Speak-Easy : One Billion Rising
We are looking for 4-5 artists to present their work on 02/18/23
Please fill out this google form by January 1 to be considered. Artists will be notified by January 2.
Speak-Easy: A One Billion Rising Event Produced by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is looking for storytellers of all varieties to share what freedom means to you. As part of the 2023 One Billion Rising Campaign, CDE is kicking off the new year with a come-as-you-are variety show based on the theme of freedom. This one-night-only performance aims to give performing artist (writers, dancers, musicians, etc) a platform to ask “what if we were truly free?” Each performer will have 5-7 minutes to perform their piece. The event will also feature pre and post show live music and a curated silent raffle. Rehearsal time is limited, so pieces will likely not be altered once we begin in-person rehearsals. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Chicago Community Jail Support.
CDE will provide a $25 stipend, all marketing through SHOUT media public relations, post cards/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.
Tech: 02/15 artists will be given time slots between 6 and 10pm
Dress Rehearsal: 02/17 6-10pm
Performance: Saturday, 02/18, 7-9:30pm
Additional zoom rehearsal may be added in January
Please note, if you are planning to submit a dance piece, the performance will take place on a wood floor, without marley.
All performers must be vaccinated and will be asked for proof of vaccination if selected.
Contact Email: email@example.comContact Person: Hannah BlauProduction Title: Speak-Easy: A One-Billion Rising Event
Genre: Multidisciplinary Theater/Dance/Physical Theatre/Visual ArtGallery and Performance Location: CDE Theater- The Auditorium of Ebenezer Lutheran Church- 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640
About Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble: Mission 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 PerformanceRooted 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 StatementCDE 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 StatementEbenezer 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.
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