LIVE Show + Podcast!

Sunday, October 9th!

Join Sue Scott and these amazing  guests for powerful stories, original music and inspiring conversation! + Food & drink!  Bring friends!

Our special guest, Marcie Rendon, is a member of the White Earth Nation and an author, playwright, poet and community arts activist. She is an award-winning author of the Cash Blackbear murder mystery series, with Book 3 coming out on October 11th! Marcie will share her journey  with us, including a powerful new play she is writing, Say Their Names, that shines a searing light on missing and murdered Indigenous women!

Actor Oogie_Push, Citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, joins us to read excerpts from Say Their Names.

Folk/Americana Songwriter Jaspar Lepak, whose remarkable gift for melody and poetry underscores her advocacy and activism is our musical guest!

Cathy Gasiorowicz, our guest storyteller and a frequent contributor to The Moth, taps honestly, poignantly and humorously into her life!

+ Silvia Pontaza will share her first voting experience as a naturalized citizen. + More to be announced! 

Tickets for the show: $20
Doors open at 5:30 to purchase hearty Appetizers & Drinks at your table!
Show time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis!
410 Oak Grove St. Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Raising Women’s Voices through powerful storytelling, original music & passionate conversation!

latest Episode release!

Ep. 27 We Are Enough – LIVE – with guests Mikki Morrissette & Courtney Yasmineh!

September episode coming soon!


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Ep. 24 In Real Time – LIVE – with guests Dr. Artika Tyner & Rachel Kurtz

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Island of Discarded Women

A LIVE Show & Podcast created by veteran radio actor Sue Scott.

The show is recorded in a cool dinner club setting every second Sunday of the month and then released a few weeks later as a podcast episode!

On the Island of Discarded Women, we’re all about speaking up, speaking out and raising women’s voices through candid storytelling, social commentary, original music, and inspiring guest conversations.  

Each month, Sue is joined by a diverse, all-female cast of talented actor/storytellers, singer/songwriters, spoken word artists and empowering special guests for “the conversation.” Past special guests have included Civil Rights leaders, Transgender trailblazers, Women’s Rights activists, Award-winning Authors, veteran Journalists and many more!

An Evening of Powerful Stories & Passionate Conversation + Dinner & Drinks!

Join us LIVE, or LISTEN!  Everyone is welcome! Male allies, too!


Read the feature on Sue Scott’s “Island of Discarded Women” at the Star Tribune.


"...I left that show charged to embrace my own challenges like those islander performers did! To advocate for greater sisterhood and promote change as a collective voice ...To survive those waves that knock us down and to do better then tread in the waters of tolerance. To make effective big splashes in our world,!"

Behind the Mic

Sue Scott

Sue Scott

Sue Scott is a veteran stage and commercial voice over-actor, who for 24 years was the female cast member on the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion. After PHC, Sue climbed back on stage in a variety of theater roles in the Twin Cities, but is now thoroughly immersed in producing Island of Discarded Women!

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Joining Sue in making Island of Discarded Women happen every month is an ultra skilled and extremely flexible cast of women actor/writer/storytellers, delightful and talented singer/songwriters, super helpful audio engineers and lighting folks + several accomplished photographers, PR peeps, etc.! Detailed credits are included with each episode.

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