Coming up: Workshop of: "Yuri Kochiyama" at lookingglass Theatre Chicago, written/directed by J. Nicole Brooks
I will be playing multiple roles in a workshop of ,"YURI KOCHIYAMA," by acclaimed writer/director/actor J. Nicole Brooks, aka Docta Slick, which will be part of Lookingglass' Artistic Development Retreat in June.
If you don't know Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago, they are the bomb
I'm thrilled to work with her, Lookingglass, and also with some of my favorite Chicago actors.
Recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre,
Lookingglass has built a national reputation for artistic excellence and
ensemble-based theatrical innovation. Notable world premieres include Mary
Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights,
and The Odyssey, David Schwimmer’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s The
Jungle and Studs Terkel’s Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel
about the American Obsession, and David Catlin’s circus tribute to Lewis
Carroll, Lookingglass Alice. Lookingglass’ work has been produced in more
than a dozen US cities.
J. Nicole Brooks
Brooks is a native Chicagoan and ensemble member of Lookingglass since 2007. On
stage she appeared in Summertime, RACE, and Fedra. As
an author she penned Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten, and Fedra: Queen of Haiti. Directing credits include Black
Diamond (Co directed with David Catlin), and Mr. Rickey Calls a
Meeting. She is currently developing new works thanks in part to her TCG Fox Fellowship, and most recently a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). She is an associate with Collaboraction Theatre Company, a blogger, and the newest resident of Brooklyn, New York
Her blog: http://doctaslick.blogspot.com/
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."