Cutting-edge dance, theater, and music from Chicago and around the world push the boundaries of performance in the intimate Edlis Neeson Theater. Visit the Box Office for information on purchasing tickets and gift certificates, or consider purchasing a Pick 2 package to save on tickets. Complete your MCA Stage experience by dining at Marisol Restaurant and Bar before or after a performance. Special thanks to our funders for making this season possible.
Short A young black woman stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She holds a curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands.
Long A young black woman with closely cropped hair stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She is dramatically lit by warm light from her left in an otherwise cool dark space. She holds a yard-long curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands. Her garment is gathered at the waist and draped around her torso. It covers her right arm with a long sleeve and leaves her left arm exposed. Behind her a second performer kneels at a second mic, working with an electronic instrument. The space behind them is dark, but a length of corrugated steel, painted in varying colors, lies behind them.
Short A woman in trousers and a sleeveless top pivots on her left leg, raising her right knee and ducking her head, her long dreadlocks swinging behind her as she turns.
Long An African-American woman in middle age pivots on her left leg, raising her right knee and ducking her head. Her arms extend slightly to the sides, her long dreadlocks swinging behind her as she turns. She wears a black sleeveless shirt and dark grey trousers. She almost appears to be floating in a featureless white space, as her feet are cropped out of frame.
Short A woman sings into a microphone. She is draped in a netlike material with many threads tangled together. Her hair is blowing away from her face with her right hand lifted palm facing upward and right breast exposed.
Short A man sits at a cluttered ping-pong table, looking at an image projected on the vertical rear half of the table. In the projected image, we see two men standing at the same table, their images repeating and receding into the distance.