This weekend I performed at Sappho's Salon at the Women and Children First Bookstore in Andersonville. I hadn't been familiar with this salon in the past but oh boy was I so excited to have gone.
After creating and performing at Fight Night: Valkyries, Eileen Tull asked Vahishta Vafadari and me to come as featured performers for the evening and remount our play "Test Tubes/Grenades."
We listened to gorgeous poems by the very talented Rachel Simon, the other featured performer, as well as very exciting stories and writing of all kinds at the open mic portion of the evening. After our performance, we listened to people tell their coming out stories, as the evening fell on National Coming Out Day. It was an emotional and inspiring evening!
Thanks for including us, Eileen!
About this blog
A place to post updates about what I am involved in as well as my experience navigating the Chicago theatre community.
Claire Allegra Taylor is a cultivator, investigator, and questioner of human relationships. She firmly believes that humans can always do better, be it in our treatment of the ones we love, our desire to fix epidemic social problems, or our care for our environment. Claire wants to use theatre as a means to show how this is possible. She would like to create work that is vibrant in its language and physical capacity that challenges a modern audience’s expectations.