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There are now FREE* tickets available for Collaboraction’s 12th Annual SKETCHBOOK Festival available on GOLDSTAR: http://tracking.golds...
*Tickets are FREE + $6.00 Service Fee
Additional tickets available for $13.50 ($10.00 + $3.50 Service Fee)
OFFICIAL FREE & CHEAP CULTURE & NIGHT LIFE MEETUP OUTINGS PLANNED FOR SUNDAY JULY 15TH.
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First Program of the day at 12:30pm / Pentagon Theatre:
By Lawrence Bridges
Directed By Ian Forester
The Interview is an unscripted world premiere experience that breaks new ground in documentary theatre. Mr. Bridges, a seasoned documentary and feature film director, has created a set of questions and instructions for an actor to follow. An interviewer prompts the actor, who responds spontaneously without having prior knowledge of these questions. Through their answers, a character is revealed, a story emerges, and common threads are discovered. Because The Interview can be done only once by an actor, no two shows will ever be the same. Part theatre and part social experiment, The Interview promises to be a funny, poignant, and thought-provoking examination of the human condition.
Run Time: Approximately 50 Minutes.
Second Program of the day at 1:30pm / Pentagon Theatre:
Devised by Dean Evans
Honeybuns, billed as “The World’s Greatest Mime,” is a visceral and hilarious theatrical event. To share the room with the gigantic creature known simply as Honeybuns is to experience a highly physical, highly interactive piece of performance art that has impressions of Stand-Up Comedy, Mime, and twisted psychotherapy. Honeybuns will seduce you into submission and, literally, charm the pants off of you.
Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Third Program of the day at 2:30pm / Room 300:
Enjoy three great shows for the price of one!
THE THREE (The following 3 pieces make up this program)
Total run time: Approximately 110 Minutes
1. LAST MEAL MAN
Devised by Dani Bryant
The last meal is the final statement of the condemned. “The Last Meal Man,” a new devised piece led by Dani Bryant (of such food based plays as “Binge,” “Kitchen,” and “Molé”) will use real food and historical fact to explore the assumptions we make and the connections we have to death row inmates and their final meals.
Run Time: Approximately 35 minutes.
2. HOW WE DO
Devised by Beatrice Bosco and Lloyd Brodnax King
One thing that's always true about murder is that someone winds up dead. Beyond that, it’s hard to know.
Run Time: Approximately 20 minutes.
3. PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS
Devised by The New Colony; Written by James Asmus and Crystal Skillman; Directed by Sean Kelly
Beyond the reference section, hidden deep in the catalogues of the oldest library in Chicago, nestled in the shelves of fantasy, four librarians cherish their secret lives as the Psychonaut Librarian brethren have before them and fight to preserve the boundaries of reality!
Run Time: Approximately 35-40 Minutes.
DINNER BREAK 4:30pm
Fourth Program of the day at 6:00pm / Pentagon Theatre:
Devised by Patrese D. McClain (director) and TayLar (co-deviser) and Jessica Ellis (choreographer)
Returning from Sketchbook X, it’s the full length version of the dance-theatre production of Four Women. Filled with beautiful movement, song, and poetry, “[fer] women” explores the lives of the four archetype characters Aunt Sarah, Saphronia, Sweet Thang, and Peaches inspired by the Nina Simone song “Four Women.”
Run Time: Approximately 45 Minutes.
Fifth and Last Program of the day at 7:00pm / Room 300:
Total Run time: Approximately 95 minutes
All plays are seven minutes or less
by Ike Holter; Directed by Kelly Kerwin
A self proclaimed hero comes face to face with his arch nemesis. Their fight incites a battle between neighbors, race and 90’s soft-core hip-hop, as well as a whole bunch of other things that make people really uncomfortable.
2. MENDACITY, OR THE HERD OF ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM
by Carlos Murillo; Directed by Anthony Moseley
Mauricio’s history of telling lies comes to a head one morning when he discovers a human finger growing from his nostril.
by Mary K. Fons
Nellie Bly, First Woman Reporter, interviews Mary Fons about being gutted alive. A comedy.
4. UNTITLED 862
Devised by Kevin O’Donnell (music) and Kasey Foster (choreography)
The familiar interactions we each encounter every day are put in the spotlight through simple choreography to grow these mundane movements of handshakes and head nods into something more beautiful, important, goofy, and sad.
5. WE HAVE SEVEN (7) MINUTES TO CURE CHILDHOOD OBESITY
by Lee August Praley; Directed by Dav Yendler
Barnaby and Hester are here to teach you how to maintain an active lifestyle and a healthy diet... if they can make it
through the assembly.
6. INVENTION OF FALLING
by Kristin Idaszak; Directed by Sarah Moeller
A beauty pageant contestant channels Galileo Galiliei for the talent portion of the competition, in which she recreates his famous experiment on the Leaning Tower of Pisa to determine the law of free fall acceleration, and in the process uncovers a painful truth.
7. THE ABDUCTED
by Greg Moss; Directed by Nathan Green
Gil presents a series of seven relics which, through the story associated with each, tells the history of alien visitation in the Midwest. His story also (somewhat inadvertently) reveals the story of his wife, Alice, now deceased, and how the “wasting illness which took her from me” must have been extraterrestrial in origin.
12th Annual SKETCHBOOK Performance Calendar:
Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee
The main entrance to our Flat Iron Arts Building Mainstage is located at 1579 N Milwaukee Avenue. The theater is located on the third floor.
Train: DAMEN STOP on the Blue Line
Buses: #50 Damen; #72 North Avenue; #56 Milwaukee
Parking: Street parking available on Damen, North, and Milwaukee Avenues
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