“The sizzling words of free-spirited Emma Goldman leap off the page in actress Rosalyn Alexander’s script, for her one woman show that brings the celebrated and denounced rebel to vivid life.” Noted historian Bernard Weisberger, leading the talkback Thursday, June 19.
THE REVIEWS ARE COMING IN!!
“Her eyes twinkle and her voice lilts until she returns to the injustice and suffering of the poor; then her gaze turns to fire and she starts proclaiming and proselytizing as if on her old soapbox in Chicago or New York.”
–Kevin Thomas, TimeOut
“Tour de force performance by Roslyn Alexander makes Emma Goldman come alive." A MUST SEE -Tom Williams, ChicagoCritic
“As a performer, Alexander has the firebrand-in-autumn nature of Goldman down pat — a woman who is slowing down but refusing to give up.”
–Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
The uniqueness of ShPIeL is to develop the work of the actor, performance artists, theatre artists, playwrights, and directors who are dedicated to exploring identities, cultural narratives, and heritage in their artistic process for new artistic work.
Through putting a “creative seeking”, theatre and performance artists use fresh ideas and perspectives in a transcultural engagement with heritage and identity. Artists will passionately search to extend their boundaries of theatre and performance as they utilize authentic resources, in light of the “other.”
A Catalyst & Producer
A community will be established to achieve the following outcomes: workshops/intensive retreats with recognized artists-in-residence; ongoing intercultural dialogue in the community; showcasing and producing dynamic cultural and identity works; professional and peer mentoring opportunities; being a producer for theatre and performance artists, with challenging work for a newly transcultural world.