School of Communication

The State(s) of America:
The Regina Taylor Project

Curated by Regina Taylor

Mar. 4 - 6, 2011
Fri.-Sat. events begin at 6:30 p.m.
Sun. events begin at Noon

March 2011
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6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Opening Night

    Performance Date

    Lunch and symposium

Next Show: Jungalbook


  • Summary
  • Festival Events
  • Sunday All-Day Pass
  • Flex Pass

Identity. Unemployment. Communication. Dreams. Race. Politics. Technology. From plays to video shorts to graphic narratives to songs, celebrated Hollywood actress Regina Taylor has partnered with Northwestern students and faculty members to create a fearless, one-weekend-only festival of original works. Through four different performances ("Dreams," "ID," "Becoming" and "Going & Coming") presented in three venues, more than 50 members of the Northwestern community have come together in a personal, provocative and challenging examination of who we are as individuals, where America has been, where it is going and how we can own our voices to make a difference in the world today.

Read a note from Regina Taylor [pdf] about how the Festival came off the page and onto the stage!

ID
8 p.m. Fri.  |  11 p.m. Sat.  |  2 p.m. Sun.
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive (directions)
"ID" is a 10-play series that explores the constructs of identity, dissecting and reconstructing issues of race, gender and sexuality.
Tickets: $15 general public; $10 seniors (over 65), NU faculty/staff, area educators; $5 full-time student

Dreams
11 p.m. Fri.  |  8 p.m. Sat.  |  3:30 p.m. Sun.
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive (directions)
"Dreams" is 10-play series that explores the American Dream, and how the dreamscape is shifting as the reality of these times is revealed.
Tickets: $15 general public; $10 seniors (over 65), NU faculty/staff, area educators; $5 full-time student

Lunch & Symposium
Noon-1:30 p.m. Sun.
Location TBD.
Join us on Sunday, March 6, for lunch and a "State(s) of America" symposium led by celebrated author and Northwestern Associate Professor Harvey Young, featuring guest artist Regina Taylor and TIC Artistic Director Henry Godinez. Price includes a light lunch.
Tickets: $5 general admission

Going & Coming
6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Fri.
6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Sat.
8 p.m. Sun.
Annie May Swift
1920 Campus Drive
"Going & Coming" is a moving film that captures the complexities of communication between a father and his son.
Tickets: $5 general admission.

Becoming
6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Fri.
6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Sat.
5 p.m., 7 p.m. Sun.
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive (directions)
"Becoming" is 10-play series that navigates young minds as they propel themselves into the unknown territory of their future.
Tickets: $15 general public; $10 seniors (over 65), NU faculty/staff, area educators; $5 full-time student

Sunday All-Day Pass (includes the four Festival events, plus lunch and a symposium)

Join us on Sunday, March 6, for lunch and a "State(s) of America" symposium led by celebrated author and Northwestern Associate Professor Harvey Young, featuring guest artist Regina Taylor and TIC Artistic Director Henry Godinez. Immediately following the lunch, all four pieces will be presented in a one-day-only festival celebration!

Pass Option 1 (Events from Noon-9 p.m., with a break from 4:30-7 p.m.)
Pass Option 2 (Events from Noon-9 p.m., with a break from 6-8 p.m.)

Tickets: $35 general public; $30 seniors (over 65), NU faculty/staff, area educators; $20 full-time students

Festival Flex-Pass (select your dates for the four Festival events; does not include the lunch or symposium)

Flex passes are not available for purchase online. To purchase a Flex Pass, contact the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282 or visit us at 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.

Tickets: $30 general public; $25 seniors (over 65), NU faculty/staff, area educators; $15 full-time students.