Aug 7: CORE - Black Like Me
American Theater Company - Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) presents Black Like Me
CORE is a week-long workshop opportunity for artists of all disciplines. American Theater Company awards a free week of rehearsal space and a presentation of the work to ten projects and groups of artists. ATC is committed to creating new work for the American theater and asking questions about how we make what we make as American theater artists.
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
at American Theater Company | 1909 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613
Black Like Me
Adapted and directed by Monty Cole
Based on the book by John Howard Griffin
In 1959, John Howard Griffin--a white man from Texas--began the process of dyeing himself black. Two pills and regular sessions under a sun lamp made Griffin’s skin “black enough” to pass, and he set out on a journey through the South to discover what it was like to be a black man. His book, Black Like Me, was published in 1961 and made into a movie in 1965. Now Cole, working with an ensemble of actors, will explore the question “What does it mean to be black in America?” and, ultimately, create a script that depicts Griffin’s experience against the contemporary black experience.
FREE but reservation is required. Suggested donation of $15. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP. For more information, click here.
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