Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE

Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology is a timely new theatrical reaction to Chicago's history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change in the city. The show, a Collaboraction world premiere conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley, couples nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with three true Chicago crimes to raise critical questions surrounding segregation, poverty, the news media, popular culture, and our numbness to it all.

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Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology, will run Feb. 14-March 10, 2013 at Collaboraction on the 3rd floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. Press Opening is Monday, February 18 at 7pm. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 7 pm. No show Thursday, Feb. 21. There is an added Industry Night Monday, March 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $25; $15 for students, educators and industry. Purchase tickets online at or call 312.226.9633.

This show features immersive staging, audience participation and stylized dramatizations of three real Chicago crimes: The 2000 mistaken identity killing of Orlando Patterson, a 12 year old boy playing ball in front of his house in the 6900 block of South Perry Avenue; Joseph Coleman aka Lil Jojo's murder at age 17 over an alleged gang beef fueled by YouTube videos and Twitter posts; the savage beating of Stacy Jurich and Natasha McShane just blocks from Collaboraction in Wicker Park in 2010.

Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology will run approximately 75 minutes, followed each night by a facilitated discussion. The show is recommended for ages 15 and up due to violence and mature content.

According to director, co-deviser and Collaboraction Artistic Director Anthony Moseley, "the inspiration for Crime Scene came from a need to create work connected to important issues in our community. I strive to create a visceral experience that will awaken and spur personal change. I believe theatre can serve a critical role in addressing the issue of violence by offering Chicagoans a transcendent artistic experience that forces us to confront and question the core elements of the senseless violence."

Ensemble members performing in the production include Scott Baity Jr., Victoria Blade, Luis Crespo, Miranda Gonzalez, Michael Johnson, Eddie Jordan, Kelly Parker, Medina Perrine and Lisandra Tena.

Photo Credit: Cesario Moza

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Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE
Victoria Blade and Laura Korn (back, left to right) Luis Crespo and Lisandra Tena

Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE
Scott Baity, Jr. and Victoria Blade

Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE
(ground, left to right) Laura Korn, Victoria Blade and (standing) Luis Crespo

Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE
(Top) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr.

Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE
Scott Baity, Jr.

Photo Flash: Collaboraction Presents CRIME SCENE

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