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Encounter: The Short Work Collection

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Collaboraction Theatre at The Pentagon at Flat Iron Arts Building

Encounter: The Short Work Collection

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Of Quiet Birds Written by Loretta Hawkins, directed by Dionne Hawkins This scene is a selection from the full-length production, Of Quiet Birds. This drama explores the various kinds of conflict that arose within an African-American family living in the South at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. Hawkins explores the ideal of all ethnicities coming together, from all corners of the Earth, to demand human rights for all people. Picnic Summit Devised by Sami Ismat Through a dark and absurd family picnic, this piece explores how the polarization of politics among the people in charge can have a devastating effect on those who rely on them. It is devised by Sami Ismat, a Syrian refugee. Tato - First Roots in Chicago Devised by Sophia Pietrkowski Born and bred in Chicago, Pietrkowski explores her first roots to the city. As a third generation storyteller, she retells her grandfather's holocaust testimony and the new beginnings that brought her family to Chicago. This piece asks what does it mean to seek refuge and to feel safe in a community we relate to? 16 Shots Written by Alanisse Pineda, a member of {she crew}, directed by Jessica London-Shields We don't see people as they are, but as we are. 16 Shots is a meditation on Laquan McDonald, staged using an abstract Greek chorus style in consideration of the daily micro aggressions young people of color navigate, living within the backdrop of police violence. Missing Written by B.B. Browne Using inter-generational story circles and interviews with Chicago residents, artist B.B. Browne calls attention to the resurgence of efforts to protect Black women and girls who have gone missing from the South side of Chicago. Join this artistic response to the ongoing crisis that centers the voices of the community. Fig Leaf Written by Kay Thompson, Directed by Dominique Chestand Fig Leaf unwraps the layers of one's identity as a queer couple struggles to manage grief after losing a relative to Chicago gun violence. Storycatchers Theatre For more than 30 years, Storycatchers has helped court-involved young people write their true stories to confront and heal the effects of trauma. For Encounter, the Changing Voices ensemble made up of youth ages 17 to 24 creates a new work looking for a new direction. ENCOUNTER is a series curated around equity, inclusion, and "Coming Together" with theater, visual art, music, video, dance, panels, and discussions presented in Collaboraction's Pentagon Theatre.
Collaboraction Theatre at The Pentagon at Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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Tuesday, Jan 22
  1. 7:30pm
    $15

Sunday, Jan 27
  1. 5:30pm
    $15