LIVE Show + Podcast!

JOIN US Thursday, December 7th with guests Senator Mary Kunesh & Musician Jaspar Lepak!

Minnesota State Senator Mary Kunesh, is a champion of racial and gender justice. The first indigenous woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate, Mary is the Senate author of the Equal Rights Amendment bill, working tirelessly to enshrine the ERA in our State Constitution. Yay! Her legislative focus on Native American issues, education achievement and economic security is influenced by her personal experience as a once struggling single mom with 3 kids and 25 years as an educator.

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. She sings with an emotional depth that touches the heart. She will share songs from her upcoming album “So Strong” which focuses on themes of choice, parenthood, and caregiving.

PLUS Shanan Custer with a beautiful story of family assumptions and healing, brand-new Mama, Dae Yang, the intrepid Silvia Pontaza AND the insightful Zippy Laske with a new song celebrating what’s possible, even now. 

LIVE CAPTIONING will be available at this show!

Doors open in the MainStage, at 6:30pm
for dinner & cocktails!
Show is 7:30 – 9:00pm
Crooners Supper Club 
6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

Remembering Brittany Delaney

On September 3rd, we lost a very bright light and a beautiful soul.  Brittany Delaney was a frequent contributor on our show delivery searingly powerful and fiercely personal spoken word poems. God bless you, Brittany. May you truly rest in peace!

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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 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 amplifying women’s voices through personal storytelling, social commentary, original music, and inspiring guest conversations.  

Each show, Sue is joined by a diverse, all-female cast of talented actor/storytellers, passionate singer/songwriters 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!

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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,!"

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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 and totally engaged in producing Island of Discarded Women!

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Joining Sue in making Island of Discarded Women happen every time is an ultra talented and extremely flexible cast of actor/storytellers, passionate and gifted singer/songwriters, super skilled audio engineers and crew, accomplished photographers and PR peeps! + Amazing and dedicated volunteers! AND the most inspiring special guests anyone could hope for! Thank you to ALL for stepping up, jumping in and giving so much of our heart and souls to this live “podcast with purpose!” Detailed credits are included with each episode.

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