FREE, reservations recommended.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
AFROFUTURISM—WHAT AFROFUTURISM IS AND AIN’T.
Join us for a provocative discussion on Afrofuturism sparked by Regina Taylor’s production stop.reset.
Sun Ra to Boostsy—Janelle Monae—Samuel R. Delany—Octavia Butler—Basquiat—Renée Cox
Afrofuturism combines historical and science fiction with magic realism. It is used to examine present-day dilemmas of people of color and to reexamine the past while speculating on the future. How does Afrofuturism inform our past, present, and future?
Ytasha Womack, Turtel Onli, William Hayashi, Douglas Ewart, Jonathan Woods, D. Denenge Akpem
Monday, April 20 at 7pm
at Blue 1647
1647 S. Blue Island
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Award-winning actor/playwright/director and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Regina Taylor celebrates her 20th season at the theatre with the Chicago premiere of stop. reset. In stop. reset., e-books and digital technologies are transforming the literary world, and Chicago businessman Alex Ames must try to save his long-standing African American book publishing company from extinction. While his employees fret over losing their jobs, Ames finds unlikely inspiration from a mysterious teenager, J., who seems to be plugged into the future. The aging Ames is forced to discover how far he’s willing to go to survive.