Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602
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In the Works is the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' residency program and gives emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the most suitable DCASE space. Each showing is a unique opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at new work by Chicago artists. To view past In the Works showings, click here.
presented in collaboration with Moon Fool
Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 8 pm
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Dance Studio
Charged with lightning and magic, a cast of international and Chicago performers weave together original live music, voice, body and text to capture the wild battle between humanity and nature, uniting the signature physicality and polyphony of Walkabout Theater Company and Moon Fool in a dynamic examination of power, illusion and the mystery of control. STORM invites audiences to take refuge in a world of fantasy, spectacle and haunting beauty, balancing the ageless work of Shakespeare with a modern confrontation of the devastating relationship between our planet and ourselves. An work-in-progress excerpt culminating 3 weeks of intensive rehearsal and exploration into a re-make of Storm, a piece first developed by director Anna-Helena McLean and her physical theater international exchange Moon Fool. Storm will be presented in collaboration with Moon Fool and Links Hall in Chicago and will run June 18-28 at Links Hall.
Something Marvelous, a festival of magical realism
A new play by J. Joseph Cox. Directed by Emmi Hilger. Featuring Jack Bourgeois,
Nick Loumos, Chris Meister, Steve Munro, Becca Savoy, and Jordan Shomer.
In collaboration with: Sabrina Baranda, Elise Cowan, Joanna Furnans and Mary Wu
Date: May 19, 2015
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Studio Theater
Dance-maker Ginger Krebs will present in-progress excerpts of a performance provisionally titled Buffer Overrun. The project uses intermittent vision, slow motion, phase shifting, and choreographies structured like code to question how our perception of three-dimensional space may be shifting in response to visual technologies and the increasing ubiquity of speed.
A new play by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos. Directed by Claire Redfield. Featuring Angelica Acebedo, Maritza Cervantes, Annie Hogan, Nathalie Mendez, Tamika Nittel-Morales, and Erica Ramos.
A new play by MT Cozzola. Directed by Stephanie Stroud. Featuring Lauren S. Deaton, Alison Dornheggen, Rachel Edwards Harvith, Angela Horn, Nick Loumos, Mark E. Penzien, and Michael Wexler.
Something Marvelous cultivates new works of magical realism for the theatre and curates a reflective dialogue with the community to examine, broaden, and embolden the genre. Each presentation is a staged reading of a new play that Something Marvelous has been developing in collaboration with the playwright, director, and actors since early April. There will be a discussion following each reading; for more information please visit somethingmarvelous.org.
Performers--Bryan Bosque, Carrie Drapac; Sound Designer--Thomas Dixon; Javanese gamelan musicians--members of Friends of the Gamelan
From the Indonesian spice trade of the 1600s to the 19th century eruption of Krakatoa to the 2004 tsunami, Amok uses ensemble movement, text, digital sound and live Javanese gamelan music to examine history, capitalism, and geoscience.
Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Karen Yates has developed an expanded international practice that includes performance creation, stage direction, writing, acting, digital sound art, and social engagement. Her live ensemble performance pieces and digital sound work focus on U.S. and international issues—current and historical—especially as they relate to economic hierarchy and power.