For the last two months I have been taking the Intro to Too Much Light class with the Neo-Futurists. TMLMTBGB was my first taste of Chicago theatre when I came to the city for the first time in 2012. Since then it has remained one of my favorite weekend events and a model of truthful, exciting performance. I have wanted to take the class for many months but balancing a rehearsal process and extra-curricular work is always hard. I am so glad the dates worked out in my favor this time.
The class, led by Aristic Director Bilal Dardai and Ensemble Member Malic White, has been everything I expected and more. Each week we are instructed about a specific form of play, and come in the next week having tried our hand at creating one. We then show and critique our work to get a handful of polished plays we can pitch at the end of the process for our showing that is open to the community.
Which brings me to... our showing! My classmates and I will be doing our own TML-style show! We will be attempting to perform 20 plays in 40 minutes. Come join us at 3:00pm at the Neo-Futurarium to celebrate our work. The show is completely free so you won't want to miss it.
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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.