Dead Pile: An Investigator Seeks to Expose Abuse on a Dairy Farm in this New Drama
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Award-winning Chicago stage veteran Roslyn Alexander fills the fascinating shoes of fearless activist Emma Goldman in this new solo drama that explores the passions behind the controversial figure's political agitation and the price she was willing to pay for it. A charismatic speaker and organizer, Goldman threatened the turn-of-the-century status quo with her liberal views on social issues and women's rights, but became infamous as an anarchist who advocated free love and who was jailed several times for demonstrating contraceptives, inciting to riot and opposing the draft. Dennis Zacek directs for the ShPIeL Theatre. Learn More
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_Written by Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Megan Shuchman
Jeremy is a wannabe investigator: someone who goes undercover at factory farms to film the often-horrific abuses committed within. But when he’s sent to do an exposé on a dairy farm in southern Indiana, he runs up against some difficult questions about his chosen line of work. A play that forces us to look at what we eat – and what we’re willing to sacrifice.
About the playwright:
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, and the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University.
Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (2010 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab on Governors Island, dir. Mark Brokaw), _January Joiner _(2010 Page 73 Productions summer Yale residency), and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 5th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work). Her play Dental Society Midwinter Meeting enjoyed a sold-out run at Chicago Dramatists in summer 2010, and will be remounted at 16th Street Theater, February-March 2011. Other plays include Folk Song, And when we awoke there was light and light, and Do-Gooder.