DATE: “Friday, September 28, 2012 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Roaming”
PERFORMANCE: “Ambulatory Wordless One-Woman Movie Musical

EmmyBean_WordlessMusical_OofSC-290x290Ambulatory Wordless One-Woman Movie Musical” incorporates elements of clown, mime, and dance, in a two-hour original narrative without words, viewable only through the actions of an aging and somewhat disoriented lip-syncing ingenue. EMMY BEAN is a theater artist and musician living in Chicago. She holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College, with a concentration in Music and Culture. Most recently she collaborated with Jessica Hudson on “How to Fly: Part One”, the first in a series of short-story performances with original music at Random House, a performance salon in Logan Square. She has performed her original puppet play “war bride” in Providence, Vermont, New York City and Quebec. She has also performed and created work with Naima Lowe for their long-term collaboration entitled “Mary and Sarah and You and Me”, with appearances at the Parlor in Philadelphia and Judson Church in New York City. Other performance work includes: “The Long Christmas Ride Home” at Studio Theater in Washington DC; “The Snow Queen” at Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT; “Flood” and “Stiles Under Sky” with Company of Strangers.

She has also toured with Amanda Maddock’s play “Mrs. Wright’s Escape” and co-created the “Three Piggy Opera” at Links Hall in Chicago (with Barbara Whitney and Merrill Garbus). In 2008 and 2010, she worked as an Associate Curator at the Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival in New York City. Since moving to Chicago, Emmy has worked as a performer, musician, and clown with Theater Oobleck, Abraham Werewolf, the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials, and Chi-Town Clown at the Neo-Futurarium.

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