Upcoming Events at Pivot Arts


Pivot Arts Presents
LIVE TALK: MARCH MANIFESTOS
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncommon Ground
1401 W. Devon Avenue
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

Pivot Arts’ monthly LIVE TALK show is part performance, part live talk show. This unique evening includes quirky performances, interviews, live music and the very special, Pivot DIY. On March 15th we are inviting civic and cultural leaders to inspire us with their vision of the future. How can we work together to make our world a better place? What are current challenges and how are organizations and individuals working to solve them? How do artists view our complex world? Complete details and line-up coming soon…

Live Talk is a fun and engaging evening meant to bring us together around the arts and meaningful discussions. Plus there’s food and drink for purchase at Uncommon Ground! SAVE THE DATES! Live Talk continues once-a-month April 19, May 17 and June 7.

Past Live Talk shows have included:
November 9: THE DAY AFTER, a post-election celebration/funeral with special guest, Illinois State Treasurer, Mike Frerichs hosted by Isaac Gomez.

December 7: DON’T MOURN, ORGANIZE! A night of all women performers hosted by Alisa Rosenthal with a panel discussion on “Women and Activism” moderated by Goodman Theatre’s Willa Taylor and including Cook County Commissioner, Bridget Gainer and more.

January 18: WE SHALL OVERCOME. The January 18th show was a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by comedian, Dewayne Perkins, Second City National Touring Company Member called “…naturally hilarious and witty…” by PA Theater Guide. Freelance journalist, Mark Guarino (Washington Post, The Guardian, among other major media outlets), interviewed esteemed guests about the Voting Rights Act. Actress and Educator, Quenna Barrett, led the Pivot DIY. Additional performances by Jorge Silva and Tiff Beatty.

February 15: THE SADNESS SHOW. Hosted by performer Karen Rodriguez. Sad Story Contestants included playwrights Bonnie Metzgar and Tanya Palmer, as well as performers Sandra Delgado and Theo Allyn reading from their own works. Actor William Von Vogt performed a story by the tragically hip, Philip Dawkins. Actress Carolyn Hoedermann performed the Pivot DIY, a quick demo on how to cry on cue. Playwright Brett Neveu led the Sad Karaoke.