In light of our current political climate, where so many in Chicago are newly galvanized to join protest efforts, Free Street is kicking off a 15-hour workshop/training series focused on creating performance to support direct action and intervention. From the history of protest performance, to planning an action, to the aesthetics of scale and space, this 5-session workshop is designed to offer participants practical skills and room to invent. Portions of this training are presented in collaboration with Lifted Voices – please check them out!
This is a 15 hour workshop over five sessions. The series is free, but we ask that participants commit to all five sessions. Children are welcome to attend.
Thursday, January 5 6-9pm
Saturday, January 7 12-3pm
Tuesday, January 10 6-9pm
Thursday, January 12 6-9pm
Saturday, January 14 12-3pm
Space in the workshop is limited to 15 participants. To apply, please send an email to coya @ freestreet .org. Tell us a little bit about why you are interested in participating, any experience you have with performance and/or community organizing (not a requirement), and anything else we should know.