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The 2023/24 Mandell Presents series is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Kristina Wong: Food Bank Influencer

October 12, 2023 | 7PM | Mandell Theater | Program

Written and performed by Kristina Wong 

Prepare for this sneak preview of Pulitzer Finalist Kristina Wong’s newest work-in-process! During the historic joint labor strikes of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA in summer 2023, Kristina partnered with food bank World Harvest to provide free groceries to actors and writers until the end of the strike. In the new show, she will creatively intervene with the food bank as:

• An Immersive Experience,
• A functional food bank,
• A commentary on systems and distribution,
• A treatise on food insecurity,
• An illustration of how AI will impact humans, particularly those working in the arts.

Immediately following the performance,the audience may engage in discussion and feedback with Kristina Wong about this topic and her work in process. Contributions from our audience may very well find their way into Kristina’s world premiere of the finished work at ASU Gammage in Fall 2024!

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Kristina Wong is a Doris Duke Artist Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama. Her visit to Drexel includes artist residency activities for students on Wednesday, October 11.

Mumu Fresh

April 18, 2024 | 7pm | Mandell Theater 

Maimouna Youssef, also known as Mumu Fresh, is the critically acclaimed Afro-Indigenous singer, Emcee, songwriter, activist, workshop facilitator and audio engineer who’s been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist, Common. With her expansive musical background ranging from Jazz, Gospel, Spirituals, traditional African & traditional Indigenous music, to Hip Hop, Soul, rock and experimental acapella fusion, this concert by Mumu Fresh and her phenomenal band is a multi-genre live music event not to miss.

Preshow Performances by Gavin Clarke and The Bul Bey
5:45 Doors | 6:15 PM Performance | Mandell Lobby

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Maimouna Youssef is 23/24 artist-in-residence for ANTHEMS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE, the climate change songwriting contest, presented by Drexel Climate & Sustainability and Music Industry Program in collaboration with Mandell Presents. Entry in the contest open until March 27. Drexel People’s Choice voting April 16-18. Culminating Celebration and Award Ceremony at Mandell Theater on Friday, April 19. To learn more, visit Drexel’s Anthems for the Anthropocene.