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More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report


More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report

The Neo-Futurist Theater is proud to host more than 50 Chicago-based activists, artists and leaders to take part of its 24-hour staged reading of the Mueller Report. The report, which is nearly 450 pages, was originally delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on April 18, 2019 and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to whether President Donald Trump.

Special guest readers include Anna D. Shapiro, Genevieve Thiers, Reginald Edmund and more (a full list follows). Many of the hours will be curated: Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper kicks off the reading on Friday, August 9th at 7:30pm. The event will conclude on Saturday, August 10 at 7:30pm, curated by Neo-Futurist Artistic Director Kurt Chiang. For media interested in covering the event, please call 773.878.4557 for credentials.

The Neo-Futurist Theater will be open at all hours between the two events, as the report is read by Neo-Futurist ensemble members, artistic associates, and theater and city community members at large. The entire 24 hours will be free to audiences to attend; additional information can be found here:


7:30PM.........Carla Kupe, Andy White, Shari Joffe, Genevieve Thiers, Reginald Edmund, Sara Paretsky, curated by Henry Wishcamper

8:30PM.........Ian Damont Martin, Caitlan Taylor, Niky Crawford

9:30PM.........Curated by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Jasmine Henri Jordan

10:45PM........Curated by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Nick Hart and Remember the Alamo cast member Nancy Casas, Nick Hart, Steve Mosqueda, Hal Baum

1:15AM..........Curated by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Connor S. Pickett & Trent Creswell

4:15 - 5:15AM......OPEN READ

5:15AM.........Mocrep read the redactions

8:00AM.........Stefanie Kall, John Jung, Eric Schneider, Delia Kropp

9:00AM.........Lucy Brooks, Deborah Moldover, Delaney Sterling, Julie Massey, Elizabeth Moriarty, Jerrell Henderson, Nik Whitcomb, Heather Lindahl

10:00AM......Joanna Jamerson, Andrew Tham, Neil Bhandari, Curated by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Neil Bhandari

11:30AM......Jeanie Pitchford, Maggie Cain, Simon Hedger, Laura Lodewyck, Autumn Hoffmeier, Sarah Schol, Emily Argentine, Henry Godinez

1PM.............Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman, Brian Loevner, Perry Hunt, Nikki Bauer, Aiden Kinsella, Ben Kaye, Michael Steffen, Mark Maxwell, Liz Jarmer, Kim Schultz, Anna Gelman

2:30PM............Amy Do, Meg Thalkin, Topher Kielbasa, Michael Miles

4PM.............Trevor Dawkins, James Mano, curated by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Trevor Dawkins

5:30PM...........Brian Shaw, Kelly Ann Corcoran, Laura T. Fisher, Stephanie Shaw, Zoe Sapienza, Kat McJimsey, Bob Stockfish, Ira Murfin, Ian Belknap, Bob Fisher, Andy Bayaites, Lisa Buscani, Noelle Krimm, Rachel Claff, Joe Dempsey, David Kodeski, Edward Herrara, Genevra Gallo-Bayaites, Gwyn Fulcher, Scott Hermes, Kelly Lynn Hogan, Dina Walters , Ryan Walters, Diana Slickman, Phil Ridarelli , curated by Neo-Futurist Alums Phil Ridarelli, Diana Slickman and Theater Oobleck

7PM................Hal Baum, Charlotte Long, Jasmine Henri Jordan, Trevor Dawkins, Catharine Savage, Rachel Wilson, Ida Cuttler, Jorge Silva and Kurt Chiang, curated by Kurt Chiang


Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this season, The Neo-Futurist Theater is a collective of writer-director-performers who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living newspaper. The company has created more than 10,600 plays to date within its flagship late-night event (now known as The Infinite Wrench) and more than 65 full-length mainstage productions incorporating its signature non-illusory, interactive style of performance. From humble beginnings launching the first late-night theater production in Chicago, The Neo-Futurist Theater created what became the city's longest-running show and has grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in the United States, with sister companies in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit

The Neo-Futurist Theater is partially supported by grants from Alphawood Foundation Chicago, Arts Work Fund, The Chicago Community Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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