Ceyx Series - July 9, 2012
Monday, July 9th at 7:30pm
at the Greenhouse Theatre Center 2257. N. Lincoln Ave.
(note: Due to Independence Day, the July Ceyx Series will be on the following Monday)
Pay-what-you-can: $10 suggested donation
The July Ceyx Series Lineup will include:
Kareem will introduce you to his alter ego, Lahore Vagistan, Chicago's premiere Bollywood drag superstar who is trying to make it from the Chicago stage to the Mumbai screen.
Kareem is a performance artist as well as Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at Northwestern researching queer nightlife in South Asian communities. In Chicago he has performed with Rasaka Theatre, 2nd Story Storytelling, Entertaining Julia, and Northwestern's Queergasm. He splits his time between India and the U.S. and is committed to issues of community and social justice.
is a Rennaisance Artist. His works spans the realms of Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word, Visual Art, and Music. Hailing from the Ciity of Wind, he chooses to redirect the bombastic energy the city can emit into a stream of conscious sound and fully realized artistic vision. He'll perform excerpts from The Fag-tionary
has been playing the guitar off and on for 10 years, and just recently has had the pleasure of learning just how different the banjo is.
Coya Paz is a poet, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil before moving permanently to the United States in 1987. Coya is a proud co-founder of Proyecto Latina and the director in residence for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex. She cofounded Teatro Luna in 2000, and served as co-Artistic Director until 2009. Recent projects include: The Americans, based on conversations with 200 people in 10 states; Fa$hion, an adaptation of Anna Cora Mowatt’s play Fashion; Nation of Cowards, a multi-sited performance piece about interracial dialogue; Tour Guides; and Machos, which won the 2008 Non-Equity Jeff Awards for Best New Work and Outstanding Ensemble. Coya is currently working with Free Street Theatre as the Resident Ensemble Director. She is an Assistant Professor in The Theatre School at DePaul University, and holds a PhD in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Coya is a regular commentator on race, media and pop culture for Vocalo.org (89.5) and has published several articles on Latina performance, Latina/o identities, and public violence. Her artistic work has been profiled in The New York Times, American Theater Magazine, Theater Journal, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. She has been a featured reader at dozens of poetry events including: Proyecto Latina, Paper Machete, Palabra Pura, and Revolving Door. Coya was named one of UR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 (when she was under 30!), a GO-NYC Magazine 100 Women We Love, and received a Trailblazer Award for her service to LGBTQ communities. Most recently, she has been awarded 3Arts Residency at Ragdale. Above all, she believes in the power of performance and poetry to build community towards social change.
Derrick York is a lover of the finer things in life: music, food, theatre, Dungeons and Dragons. He considers himself a consummate gamer; he will play any game you might want to play. He is also an amateur writer. He is working on a novel, that he hopes will one day get published.
Check out his personal blog at Phobos' Lair