Miniball: Original Music by Samantha Rise

March 28, 2024

60 minutes

GA $25; PWYC from $10

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Performance at 8:30pm

Drawing on a wide root system of traditional Black American music– jazz, folk, country and r&b, join Samantha Rise for an hour of original music offered to help us embrace our heartbreak, our hope, and the opportunity to reimagine our world.


Samantha Rise (they/them) is a black, gender-expansive performer, teaching artist, activist and human-amplifier based in Lenapehoking, known widely as Philadelphia. Samantha’s passion for music and community building are the heart of their work, feeding spaces that are inquiry-driven, participant led, and abundant in joy!

Rise’s artistry and songwriting is a trans-genre practice, drawing on a wide root system of traditional Black American music– jazz, folk, country and avant-garde, and the music of social justice movements in America.. Reminding audiences that “Music is our Birthright,” Rise leverages their own creative practice to encourage listeners to engage with their own creative capacities and collaborate with the band in real time.

In addition to their work as a songwriter, arranger and performer, Rise aspires to facilitate creative direct action with community organizers and leaders shaping change from the socio-political margins. They are dedicated to social justice interventions that address the lethal lack of imagination we face, embracing the challenge and the opportunity of reimagining our world.


Miniball is happening March 28 – 31 at FringeArts!

Over Easter weekend, Miniball boasts a brave lineup of encore and seat shaking new performances with over a dozen offerings under one roof. Witness groundbreaking original shows in a cutting edge theater. Enjoy marvelous moments from classes and immersive art to late nights and drag brunch! Dwell in a spirit of community with the return of Philly classics like Scratch Night and the After-Hours Cabaret. Plus, we’ve got surprises! An Easter Egg hunt runs all weekend with prizes inside. Just like Cannonball, we’ll keep the conversation going around the fire pit while you dance your heart out. And don’t miss the special offerings slated for Sunday the 31st.

Tickets begin at $25 (sliding scale) including PWYC. Act soon because seats go fast!

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