In the late 1980s, while working in the San Francisco County Jail, actor and performance artist Rhodessa Jones recognized that female inmates often responded to incarceration with feelings of guilt, depression, and self-loathing.
Access Living’s Arts & Culture Project presents Blood on the Tracks: A Disability Culture Cabaret. The evening includes comedy, drama, poetry, stories and more, with performances by a diverse group of local artists with disabilities.
Contratiempo literary center presents Poesía en Abril, celebrating Poetry Month and the booming Spanish language poetry scene in Chicago. More than twenty poets from Pilsen, Chicago to Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, participate in the festival.
The Raven Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment will be presented to Lookingglass Ensemble member Heidi Stillman for her exceptionally literate and dramatic adaptation and direction of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, performed during the Lookingglass Theatre's 2008 seas
An esteemed panel including Jason conductor Christian Curnyn, University of Chicago Professor Robert Kendrick, stage director Andrew Eggert, and Baroque violinist Nadja Zwiener discuss early music performance practice.