Free Street’s IN/HOUSE residency program provides a platform for artists to develop new work, offering a wide range of interdisciplinary performances and perspectives. This Winter, be the first to experience brand new work from our Artists-in-Residence in a series of developmental readings and workshops!
Melissa DúPrey – “BRUJAJA!: Tales of an Accidental Witch” (reading)
January 24th, 25th, 26th @ 6:30pm
An accidental witch begins a path of using Brujería for health hacks and healing, but quickly discovers its true power. Join us for a reading of this work in progress, concluding with a live panel of healers, mystics, Santer@s and magic-workers after the reading!
Actor and comic, Melissa DuPrey, is a Chicago native from Humboldt Park. After earning double Bachelor degrees from the University of Houston in Performance and Spanish Literature, she returned to Chicago to join the all-Latina theatre company, Teatro Luna. Her one-woman shows, SEXomedy and SUSHI-frito, are critically acclaimed and have had successful premieres in Chicago and New York. She was selected as a new talent for the 2014 ABC Diversity Showcase in New York City. She has performed stand-up comedy in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Regional Theatre credits include: The Compass (Steppenwolf Theatre) and Luna Gale (Goodman Theatre). Other theatre credits include Good Friday (Oracle), American Beauty Shop (Chicago Dramatist), SUSHI-frito (Free Street Theatre), Adoration of the Old Woman (Urban Theatre Company), and A Citizen’s Anthology (Inconvenience Theatre), Forecast (ICAH/MCA), and PUTAS! (Teatro Luna). Film credits include: The Way We Speak (2014), and Bromance(2014). She is also a featured actor on the emmy-nominated web-series acquired by HBO, “Brown Girls” (2017), with TV appearances in Chicago PD and The CHI. She is currently an Artistic Associate with Pegasus Theatre Chicago, an Ensemble Member at UrbanTheater Company, and the General Manager of Free Street Theater.