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Bindis and Bruises with Special Guest Nikki Patin and Surviving the Mic
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium
Chicago, IL
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Bindis and Bruises with Special Guest Nikki Patin and Surviving the Mic
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"Bindis and Bruises," conceived and choreographed by Ensemble Member, Priya Narayan and directed and choreographed by Founder/ Executive Director, Ellyzabeth Adler. "Bindis and Bruises"  tells the individual stories of eight women suffering from sexual, dating and domestic abuse in Indian-American culture. Despite their individual struggles, each finds a way towards healing. The stories are woven together, through dance and theatre, to uncover inner strength and hope with a unified voice.

"Surviving the Mic" is a collaborative organization of survivors who are dedicated to creating safe and affirming creative spaces for survivors of trauma. Our mission is to uplift the narratives and artistic excellence of survivor artists through our reading series, survivor-centered workshops, publications, toolkits, social media campaigns, public speaking, community outreach and facilitating, exhibitions and touring

"Bindis and Bruises &" run approximately 1.5 hours with one 15-minute intermission between each piece.

A special portion of proceeds will be donated to a local women's organization. A panel discussion will take place after each show on the final weekend.

March 4-19, 2016 - 8pm

The Auditorium @ Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640
Free street parking on Foster and neighboring streets; CTA Bus Stops #9, #50, #92

$15 | Advance
$20 | Door
$10 | High School Student and Seniors (with Valid ID)

Mojdeh Stoakley is an award winning writer, poet, performer, & educator! Mojdeh's competed in international poetry slams, performed in front of thousands, and been a competition finalist many times! She uses her work to explores life through the lens of a half black, half middle eastern woman during times when movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #YesAllWomen are all over the media. She is a touring Teaching Artist for Chicago Slam Works, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Media for Surviving The Mic and a research specialist at the University of Illinois School of Public health facilitating workshops that utilize the arts as a means to prevent HIV among black youth in Chicago.

Nikki Patin
Critically acclaimed writer and performer, Nikki Patin, has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, WBEZ and New Zealand's TV3 and Radio New Zealand. In 2014, she addressed the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of Black female survivors of sexual violence. In 2015, Nikki Patin received her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction/Poetry from the University of Southern Maine. She has been in eight bands and is currently recording her next project, Damn, I Love My Face. Nikki Patin is the Executive Director of Surviving the Mic (www.survivingthemic.org), a collaborative organization of survivors who are dedicated to creating safe and affirming creative spaces for survivors of trauma. Her work can be found at www.nikkipatin.com.


Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium (View)
1650 W. Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Charity
Other > Health & Wellness

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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