Thursday, November 9 | 7:30 - 8:45 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Edlis Neeson Theater
220 E Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL | 60611
“Ms. Driscoll’s most ambitious project to date.” — The New York Times
In her latest work, Play, Bessie Award–winning director and choreographer Faye Driscoll turns to the ritual of storytelling to explore how we relate to one another and how we form identities as individuals and citizens. The second installment in her Thank You For Coming trilogy, the work furthers Driscoll’s contention that we all are wrapped up in each other, whether we like it or not. Come experience a strange and enthralling collage of gesture, image, voice and persona, where the physical and aural exist in a slippery relationship, and performers ventriloquize, shape-shift, and speak through and for each other.
- Thursday, November 9: 7:30 - 8:45 PM (#706)
- Friday, November 10: 7:30 – 8:45 PM (#709)
- Saturday, November 11: 7:30 - 8:45 PM (#813)
- Sunday, November 12: 2 - 3:15 PM (#903)
This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Charter Humanists must purchase member-price admission for this program. Student and teacher tickets are limited in availability.
Sunday, November 12 at 2pm: This performance is open to everyone, but the artists are offering it as a relaxed performance. Relaxed performances are for people, with or without disabilities, who prefer some flexibility in regards to noise and movement in the theater. Stage lighting and sound have been adapted by the artists to be less intense. Patrons are free to leave and reenter the theater as necessary, and the theater lights are kept at a glow to facilitate movement. Sensory rest areas are available outside the theater for patrons to take a break before returning to the show. Volunteers, many of whom are members of the disabled community, are present to assist. ASL interpretation and audio description is also provided. For more information, call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4010
Faye Driscoll is a Bessie-award winning choreographer who has been called a "startlingly original talent" by The New York Times. Her work has been presented at venues nationally such as the Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, The Kitchen, American Dance Festival, Fusebox Festival, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, and she has toured internationally to France, Greece, Ireland, Argentina and Australia. Driscoll has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, and is a grateful recipient of a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award and Fellowship.