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Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

October 18, 2019

Ada Cheng helped audiences explore what masculinity is, and what it should be Thursday night with her storytelling series, "Am I Man Enough?,"at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Cheng, ...

Folktales bring communities together in new audio drama

Folktales bring communities together in new audio drama

March 11, 2019

A trickster rabbit uses his wits and gumption to survive; a young woman navigates through a world filled with monsters; and Greek King of Ithaca Odysseus travels on five new adventures. These are all examples of stories recreated by the Make-Believe Association...

New storytelling, zine-making series creates space for ‘play’

New storytelling, zine-making series creates space for ‘play’

January 29, 2018

Chicago is home to many open-mic nights and slam poetry events, and performers nationwide flock to the city to take part. Last May, a new event arrived on the storytelling scene with a twist on the trad...

Art imitates life  imitates art at ‘Flick Lit’

Art imitates life imitates art at ‘Flick Lit’

October 12, 2015

A group of Chicago writers and artists known as Underdog Collective will bring “Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers,” a live storytelling event that combines performers’ narrat...

Presidential address foreshadows profound changes

Presidential address foreshadows profound changes

April 14, 2014

Columbia is making a dent in its financial deficit, which reached $3.5 million in the 2013–2014 fiscal year. “We are inching toward zero with the good will and participation from pe...

Art of storytelling

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 28, 2012

He claps, snaps, hits his chest and widens his eyes, and the crowd bursts into laughter. He goes on with his story, unfazed by the sudden response from the audience.This was a scene from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture series featuring Peter Cook, a performance artist who is also an associate professor in the ASL–English Interpretation Department.During his Oct. 25 presentation, “Performance N...

P-Fac fight for Vallera

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 3, 2012

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, has alleged in written statements that its president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department Diana Vallera is to be disciplined by Columbia for claiming that the General Counsel’s office had her under surveillance.This became the subject of a report Vallera filed with the Evanston police in January 2012.Vallera filed an unfair labor practice suit against the a...

Rock Thoughts encourages creativity, storytelling

By Brianna Wellen

May 8, 2011

Meepo the rock always wanted to join the circus, and when it finally came to town, Meepo spent every day in the front row and watched the acts, ranging from a magician to a trapeze artist. One lonely elephant also sat and watched every day and never moved until he finally became friends with Meepo the rock. Or so the story goes onRockThoughts.com.Local mother of three Karla Valenti created Rock Thoughts to incorporate storytelling into a physical and dig...

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