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From Scratch - A PopUp Festival of New Work
The Christian Community Church
Chicago, IL
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Moving Dock Theatre Company, in collaboration with Principia College, showcases premiere performances of newly devised pieces by two acting ensembles, a solo work, and workshops for adult theatre artists and kids.

Friday and Saturday, May 24 & 25, 2019

The Performances

Voices from the Dark by Moving Dock Theatre Company's #truthprojectensemble
Identity Crisis 2019 by On The Bluffs Ensemble
Tanzspiel by Karen Montanaro

The Workshops

Devising with the Head, the Heart, and the Body Workshop for Adult Theatre Artists
Imagination in Action - A Family Friendly Workshop for all ages

Here is the line up for this energizing weekend:

Friday, May 24
Tanspiel 6-7 PM   (Appropriate for all ages)

Identity Crisis 2019 and Voices from the Dark 7:30 PM
(Intermission between the two shows. PG13 Some adult language and content)

Saturday, May 25
Devising with the Head, the Heart, and the Body Workshop 11-2 PM
With Dawn Arnold and Karen Montanaro
(for adult theatre artists and serious teens)

Imagination in Action - A Family Friendly Workshop for all ages 3:30- 4:30 PM
With Karen Montanaro
(No previous experience necessary. Stay to watch Karen's performance.)

Tanspiel 5-6 PM

Identity Crisis 2019  and Voices from the Dark 7:30

From Scratch Festival Venue
The Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625


Voices From the Dark
Moving Dock Theatre Companys #truthproject ensemble has been asking the question, How do we respond? This devising project was a long journey involving psycho-physical movement exploration, discussion, and writing by members of the ensemble to unfold a story centering around a young woman survivor of a school shooting who is helped to find her way by mysterious Guides.

Identity Crisis 2019
On the Bluffs Ensemble focused their project on how technology accelerates an age-old identity crisis. This original stage piece was conceived and created through a collaborative process of dance, movement, music, poetry, and mask work to explore how our relationship with technology defines our self-image, our connections with each other, and our place in the world.

Tanzspiel (German for "dance play") A kaleidoscope of stories told in movement, mime, and dance, is a one-woman tour de force celebrating the expressive potential of the human body. Karen Montanaro, a world-renowned dancer and mime artist, award-winning choreographer, and innovator of "mimedance" (the fusion of two classical art forms), blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power.
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The Christian Community Church (View)
2135 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States


Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

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


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