The Chicago Fringe Festival is proud to announce the schedule for its seventh festival. Performances in the seventh annual Chicago Fringe Festival take place in five venues in Jefferson Park, August 31 - September 11.
8/4/2016 0 Comments
By Tommy Rivera-Vega
This article was originally posted on the Chicago Reader's Blog. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author. We stand in solidarity with Tommy Rivera-Vega.
When I first saw the lineup for Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016 season, I thought: Wow! This might be our chance.
In September the theater will stage In the Heights, a Tony Award-winning musical by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, set in a tight-knit Latinx community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. Born in Puerto Rico, I came to Chicago to make and see theatrical works like this—work that reflects my Latinx roots. I'm an ensemble member of Teatro Vista and The Other Theatre Company, which pride themselves on producing shows that tell the stories of the oppressed.
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