Every time I have declared the internet a graver impediment than asset to arts and culture, something comes along to renew my faith I will be wrong. That something came out of inspiration to commemorate Juneteenth with a listen to a live performance of Tyehimba Jess's Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection OLIO, transformed to an original production of Audible.
It would be a disservice to relegate the play Lines in the Dust as a compulsory offering of social protest fiction and bandwagon outpour, seeking attention on entitlement that audiences passively care about its themes and subjects to indict structural racism in America. To applaud it on such terms demeans the work below its highest merit as an actor’s play; it simply uses … Continue reading Chicago play ‘Lines in the Dust’ Takes on Families and Residency Fraud in Public Schools.
“Sins of the Father,” written by Synthia Williams and directed by Sonia L. Surrat, runs at eta Creative Arts Foundation until Sunday, October 25th. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
The intimacy and trust between audience and actor for this performance can hardly be reviewed or criticized and must just be experienced... Jeff- recommended "Liberty City" is LIVE this weekend and extended until July 19: this Friday, Jul 10 (8pm), Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, Jul 12 (3pm). ALL SEATS - $20. To get your tickets call 773 752-3955 or go online http://www.etacreativearts.org/
David Boykin's Soul Sessions in Chicago every Sunday from 2:00-5:00 at the Arts Incubator on 55th and Garfield (at Green Line), MacArthur Genius Grant-winning photographer Carrie Mae Weems and her current solo exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York City, Current reprise of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington on Broadway (and … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things Now (Just a Few…)
Today, January 15th, 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 85 years old. It is arguable that, in this age of globalization and its increased emphases on the heightened role Americans should play in African diaspora nations and the increasingly cosmopolitan approach writers must take to expand their audiences, too many times we scramble past … Continue reading The Way We Will Celebrate Them Today