Press Release


December 3 “Know More” event at Englewood Public Library sponsored by the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council

CHICAGO- One of entertainment’s new shining stars, Will Power, will perform and speak on Saturday, December 3rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the West Englewood Library, 1745 W. 63rd Street. Part of the “Know More: Conversations That Matter” series, this event is sponsored by the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) and is made possible by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.

After the performance and presentation there will be a community-based discussion that will engage everyone involved. Free pizza will be served during this discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Will Power has created his own style of theatrical communication, fusing original music, rhymed language and dynamic choreography. Produced by New York Theatre Workshop and the NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival, Power’s solo show FLOW has been described as “astounding” (CurtainUp) and “theater with the refreshing aroma of originality” (New York Times). Will Power received the prestigious 2005 Joyce Award, a 2004 Jury Award for Best Theatre Performance at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and a 2004 Drama Desk nomination for Best Solo Performance. Power’s skills have also been captured on television and film as a featured performer on Last Call with Carson Daly and Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam on HBO. The New York Times says Will Power“…combines the complexity of serious drama with the visual and sonic arsenal of MTV.”

The “Know More: Conversations that Matter” series is a way to bridge the gap between the arts and social issues that are of current concern to the Chicago’s Englewood community. Programming has included visits from hip hop artists, activists, and scholars Jeff Chang, David Stovall, and Lavie Raven; and poet Elizabeth Alexander.

For a full calendar of Public Square at the IHC events or for more information, please visit or contact the Public Square at the IHC at 312.422.5580 or via email at

Founded in 2000, The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) has carved out a unique place in the cultural life of Chicago through innovative programming that fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. All Public Square at the IHC’s programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. The Public Square was adopted by the Illinois Humanities Council on December 1, 2004.


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