Having Our Say Artist Encounter
Sunday, May 13 | 5 - 6pm
at Goodman Theatre
Free for Members, $10 for the general public
How do you distill 100+ years of history into one engaging evening of theater? Join Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith as he discusses bringing the incredible true story of the Delany Sisters to the stage in Having Our Say.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Chuck Smith (Resident Director at Goodman Theatre, director of Having Our Say). Chuck Smith is a member of Goodman Theatre's Board of Trustees and a resident director at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota, Florida. Goodman credits include the Chicago premieres of Objects in the Mirror; Pullman Porter Blues; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Race; The Good Negro; Proof and The Story; the world premieres of By the Music of the Spheres and The Gift Horse; James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner, which transferred to Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company, where it won the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Best Direction; A Raisin in the Sun; Blues for an Alabama Sky; August Wilson’s Two Trains Running and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Ain’t Misbehavin’; the 1993 to 1995 productions of A Christmas Carol; Crumbs From the Table of Joy; Vivisections from a Blown Mind and The Meeting.
Lee Bay (Vice President of the DuSable Museum of African American History). Lee Bay has maintained a civic presence in Chicago for more than two decades in the fields of arts, culture, architecture and urban planning.A former Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic, Bey is also an active writer, lecturer and photographer of the built environment. His architectural writing, photography and reportage have appeared in a variety of places including The Guardian, the UK’s Monocle Radio, CITE Magazine, the Chicago Reader, and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Avery Young (Interdisciplinary Artist and Educator). Avery Young is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, a 3Arts Awardee and one of four executives for The Floating Museum. His poetry and prose are featured in several anthologies including The Golden Shovel Anthology and The BreakBeat Poets.