From the Tofu Chitlin Circuit: a Theater Conservatory based in Bronzeville: A Panel Discussion featuring you…
Our October A La Carte features J. Nicole Brooks, playwright of “Fedra” at Lookingglass Theater and African-American Illusionist Walter King Jr. We’re talking about SPECTACLE. What is it? How does it work? Is it low-brow theater? Is it a cop-out to creating dramatic narratives?
We’ve asked Walter King Jr. to share his experience as an illusionist and how his “magic ” of theater creates a form of SPECTACLE. J. Nicole Brooks, company member and playwright of the highly anticipated “Fedra” at Lookingglass Theater will share in her experience with the company and their approach to creating SPECTACLE.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The Digital Youth Network
1050 E 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653
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Life And Death of the West Side: a Communiversity Course
Dates: March 12 – April 30 (8 weeks)
A Community Theatre Project
In this course, participants will create an original theatrical stage production based on the Chicago West side Riots of April 6-8, 1968 (that were in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr). Participants concentrate on script writing, research, production, and set design. The project will end with a live community performance.
Facilitators: Sabrina Miller and Clarice Mills have over 20 years of collective experience in dramatic theatre and community activism.
Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Franklin Park Fieldhouse, 4320 W. 15th St.
Fee: 8 sessions, $25 for 21 and over, free for under 21
photos, Chicago Riots by Jo Freeman.
About the Communiversity:
According to Mia Henry, Communiversity events, facilitated by the Chicago Freedom School, seek to engage intergenerational audiences in the study of past movements and discussions on what we can learn from them…
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