Meet the Artists: “Gilgamesh and Enkidu”

Posted on May 23, 2019
Meet the Artists: “Gilgamesh and Enkidu”

Chicago playwright/director Seth Bockley teams up with musician/actor Ahmed Moneka (U.S. Debut) and Toronto-based actor/writer Jesse LaVercombe for the World Premiere of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. This powerful piece with live Arabic music, runs Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 as part of the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival. The three artists share their experiences with Marketing […]

Meet the Artist: Brittany Harlin

Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Meet the Artist: Brittany Harlin

Brittany Harlin brings her world premiere of Don’t Forget Your Mother June 6 and 8 to the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival. Alexa Erbach, Pivot Arts marketing manager, interviewed Harlin about the piece, its development and the exciting elements involved. AE: You describe Don’t Forget Your Mother as a choreographic memoir dedicated to your mothers on Earth and ancestors […]

Meet the Artist: Ayako Kato

Posted on Apr 22, 2019
Meet the Artist: Ayako Kato

Ayako Kato performs To the Shore: ETHOS Episode I June 1 and 2 at the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival. Alexa Erbach, Pivot Arts marketing manager, interviewed Kato about her new work, which takes the audience on a transformative journey to the beach. AE: Much of your work is influenced by “a Japanese view of nature” and […]

Meet the Artist- Chicago Fringe Opera and BraveSoul Movement

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
Meet the Artist- Chicago Fringe Opera and BraveSoul Movement

The Rosina Project, an electric, modern-day reimagining of Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville, performs as part of Pivot Arts’ 2019 Festival May 31- June 2. Alexa Erbach, Pivot Arts marketing manager, interviewed George Cederquist (Artistic Director, Chicago Fringe Opera) and BRAVEMONK and Kelsa (Co-Founders/Co-Artistic Directors, BraveSoul Movement) about their exciting collaboration. The Project was originally developed in the […]

Writer Martha Bayne Interviews Emmy Bean + Vanessa Valliere

Posted on May 20, 2018
Writer Martha Bayne Interviews Emmy Bean + Vanessa Valliere

On June 2 and 3 Vanessa Valliere’s 15-minute The Life and Times of Terry — the tale of one woman’s search for love through clowning, puppetry, and other media — serves as a curtain opener for Emmy Bean’s You’re His Child, a one-woman exploration of religion, family, and song. We asked them a few questions […]

Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) bring a mountain to life before our very eyes!

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) bring a mountain to life before our very eyes!

Imagine theater in geologic time. Or a stage in the sky. In their mellow meditation on the life cycle of a mountain, the Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) upend our usual expectations of time and space. To the softly-spoken incantation of a litany by Kirk Lynn, they construct a magical mountain before our very eyes, using […]

Meet the Festival Artists: Barrel of Monkeys

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Meet the Festival Artists: Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children’s stories. BOM also engages the broader community in support of the visions of children […]

Meet the Festival Artists: Same Planet Performance Project

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Meet the Festival Artists: Same Planet Performance Project

Same Planet Performance Project is a contemporary-based repertory company that presents the work of its Artistic Director and other choreographers, both established and emerging. The company strives to present choreography that can support a humanistic voice while remaining in the physical world where dance is the primary ingredient; using the full moving body for expression. The […]

Meet the Festival Artists: The Neo-Futurists

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Meet the Festival Artists: The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists are a collective of wildly productive writer-director-performers that create theater that is fusion of sport, poetry and living-newspaper. Having created more than 9,775 plays within 28 years of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and over 65 original, full-length productions within their immediate, non-illusory aesthetic; The Neo-Futurists have grown to become one […]

Interview with Beth Lynch

Posted on May 15, 2017
Interview with Beth Lynch

Beth Lynch, RN, APN is an Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner with a commitment to supporting and empowering you on your own journey to heal, evolve and optimize wellness through energy work. Working with your energy systems can help find out your physical, emotional or spiritual ‘sticking points’ that may be holding you back from […]