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Makin Cake w/ Dasha Hamilton Kelly

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm

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Savor the captivating blend of storytelling and spoken word as Dasha Kelly presents Makin’ Cake. Join us for an evening of poetic enchantment that promises to inspire, uplift, and challenge. 


Dasha Kelly Hamilton describes herself as a “writer, performer, facilitator, mother, daughter, sister, builder, dreamer, phenomenon and change agent.” Therefore, it is no coincidence that she was named Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year in 2021. 

In her show, “Makin’ Cake,” she slices into American history exploring race, culture, and class in a refreshing and fun way. It is storytelling in layers and filled with aha-moments and poignant vignettes, digital media, and a supporting cast of two on-stage bakers. The show serves up an experience and a conversation about equity in America. Part history lesson, part social science revelation, “Makin’ Cake” is a short story about America’s sweet tooth and pathway to salvation and leaves room for dessert and dialogue with a cake reception immediately following the performance. 

“Makin’ Cake” was initially commissioned by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and included Kelly Hamilton facilitating arts-based conversations on race and class throughout the community. She continues to develop “Makin’ Cake” to pursue dialogues about human and social wellness. 

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Newberry Opera House
1201 McKibben Street
Newberry, SC 29108 United States
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