Ceyx Series - October 1, 2012
Monday, October 1st at 7:30pm, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, in Chicago
$10 admission. Buy Tickets
The October Ceyx Series Lineup:
Bryan Albert makes a living as a teacher, performer, transcriber, studio artist, and composer/arranger. In addition to his private studio, Bryan has taught at Northwestern University and the McGaw YMCA, and is currently on faculty at Southport Performing Arts Conservatory and Sherwood at Columbia College. Maintained alongside a steady performance schedule, Bryan's current and past jobs and commissions include transcribing for Procustomtracks.com, composing and performing for Inaside Chicago Dance's "Musical Innovators" series, and contributing guitar tracks to the children's record Sittercity Sings and th
songs and skits highlighting what they do
Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops in Chicago Public Schools, and in our own after-school program. The ensemble adapts the stories into sketches and songs which are performed for the school, and later for the public. The kids become stars, and the world is saved. The End.
Reggie Edmund (playwright)
with scenes from his newest play, Blacula: Young, Black, and Undead
Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, he was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright. Originally from Houston, Texas, he served Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban Theatre Series. Reggie was the inaugural recipient of the Kennedy Center Fellowship at Soul Mountain Retreat as well as the 2009 National Runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberryand Rosa Parks Playwriting Award.
He received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University under the guidance of Charles Smith.
In 2009 He founded the Unit Collective and in 2010 he was named Winner of The Southern Writers Competition, and recognized by TCG as a 2011 Young Leader of Color. His plays, 'The Ordained Smile of Sadie May Jenkins', 'Southbridge', 'JuneteenthStreet', and 'The Redemption of Allah Black', all part of his nine-play series The City of the Bayou Collection, were developed at esteemed theaters including Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Silver House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Moving Arts, Karamu House, Pangea World Theater, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Texas State University Black and Latino Theatre Conference, the Last Frontier Theater Conference, and the Kennedy Center. Most recently he traveled to Colombia to serve as the guest speaker at the Intercolegiado de Teatro de Buenaventura. He is currently Founder and Artistic Director of The Wild Seven, an company dedicated to playwrights and their works as well as emphasizing the development of an ethnically and culturally diverse community of artists for the Minneapolis/ St. Paul and Chicago area.
(poet and playwright)
Yolanda Nieves, born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, is an award winning poet, playwright, director, educator, actress, and founder of The Vida Bella Ensemble. Author of two highly acclaimed poetry books, Dove over Clouds and The Spoken Body (Plainview Press), Yolanda has been widely published. Her play, winner of the American Educational Research Association’s Dissertation of the Year Award for Arts-Based Research 2010, The Brown Girls’ Chronicles, has been nationally acclaimed and performed coast to coast. She is an assistant professor at Wright College, holds two master’s degrees and an Ed.D in Adult Education from National-Louis University.
Talking about her exhibit Second Skin, about her process and final product and where she wants to go with it now.
Informed by the unique wisdom and geometric expanse of the body, Charlotte Woolf’s photographic work combines the creative and the documentary. Charlotte is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina but spent her college years in central Ohio and Stockholm, Sweden. In May 2012, she graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in Studio Art and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her work is influenced by a lifetime of classical ballet training, though more recently modern dance and yoga. The series, Second Skin, is about exploring the landscape of the body by combining projections of abstract anatomy drawings with the human figure. Charlotte has also worked on a handful of organic farms in Maine, North Carolina, and Ohio – experiences that have inspired her documentary photography. Her most extensive image collection is Women and Agriculture in Knox County, Ohio. Charlotte has also photographed performances by Double-Edge Dance, Kenyon College Dance and Drama Department, and Halcyon Theater. Her works have been displayed across Ohio in Columbus, Delaware, Gambier, and Mount Vernon. Her portfolio contains works sampling the breadth and depth of her visual knowledge in gender studies, agriculture, and performance. As a new Chicago resident, she aspires to continue her artistic work not only through a camera lens, but also a progressive and adventurous point-of-view. – www.charlottewoolf.com