Walking Performances By Theatre Y Put The Spotlight On Chicago’s ‘Emerald Necklace’ Communities

Theatre Y’s Emerald Camino Project
At a community performance in Logan Square, actors and audience members gather to celebrate the history of their neighborhood. Joerg Metzner / Courtesy of Theatre Y
Theatre Y’s Emerald Camino Project
At a community performance in Logan Square, actors and audience members gather to celebrate the history of their neighborhood. Joerg Metzner / Courtesy of Theatre Y

Walking Performances By Theatre Y Put The Spotlight On Chicago’s ‘Emerald Necklace’ Communities

Inspired by the centuries-old “Camino de Santiago” through Spain, Theatre Y’s Camino Project is a set of walking-based performances through different neighborhoods in Chicago. This year, the project centers on the city’s 12 “Emerald Necklace” communities, which connect residents to a chain of green spaces and boulevards.

Theatre Y’s artistic director and one of their resident artists join Reset to talk about The Emerald Camino Project, which runs through Sept. 26.

GUESTS: Melissa Lorraine, actor, director and co-founding artistic director of Theatre Y

Haman Cross III, resident artist at the Firehouse Community Art Center in North Lawndale, and Theatre Y’s Camino Project