Tickets: $25. Cost includes pre-show reception with drinks and appetizers. Online registration is closed. Tickets are available at the door.
Benefit performance for Chicago Foundation for Women's Lesbian Leadership Council
- click to learn more about the council and how to become a member.About "HURRICANE SEASON: The Hidden Messages in Water"
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A two-woman show (by the nationally acclaimed and award-winning performance duo Climbing PoeTree) about "unnatural disaster" and a great shift in universal consciousness. "Hurricane Season" is a post-Katrina performance uprising: a multimedia show and movement strategy that draws vital connections between shared struggles and common solutions in a critical moment in national and global history.
Through a tapestry of spoken-word poetry, theater, video projection, dance, shadow art and a sound collage of personal testimonies, "Hurricane Season" connects the issues that surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the “unnatural disasters” disenfranchised communities are experiencing nationwide on a daily basis. With a set built of bamboo, calabash and water that surrounds the audience in a circle of shadow and light, "Hurricane Season" transforms spaces into sanctuaries of healing, witness and imagination.
The post-show "solutions-cipher" is to address the issues surfaced in "Hurricane Season" on a local level, to cross-pollinate creative strategies for self-determination, and to turn the passion generated in the show into action manifested in the community. The conversation will be centered around the idea that every city is undergoing its own "hurricane season," identifying the "unnatural disaster" and the response strategy in every community. The facilitation model we have developed is centered on building bridges, creating safety nets, and finding solutions to the interconnected problems our communities face—How can we become agents for change rather than victims of circumstance? Accessibility
The Center on Halsted is wheelchair accessible. For more accessibility information or requests, please contact Marisol Ybarra no later than Monday, Sept. 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (312) 577-2836, TTY (312) 577-2803.