Story Club South Side
Der Vorführeffekt Theatre: Three Kinds of Wildness
Wednesday November 12th The Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 South Morgan Street 8PM Sharp! $7-$10 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Three Kinds of Wildness A play by Donna Oblongata Directed by Sarah Lowry Music by Travis Sehorn and Chenda Cope Designed, created, and performed by: Donna Oblongata, Patrick Costello, Cricket Arrison, Chenda Cope, and Travis Sehorn BLURB: In the maze of tunnels that make up the deepest gold mine in the world, there exists an underground city—home to an ice baron, a telegraph inventor, and a doctor who’s dubious about the inherent value of the human heartbeat. The inventor’s daughter hears so much that it’s as if she can’t hear anything. The ice baron returns from debtor’s prison and becomes mayor. The mayor has a secretary who once gave birth to a pile of rabbit parts. The doctor seems certain that all of her patients are miners, though no one can remember the last time anyone saw a miner. The inventor hires a specialist, who arrives just in time for the Great Civic Parade, to which, of course, you’re all invited. Perhaps you might want to wear red? MORE: Three Kinds of Wildness is the newest play from Der Vorführeffekt Theatre, a company under the artistic direction of Donna Oblongata. Featuring an all-star company of multi-disciplinary artists hailing from Philadelphia, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Charlottesville, VA; this production is the company’s first to be completely built and rehearsed in our new home at the Sherwood Oak in West Philadelphia. The play is 100% handmade and homemade, with exquisitely crafted puppets, intricately layered soundscapes, and unconventional theatrical lighting made from salvaged and repurposed materials gathered from around the neighborhood. The play enjoyed a two-week tour of the Northeastern US in May, and will go as far west as Minneapolis and as far south as New Orleans in November. ABOUT THE COMPANY: Der Vorführeffekt Theatre is a Philadelphia-based theatre company that operates under the direction of Donna Oblongata. Housed in the 150-year old Sherwood Oak building in West Philadelphia, Der Vorführeffekt works to create radically beautiful live performance. At the core of the company’s work is a celebration of creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and liveness. These four qualities are certainly not the only things needed to create the kind world we want to live in, but as artists dedicated to social and environmental justice, we believe they’re a good place to work from. In a world where technology is so ubiquitous as to become invisible, we treasure the lo-fi, the analog, and the painstakingly handmade. In a culture that creates such an abundance of waste, when natural resources are finite, we dedicate ourselves to using salvaged and recycled materials for all of our sets, props, and costumes. And in a society where the loss of personal connection is constantly lamented, where multitasking is a given and our relationships are mediated by technological devices, we offer the opportunity to take a breath, to be together, and to participate in an evening of warm, ridiculous, unpredictable theatre that is unabashed in its humanity; even before the curtain goes up, the space buzzes with all of our collective liveness. We believe that experiences like those we create for our audiences and for ourselves as artists should be accessible to all. As such, we tour our work to geographic locations and venues underserved by the regional theatre system and by other touring models. Admission is always at or below the price of a ticket to the cinema, with no one turned away for lack of ability to pay. We offer donation-based performance classes during the year, as well as artist residencies to support to work of other performing artists living in West Philadelphia.
Lumpen issue 123 release jams
Join us Saturday November 22, from 5-9 pm at our gallery, The Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St), for the release of issue # 123 of Lumpen magazine. This is our "Makers" edition of the magazine and focuses on the work of some rad local small manufacturers, artists and artisans. We are entering our 24th of year of making this little family magazine and it was edited by a new crop of Lumpens: Sara McCall, Emma Saperstein, and Dan Sloan. The issue features interviews with: Angela Venarchik, Johnny Wator (Daredevil Pedals), Julie Ghatan, Doug Kaplan & Max Allison of Hausu Mountain, Kelsey Dalton & Andrew McClellan of Heart & Bone Signs, Dusan Katić of Katić Breads, Coyote DeGroot of Labrabbit Optics, Dave Rand of Local Foods, John Taylor Wallace & Emily Moorhead of Metal Magic Interiors, Nancy Klehm of The Ground Rules, Pablo Ramirez of Pilsen Outpost, Jes Skolnik of Pure Joy, Dan Salls of The Salsa Truck, Shirley Kienitz & Jenny Stadler Wolfbait & B-Girls, Marie Akerman of Working Bikes and Blake Sloane formerly of Rebuilding Exchange. Lumpen #123 also features the usual world class comic art you expect from us including work by: Andy Burkholder, Ben Bertin, Ben Marcus, Danielle Chenette, David Alvarado, Eric Rivera, Grant Reynolds, Jason T Miles, Joe Tallarico, Krystal DiFornzo Leslie Wiebeler, Nate Beaty and Sarah Leitten. On Saturday we will be showcasing the wares of some of the featured businesses and persons interviewed as well as products made by members of the Small Manufacturing Alliance in our Lumpen Mini Mart. You will be able to browse and purchase stuff made by: Rar Rar Press, ChicagoDTG, Common Threads, Jackthemanabouttown, KalKnits, Legacy Frameworks, lil sketchy, Local Foods, Majave Hot Sauce, Nana Handmade Jewelry, Windy City Glass, Paratext, Rare Bird Preserves, Re:Paper, Rhymes with Twee, Shift, Tania Rodamilans Jewelry, Trisha Oralie Martin, William FitzPatrick and others. To celebrate our 24th year of publishing Marz Community Brewing Co's made us a brew called The Lumpen IPA. This Brown IPA is a malty little baby, hopped with Falconer's Flight. The blend is comprised of many of the Northwest’s most unique hop varieties, including Citra, Simcoe, and Sorachi Ace along with experimental hops and numerous other NW varieties. Each hop has been hand selected for its superior aromatic qualities, imparting distinct tropical, citrus, floral, lemon and grapefruit tones. All in all it's gonna be a special evening. Hope to see you there.
