Lord Have Mercy Show (excerpt)
as part of Open Call Cabaret curated by Amy Hero
A Mother’s Love. A Mother’s grief. The healing power of words.
with poems by Wendy Brown-Baez,
soloist Rachealann Haasken
and dancer Linda Lundquist
Wendy Brown-Báez is a writer, teacher, performance poet and installation artist. She is the author of Ceremonies of the Spirit
and transparencies of light
. Wendy has performed from Minneapolis to Mexico in bars, cabarets, cafés, galleries, bookstores and cultural centers. She is the creator of Writing Circles for Healing and received McKnight and Minnesota State Arts Board grants to teach writing workshops for at risk youth and in non-profits. Her passion is to guide those who have a story to tell and to create ensemble poetry performances. www.wendybrownbaez.com
Rachealann Haasken is a nurse and mother and joined the church choir a year ago because she loves to sing. Singing makes her feel joyful and she loves to make others feel joyful through music. As a mother she feels it is important to spread that positive energy wherever she can.
Linda Lundquist currently choreographs and dances with a friend whom she met while performing with Kairos Dance Theater for five years. She is loving her first year of retirement after teaching Special Education in Minneapolis Public Schools for 32 years. Her favorite job of all is caring for her eight month old grandson Kieran who will be dancing with her in the future!