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“Tida,” by Mary Prescott (ACF | create)

April 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

$20 – $25

Tida weaves music, storytelling, movement and film into an evening-length performance exploring maternal lineage and intergenerational cultural identity. Mary Prescott — the winner of a 2019 ACF | create award, which sparked this project — investigates her mother’s undocumented Thai ancestry, her experience as a Southeast Asian immigrant raising biracial children in the American Midwest, and the resulting impact of her choices on three generations of women.

“A masterfully envisioned interdisciplinary work… a captivating investigation of Prescott’s maternal heritage and our American life.” — The Washington Post

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Public Functionary: 1500 Jackson St NE Studio 144 Minneapolis, MN 55413

  • 7 p.m. doors/ 7:30 p.m. showtime
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour
  • $20 in advance/$25 day of show

To read more about Mary Prescott and Tida, click HERE.

To order tickets, click HERE.

Mary Prescott (photo credit: Bill Phelps)


Mary Prescott is a Thai-American interdisciplinary artist, composer and pianist who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance. She aims to foster understanding and create pathways for change by voicing emotional and human truths through artistic investigation and dissemination.

Prescott’s output includes several large-scale interdisciplinary works, improvised music, opera, sound journaling, film music, solo and chamber concert works. Featured in “21 for ‘21: Composers and Performers Who Sound Like Tomorrow,” The Washington Post describes her work as “a bright light cast forward… uncompromising,” and “masterfully envisioned.”

Prescott is an awardee of the McKnight Composer Fellowship; the National Performance Network Creation and Development Fund supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; a National Performance Network Documentation and Storytelling Grant; a New Music USA Project Grant; an American Composers Forum Create Commission supported by the Jerome Foundation; The American Opera Project Composers and the Voice Fellowship; an Opera America New Works Forum Grant; a Puffin Foundation Grant; and several state and regional awards. She has been commissioned by Roulette Intermedium, Living Arts of Tulsa, Public Functionary, White Snake Projects, Chautauqua Opera, The American Opera Project, Piano Teachers Congress of NY, Shepherdess Duo, Metropolis Ensemble, Duo Harmonia and others. She has held artist residencies with Roulette Intermedium, Lanesboro Arts, Hudson Hall, Areté Venue and Gallery, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, The League of Independent Theater, Arts Letters and Numbers, and Chautauqua Opera; and is a 2022 Mabou Mines SUITE/Space Artist. Her 2023 residencies include Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.

She holds piano performance degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and Manhattan School of Music. Mary Prescott is a Steinway Artist.


April 15, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$20 – $25


Public Functionary
1500 Jackson St NE Studio 144
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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