Playing Jun 28 – Jun 30, 2019:
Curious E.A.T.S. (Electro-Acoustic Theater Symposium)
Curious E.A.T.S. (Electro-Acoustic Theater Symposium) is a three-day event exploring the relationship between theatre, multichannel sound, experimental music, and technology, presented by Curious Theatre Branch, Prop Thtr, and the Experimental Sound Studio. Utilizing a unique 8-speaker, 3D audio spatialization gallery installed at the Prop Thtr, Curious E.A.T.S. showcases artists and performers exploring new and exciting approaches to music theatre in an immersive audio environment. E.A.T.S. features work from Jenny Magnus, Jeff Kowalkowski, Nelia Miller, The Fruit Stare, Sam Clapp, Jonesy Jones, Bradley Robin, Facility Theatre, and Curious ensemble member Matt Test. The 3D audio spatialization gallery will remain installed through July 14th. Individual event tickets are $15 and festival passes are available for $30, good for entry to all events. Cash and credit card sales will be available at the door beginning 30 minutes before events.
Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago IL 60618
Free – $30
Playing Jun 28 – Jul 14, 2019:
OPEN WIDE is a new sung play about a patient, her dentist, and the receptionist who encounters them both. Entirely sung to a soundtrack of electronic music, OPEN WIDE explores ideas of vulnerability, consent, violence, and the illusion of control. Written, composed, and directed by Jenny Magnus, this show will premiere in the 3-day festival Curious EATS (Electro-Acoustic Theater Symposium), co-sponsored by the Experimental Sound Studio, Curious Theatre Branch, and Prop Thtr in June 2019. OPEN WIDE will continue to run the next two weekends on its own. Performed by Emily Cox, Lucía Mier y Terán Romero, and Jacob Van Hoorn Associate Producer/Designer: Julia Williams Stage Manager: Marlana Carlson.
Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 742-5420.