Slicing Deep into History and Culture

Writer, performance artist and creative change agent Dasha Kelly Hamilton is bringing her touring production, “Makin’ Cake”, to the Door Community Auditorium, March 1.

Hamilton slices into American history in “Makin’ Cake” to explore race, culture and class, engaging communities with a forward dialogue. The former Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin (concurrently in 2021) appears with a duo of onstage bakers who support her storytelling layers from deep in the past to the present. Her short story about America’s sweet tooth and pathway to salvation leaves room for both dialogue and dessert, with a cake reception immediately following the performance.

The show is 7 pm Friday, March 1. For tickets – which are $25 for all sections, plus sales tax and facility fees – call DCA at 920.868.2728. The Door Community Auditorium has a limited number of $5 tickets available for senior citizens and students with a chaperone. The Ephraim Historical Society is a major sponsor of the event and secured additional $5 tickets for its members (call 920.854.9688).

Local students also will also attend a matinee and workshop March 1 and 2. Hamilton is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums, and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Hamilton Hamilton has facilitated community-building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius and Beirut. She is a national Rubinger Fellow and received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.

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