Krampusnacht A one-night-only extravaganza Friday, December 5, 2014 8:00 p.m.–midnight The Co-Prosperity Sphere http://coprosperity.org/ 3219 S. Morgan St. Chicago Join us for a celebration of the 2nd annual Krampus holiday—an exhibition of devotional artwork, delightful treats and Krampus creatures. There will be a photo booth created & operated by Rebecca Hinsdale and Rob Karlic, beer, glögg, Hell, a costume contest, a Krampuslauf, and more surprises! Arrive dressed as your favorite Krampus, Leviathan, Perchta, or Alpine Monster. Or simply join us in your holiday best. Featured artists: Paul Nudd, Andrea Jablonski, Chris Hefner, Bruce Neal, Christopher Smith, Kevin Jennings, Stephanie Burke, Jeriah Hildwine, Sarah Leitten, Catie Olson, BJ Vogt, Matt Marsden, EC Brown, Justine Harlan, Sean DeSantis, Ryan Swain, George Edward Hurden IV, Nathan Case-McDonald. Prices: $10—includes drink ticket $5 with Krampus-related costume, or constructed Krampus head for display—includes drink ticket Must be 21 to enter. http://
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Organized by Catie Olson and Rebecca Hinsdal
6th Annual Typeforce : Showcase of Typographic All Stars
February 13 - 24, 2015 Calls for works coming soon.
Artists for Karen Lewis
Join artists from across Chicago as we party with our next mayor, Karen Lewis, and help her reach City Hall! Multiple musical and poetic performers will get us in the mood for movement building, because a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having! Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 cash only at the door. Your first drink is FREE with your ticket. Program: We're going to hit the night off with Ethos, (Ethan Viets-VanLear), a powerful youth poet as well as a Prison Abolitionist Organizer and Peace Circle Keeper with Circles and Ciphers, and an autonomous Food Grower with LETS GO Chicago. www.project-nia.org/circles-
and-ciphers.php - letsgochicago.org/ - http://wechargegenocide.org/ wcg-geneva-delegation-profile-
Marvin Tate, Chicago's soulful writer, singer, spoken word performer, Def Poet member, and frontman of the legendary funk band, D-Settlement, has the stage next with a poetic mix of his spell binding, vocal-led, and straight up prophetic solo work. www.tatemarvin.com
Karen Lewis, the current president of the Chicago Teacher's Union, and future mayor of Chicago, will tell us about her vision for not just a single individual to be elected, but for a people's movement to take back the power of government from the profiteering crooks who don't care about us.
Then, Ono the famous and infamous legendary new world industrial soul road warriors lead by Travis Travis Travis, is going to take us away with they're entrancing sound. www.facebook.com/onoband -
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Finally, electronic musician/DJ Starfoxxx (and Karen's former Lane Tech student) will crank up the jams as we dance into the night. www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/ disa_b_5607139.html archives/2014/08/13/chicago-
Sponsored by Artists for Karen Lewis and Rogers Park for Karen Lewis.
#KarenLewisforMayor #RunKarenRun #JamforJustice
Artists for Karen Lewis: www.facebook.com/pages/ producer-starfoxxx-talks- about-dumb-tattoos-sampling- cats-and-his-forthcoming- debut-album Artists-for-Karen-Lewis/
Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago: www.facebook.com/pages/Karen- 363560973780405 Lewis-for-Mayor-of-Chicago/
Rogers Park for Karen Lewis: www.facebook.com/pages/Rogers- 1411143405766868 Park-For-Karen-Lewis/
Contact Artists for Karen Lewis if you would like to be involved in using creativity to support her campaign and build the people's movement for Chicago. 301552593382775
ARCHIVE, A Live Magazine Show Extravaganza
Saturday, October 18, 7PM, $15 ($50 VIP ticket), 21+ 1. ARCHIVE, A Live Magazine Show Extravaganza - Part of the Lit_Luz Festival by Make Magazine. Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3221 S. Morgan Directed by Salonathon’s Jane Beachy, hosted by comedian Adam Burke, with music from Jaime Garza Rodriguez and Ida y Vuelta and Charly Garcia of DJ Collective Sonorama. Environmental design by Chicago Design Museum’s Roman Titus, Mexico City visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda, and Hauthwares. Multi-disciplinary, multilingual, audio/visual, interactive, integrated performances will bring an issue of MAKE alive on stage and showcase collaborations between writers and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City. This event will move between Spanish and English and through the theme, “Archive,” explore the historical contexts in which both Chicago and Mexico City exist, as well as how we document our lives and culture in a digital age. Refreshments and food served. Dancing to follow. Participants include:
- Author, Don De Grazia + Author, Alvaro Enrigue + Author, Irvine Welsh
- Author, Kathleen Rooney + Author and visual artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci
- Visual artist, Kirsten Leenaars + poet, Joel Craig + poet, Luis Felipe Fabre
- Visual artist, Tania Candiani + writer, Fred Sasaki
- Poet, Marvin Tate + novelist, Valeria Luisell
- Poet and visual artist, Valerie Mejer + Poet, Daniel Borzutzky
- Novelist, Brenda Lozano + TBD performers