• 7pm: VIP cocktail event with acclaimed Los Angeles performer, Alex Alpharaohvia Zoom. Dress up or dress down and meet the artist who created and performed WET: A DACAmented Journey then head to our DJ led dance party. To reserve, please donate a minimum of $25 here no later than 10pm CST on Thursday, June 4. All donors will receive a link and password to event along with cocktail recipe.

Wet opened at Ensemble Studio Theater in Los Angeles in 2017 and has performed at major venues including Arts Emerson in Boston, Yale Repertory Theater, the Kennedy Center and will be presented by Pivot Arts in Chicago at a future date.


  • 8pm: Live Streamed Welcome by Festival Director, Julieanne Ehre immediately followed by Performances + Dance party with artists from the popular hip h’opera, The Rosina Project, a collaboration between Chicago Fringe Opera and BraveSoul Movement, developed and produced by Pivot Arts.

Alex Alpharaoh is a nationally recognized, award winning actor, writer, director, spoken word artist, and solo performer from Los Angeles, California. His autobiographical solo show WET: A DACAmented Journey, has toured throughout the country and will be presented by Pivot Arts at a future date. Alpharaoh uses his platform as an artist to create work that is socially conscious, and sparks dialogue about the need for change in communities of color, intersectionality, and other social justice issues affecting the most vulnerable in society, especially the undocumented community. Alpharaoh is an accomplished Spoken Word artist that has been writing poetry for over 25 years. Alpharaoh is classically trained and is based out of Los Angeles, California.

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