10th Annual SKETCHBOOK Mutlimedia Festival: x = exponential
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It's the 60th anniversary of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and they're performing a selection of… More
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The Chopin theater was a great venue for the ten or more short plays we saw that night. The performers explored the space of the theater, even clambering over members of the audience in one hilarious sketch called "Sacre Bleu." The quality of the plays was a little uneven, but there were some really funny ones. I would definitely go again.
As for food and things... an extensive selection of Polish beers were on offer at reasonable prices at the concession stand in the lobby. A couple of my friends got dinner at Podhalanka, the polish restaurant next door. They said that, sketchy storefront notwithstanding, it is very good.
For its landmark 10th anniversary, Collaboraction returns to the Chopin Theatre, where the inaugural SKETCHBOOK Festival debuted in January 2000, to present SKETCHBOOK X. From June 10 – 27, one of the most provocative mixed-media theater festivals in the United States brings together hundreds of multi-disciplinary artists to create an immersive, celebratory and infinitely creative world where audiences can be both spectator and artist.
The sky is the limit this year as Collaboraction explores the theme of “exponential.” The festival features 19 never-before-seen original works, all seven minutes or less, including works by Sean Graney, Brett C. Leonard, The New Colony Ensemble, Anthony Moseley, A Red Orchid’s Youth Ensemble, and more, intermingled with a different live musical performance each night.