Sha Cage
Affiliated Writer
Columbia Heights, MN
Biography

Shá Cage is a playwright, actor, and spoken word poet.  She has written two solo plays, six collaborative plays, and has traveled widely to areas such as Canada, England, Africa, New York, Bosnia, France, and more, teaching and performing her work that largely centers around topics of identity, class, and home. She recently closed the plays Clybourne Park at the Guthrie Theater and Nellie at the MN History Theater, followed by her first solo work N.I.G.G.E.R., which was produced by Intermedia Arts. Internationally, she has worked at the Hackney Empire Theater, Nottingham Playhouse, and Zion Arts in England. She was seen last in Appomattox at the Guthrie Theater and in Penumbra's production of Amen Corner. Notable local roles include: Agnes in Agnes Under the Big Top (Mixed Blood), Helena in Eclipsed, Venus inVenus (Frank Theater), Josephine in Ruined (Mixed Blood), and the Bride in Blood Wedding (10 Thousand Things). She's also worked with Illusion, Pangea, and Jeune Luene. Film Credits include: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Midnight Chronicles, Cry About a Nickel, and Radio. Recent Awards include: A 2011 Emmy: 'I Believe in Public Access' commercial, a 2011 McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, and named a "Changemaker" (Women's Press).