Pivot Arts' LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER Set for Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre

Pivot Arts invites you to decompress from the election on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 as it kicks off its new LIVE TALK series with LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER, an evening of quirky election-themed performances, interviews, live music and more.

Hosted by Chicago playwright/performer Isaac Gomez, the line-up includes Theater Oobleck, hip hop/spoken word artist PHENOM, clowning duo Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser and a special "Pivot DIY" segment performed by Ida Cuttler of the Neo-Futurists.

Presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's new LookOut Series, LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER will be performed at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets ($15) are currently available at pivotarts.org/events or steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.

Pre-Show Reception will be held at Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. from 6 - 7:30 pm. Includes wine, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to socialize with the Pivot Arts board, artists and other guests. Tickets ($22) are available at brownpapertickets.com.

LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER Line-Up:

Jim Lehrer and the Theater and its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double, a staged reading by Theater Oobleck's Mickle Maher, featuring a fictional Jim Lehrer played by Chicago fringe actors Colm O'Reilly and BrIan Shaw. Maher's new work is a comic-gothic-horror tale sequel to Maher's The Strangerer, a commentary on the debate between John Kerry and George W. Bush.

The?Unicorn?Hour? created and performed by clowns and physical comediennes Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser is short performance created to bring joy to audiences embattled by a bitter election season.

PHENOM, one of Chicago's pivotal hip-hop/spoken word artists and co-founder of The LYRIC Mentoring Organization, presents work from his latest album release "I Didn't Come I Was Sent."

The Pivot DIY featuring Ida Cuttler of the Neo-Futurists. Cuttler demonstrates how we can have conversations that are not about the election.

LIVE TALK: The Day After is part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a new multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work, coming from a diverse array of voices, artists emerging and established alike. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org/lookout.

IF YOU GO:

LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER

At Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. Chicago

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
8 pm (door open at 7:30 pm)

Tickets: $15, available at pivotarts.org/events or steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.

Pre-show reception: 6 - 7:30 pm at Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $22, available at brownpapertickets.com.

Pivot Arts' LIVE TALK series will continue on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm with a "How to Survive the Holidays" theme at Uncommon Ground 1401 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. The line-up will include stand-up, storytellers and live music. Visit pivotarts.org/events for additional information.

Pivot Arts is a home for innovative music, theater and dance on Chicago's far north side. We develop new work and present performances throughout the year culminating in a large-scale, multi-arts festival. Our vision is that of a vibrant community where unique collaborations between artists, businesses and organizations lead to the support and creation of innovative performance events. Visit www.pivotarts.org or follow on Twitter: @PivotArts.



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