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Queen B: a new work of honeybee futurism

Queen B: a new work of honeybee futurism


The year is 2121.

Honeybees are now extinct.

Now the only hives

are the ones that humans have built for themselves.

It’s not the next revolution – it’s the one after.

102 years into the future, cities have sealed themselves under holographic domes to protect themselves from the inhospitable climate. Yet, when the robo-bee population begins to die off like their honeymaking ancestors, the fate of this new society rests upon the fading memories of the last living beekeeper, a (former?) revolutionary who goes by the name Queen B.

Conceived & written by Elle Thoni, given life by a mulit-talented ensemble, and buzzing with the sonic imagination of Dameun Strange, QUEEN B is a new outdoor play dripping with honeybee futurism.
#queenbplay #honeybeefuturism

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Check out the instrumental versions of Queen B’s futuristic score by Dameun Strange!


Queen B premieres summer 2019! Click here for tickets!

Friday, August 23

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

@ 6pm

Tamales y Bicicletas Urban Farm

2820 15th Ave S

Dakota land

Upper Mississippi watershed

Minneapolis, MN

Future site of Dome 389


QUEEN B is conceived and written by Elle Thoni
Composed and music directed by Dameun Strange
and co-created with the ensemble, Commarrah Jewelia Bashar, Lelis Brito, Laura Levinson, Ricky Morisseau, and Estefanía Sedarski
with outdoor performance guidance from Scotty Reynolds
and food inspirations from Mollie Rose Krumholz

Illustration by Tori Hong


Special thanks to:

Beez Kneez 

Mixed Precipitation

Ricardo Levins Morales

Tamales y Bicicletas

UMN Bee Lab


Elle Thoni is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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