2021: For decades, Jack Reuler has showcased actors of color and tackled social issues. But the trauma of 2020 has rejuvenated Reuler, whose Minneapolis home is 10 blocks from where George Floyd died. “Never underestimate the activist artist,” Reuler wrote in a recent column for an industry forum. “Look for us to be referees of racism, calling foul wherever we see it.” Through theater, Reuler is working with artists to combat systemic racism. Covid-19 and the racial reckoning have intensified Mixed Blood’s community connections. The theater served as a hub to register voters, and Reuler intends to continue distributing food and masks and offering Covid-19 tests.