TAP Launch Event: JACK &
May 26 @ 6:30 pm
Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA
Urban Gateways is excited to announce that Teen Arts Pass (TAP) has launched as of May 1, 2018! Through TAP, teens can experience live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5. Signing up is free!
We are celebrating TAP’s launch throughout the month of May with special events hosted by our program partners. Check out this event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago:
Join the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency for an interactive project, conversation, and snacks before the performance of “JACK &.” Our personal histories are often very different from the stories we see in the media, in our government, or in school. Rewrite history by typing your stories over historical documents using vintage typewriters.
JACK & is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings, from prison reentry programs to African American debutante balls. Conceived and directed by Kaneza Schaal, a veteran Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group performer, the performance interweaves diverse influences including the aspirational class stories found in 1950s sitcoms, real and imagined entering-society ceremonies, and tigers in Harlem to build a portrait of a dream interrupted and resumed. JACK & considers the measureless damages of being in prison—not the amount of time one has served but the amount of one’s dreaming that is given to the state.
This event is companion ticket eligible; teens who sign up for the TAP program can buy an additional $5 ticket for a non-teen companion (sibling, parent, etc).