TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE, Through the Lookingglass / Copy & Paste, Resist the Gloom / Heart Splinters

TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE

Through the Lookingglass / Copy & Paste

Resist the Gloom / Heart Splinters

Myra Su, Emily Schubert

Fri, December 8, 2017

7:00 pm (event ends at 7:45 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10 student/senior - $12 online - $15 door - $40 festival pass

Myra Su | Through the Lookingglass / Copy & Paste
THROUGH THE LOOKINGGLASS is a psychological thriller of Alec, a young boy on his first deer hunt. In this Midwestern retelling of the classic tale, Alec confronts death and the savage power of man for the first time.

COPY & PASTE: One rainy day on the way to work, a female employee at a press office discovers that she, and everything around her is made out of paper.

Emily Schubert | Resist the Gloom / Heart Splinters
Resist the Gloom is a Cantastoria performance about coping with anxiety at large. The tale is told by Cornelius the Collector, Eschatologist R.O.– a person concerned with the end of time and the role we humans play in it. 


HEART SPLINTERS: What happens when the heart of the world breaks? Heart Splinters is a paper cut shadow play that tells a story about life’s interconnectedness and the possibility found therein.

TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE
Five Chicago-based artists/companies have been selected to participate in TRADE ROUTES, a festival of artistic exchange. Each local artist has selected an out of town partner they would like to host in Chicago and split a bill with during our festival, and each exchange project is given a travel stipend so that the Chicago artist can finance touring to their partnering artist’s hometown.
Through the Lookingglass / Copy & Paste
Through the Lookingglass / Copy & Paste
Myra Su

Performed by: Myra Su

THROUGH THE LOOKINGGLASS is a psychological thriller of Alec, a young boy on his first deer hunt. In this Midwestern retelling of the classic tale, Alec confronts death and the savage power of man for the first time.
COPY & PASTE One rainy day on the way to work, a female employee at a press office discovers that she, and everything around her is made out of paper.
Resist the Gloom / Heart Splinters
Resist the Gloom / Heart Splinters
Emily Schubert

Performed by: Emily Schubert

Resist the Gloom is a Cantastoria performance about coping with anxiety at large. The tale is told by Cornelius the Collector, Eschatologist R.O.- a person concerned with the end of time and the role we humans play in it.

Heart Splinters: What happens when the heart of the world breaks? Heart Splinters is a paper cut shadow play that tells a story about life's interconnectedness and the possibility found therein.
Myra Su
Myra Su
Myra Su is a narrative artist specializing in storytelling through puppetry and theater. Her primary medium is shadow puppetry, though she has also been experimenting with puppetry across multiple media — paper craft, sculpture, video, animation, and taxidermy. Most recently, she was a featured artist at the 2017 Chicago International Puppet Festival. Her collaboration with Mitch Salm, THROUGH THE LOOKINGGLASS, was selected to showcase at the 2016 National Puppet Slam in Atlanta, GA. She is also a Manual Cinema touring company member.
Emily Schubert
Emily Schubert
Emily Schubert is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in the worlds of puppetry, performance, sculpture and collage. She hails from the borderlands between Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky and earned a degree in fiber and textile art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. Since graduating she has worked on costumes for traveling Broadway shows, participated in puppet theater festivals and workshops in Europe, Indonesia, and the United States and has found a passion for organic farming. She is inspired by the fantastical and the everyday and how these shape peoples’ perception of the world. Drawing from mythology, folktales, memories, and personal experience she creates narratives and characters that aim to make some sense of our existence by giving form to our collective anxieties and desires. Enthralled by the emotive power and depth of expression achieved through puppetry and storytelling, she believes that within these realms lies a source of real-life magic that is deficient in much of our daily lives.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/