Corey Smith presents The New Prairie School at the Colvin House

Saturday, June 2 at 7pm
Sunday, June 3 at 4pm
Creative Co-Working/Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Road
General $20 / Student $15

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Equal parts architectural tour, immersive theater, and musical performance, The New Prairie School at the Colvin House invites audience members on a fantastical journey through an historic Sheridan Road Mansion. Guides sing, speak, gesticulate, and gyrate their way through the Colvin House. Along the way, their strange and beautiful performance becomes a reclaiming of Midwestern radicalism, a love song to the people and the buildings of Chicago.

Writer/Director/Choreographer/Composer:
Corey Smith with Ethan T. Parcell and Claire Saxe

Performers:
Ethan T. Parcell, Claire Saxe, Corey Smith

The New Prairie School was developed in Pivot Arts’ Incubator Program.

Corey Smith is a composer, writer, and performer based in Chicago, Illinois. He is classically trained, but is interested in art that obscures the boundaries between worlds: words that are sound, music that is image, body that is text. He works in a hybridized performance style — a combination of original music, text, and choreography. Corey has been an artist-in-residence at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, and Grin City, and is a 2017 grantee of the City of Chicago’s Individual Artist Program. Most recent collaborative credits include works performed at Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Co-Prosperity Sphere, and the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum. Corey studied music composition at the University of Michigan with Bright Sheng, Evan Chambers, and Erik Santos. He is a collaborator, a friend, a proud Mid-westerner. More information is available online at his website coreyds.com.

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