring your supplies, we’ll have some that you can buy and donate immediately at our merch table.)

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

Who are we?

A Movement Fighting for Change: For too long, the debate about guns in this country has been dominated by one group: the gun lobby. We’ve come together from across the country to change that reality.

A Force to be Reckoned With: When Moms show up, people listen. We’re fighting for the safety of our families and the millions of children at risk of gun violence in this country.

A United Effort: Moms Demand Action is a get-it-done, grassroots power backed by the groundbreaking research and political savvy of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.

The Way You Can Get Involved

During the run of “The Resistance of My Skin” you’ll be able to talk to folks from Moms Demand Action and sign up for their grassroots lobby day!

Join us for Lobby Day, April 18th 10 am – 4 pm

Join our grassroots army!  Text READY to 64433

Transforming Families

Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. At our monthly gatherings, separate breakout groups for parents, kids, siblings, and teens provide the opportunity to meet and learn from other people traveling the same path.