Home Again will be an evening of funny, poignant, and illuminating tales about migration, held in Chicago’s colorful, vibrant Pilsen neighborhood.
Most of us experience some form of migration in our lifetime, whether we are moving into and out of neighborhoods, or crossing state lines and national borders. How has this movement impacted our concept of self, our relationsihps with others, and our idea of home? What is the collective result of moving across countries, continents, and identities?
Veteran storyteller Bobby Biedrzycki from 2nd Story will host an evening of storytelling featuring Stephanie Camba and Willa Taylor who will share their powerful stories of migration, accompanied by music from Nick Kawahara. Together with your own experiences, their stories will spark an engaging and thoughtful dialogue about migration in all its forms and contexts.
This is the second installment in our “Living In Color” storytelling series, produced in part with funding from the Chicago Community Trust. Chicago is home to one of the most diverse and active “live lit”, or live storytelling scenes in the country, and we’re putting our own spin on it with a series of storytelling events at some of our favorite spots in Chicago.
About the Storytellers:
Stephanie “Soultree” Camba is a writer, poet, singer, emcee, visual artivist and community organizer with transnational origins. Stephanie is a member of the social justice-based artist collective Elephant Rebellion and the decolonial visual artist collective Escolta St. Snatcher’s Social Club. Stephanie was recently highlighted by 18 Million Rising as a Filipin@ American Hero for Filipin@ American History Month. Their favorite past times include making jokes, dancing hard, and challenging oppressive systems with love.
Willa J. Taylor has been the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Goodman Theatre for the past seven seasons, and has held similar positions at Lincoln Center Theatre in New York and Arena Stage in Washington, DC. In her dreams, however, she is the space cowboy—poet-chef aboard the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity.
Nick Kawahara is a wage laborer by day, raconteur by night, loather of solipsism, lover of Laurinha, button tweaker, aural exciter, kitchen wizard, canine companion, bike grease wiper, and eschewer of brass rings.
Bobby Biedrzycki is a writer, performer, educator, and transnational human rights activist who resides in Chicago. His stories and poems have appeared on pages, stages, and public spaces across the U.S. and beyond. He is a company member of 2nd Story, where he tells stories and serves as Director of Programming. Bobby is also on faculty in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He also teaches writing and performance at Gallery 37 for the Arts and the Goodman Theatre.
The Living In Color storytelling series is co-sponsored by the Chicago Cultural Alliance and made possible in part with support from The Chicago Community Trust.
Save the date for our upcoming storytelling events in the “Living In Color” storytelling series!
- Radical Love
August 27, 2014: from 6:00-8:00p
Dorchester Projects, Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago
- What Are You? What’s Race Got To Do With It?
September 25, 2014 from 7:00-9:00p
Rosa’s Lounge, 3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
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