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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Ellyzabeth Adler

Call for Artists: "This Is Not a Pipe - What if Freud was a really a woman and this was all just a dream?"

Thanks for applying, we hope to work with you.

We are looking for 4-6 artists to showcase their work in our space from 11/4/2022 - 11/19/2022.

Please fill out this google by September 30th to be considered. Artists will be notified by October 4th.

"This Is Not A Pipe - What if Freud was a really a woman and this was all just a dream?" 

produced by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Developed between 2003-04, this takes the works of Sigmund Freud, Rene Magritte and the birth of modern psychology and pulls it apart to question what is identity, sexuality, womanhood and dream interpretation. It questions why and how we are using language and psychology created by men aka Freud who had strong biases against women and how that is reflected in our modern culture. We are looking to expand the work reflecting the current state 18 years later. Freud is played by a woman and it is the women who stand up to say “Speak your mind, changing femininity, escaping facades!”

CDE will provide all marketing through SHOUT media public relations, postcards/poster printing and distribution, each group/artist will get two comp tickets to the run- equaling roughly a $1,000 in-kind per artist/group. We will also provide photos of the exhibit and mailing lists of attendees.

There is no submission fee.

Gallery opens at 7:30pm for the performance, however, if you have people who'd like to see your work, they may come between 7:00-7:30pm and must leave when the house opens.

Time Commitment: 

Set up - 10/30/2022- 11/3/2022

Gallery - 11/4/2022 - 11/19/2022

Tear Down - 11/19/2022 - 11/25/2022

Contact Email:

Contact Person: Naomi Flores

Production Title: This Is Not A Pipe- (an original CDE work devised in 2004, will be updated for current production)

Genre: Multidisciplinary Theater/Dance/Physical Theatre/Visual Art

Gallery and Performance Location: CDE Theater- The Auditorium of Ebenezer Lutheran Church- 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640
About Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble: 


The mission of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is to engage, inspire, and challenge the community, both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary storytelling to illuminate aspects of social issues.

What do we mean by social issues and social justice? 

This is going beyond what all organizations should be doing with how they are run, diversity in casting and staff, pay transparency and equity. It is also about the work that we put up on stage and the curriculum we teach in the classroom. It is ever evolving and changing. Adopted January 2020

Artistic Identity in Performance

Rooted in the traditions of Tanztheatre and the collaborative process of devising, CDE creates contemporary multi-disciplinary performances for the purpose of addressing social issues in a space that allows for community conversation and cultural change. Adopted January 2017

Equity Statement

CDE strives to create an equitable and empowering space for our artists, administrators, teachers, audiences, and for children of all backgrounds. We aim to build a platform for the voices of the diverse communities we serve. All are welcome. Adopted January 2020.

Land Acknowledgment Statement

Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium sits on the traditional homelands of the Three Fires Confederacy: Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi nations, as well as the Fox, Ho-Chunk, Inoka, Miami, Sac, and their descendants. We recognize that Indigenous peoples are the traditional stewards of the land that we now occupy, living here long before Chicago was a city and still thriving here today. We invite you to join us in offering them our respect and gratitude. Created January 2020.

Ellyzabeth AdlerShe/Her
Executive Director/Founder
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Deadline: 09.29.2022
Name: Naomi Flores
Address: 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-486-8261