Eden in Silence

Eden in Silence

Isabel Dieppa, Kimberly Banks, Yessenia Carreon, Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, Suzy Krueckeberg, RjW Mays, Sarah Rachel Schol, Denise Smolarek, Aimy Tien, Phoebe Yu, Kacie Smith, Maggie Mohr

Tue, October 24, 2017

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5 - $10

Presenting the workshop production of Eden in Silence by Jamie Olah, directed by Kacie Smith. Using physical theatre and visual spectacle, Eden in Silence offers an intimate view of the aftermath of domestic violence. When Eden leaves her seven-year abusive relationship she survives by denying her grief. She endures until the arrival of an unexpected letter and a call for help makes her realize that she is not alone. Featuring a diverse cast of ten women, Eden in Silence challenges the stigma of domestic abuse and champions the transformative power of human connection. To raise awareness about domestic violence and provide resources to the Chicago community, each performance will be accompanied by a panel discussion co-curated by Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network and KAN-WIN.

 

Jamie Olah
Jamie Olah (Playwright) is a Chicago-based playwright and devisor of contemporary, image-based physical theatre. She is the founder of Chicago Playwrights Group and Firefly Storytelling, and served as the Artistic Director for Grassroots Theatre Project. She is a teaching artist with over ten years of experience working to empower young people to tell their own stories. Jamie holds a BFA in Acting from Viterbo University. www.jamieolah.com

Jamie's "Eden in Silence" is performed by Isabel Dieppa, Kimberly Banks, Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, Suzy Krueckeberg, Sarah Schol, Denise Smolarek, Aimy Tien, Regina Whitehead-Mays, and Phoebi Yu. "Eden in Silence" is directed by Kacie Smith.

"Eden in Silence" is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Special Thanks: Links Hall, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The New Colony, Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Paul Henning, Frank and Laura Olah.
Isabel Dieppa
Isabel Dieppa
Isabel Dieppa ("Eden") is an actor, dancer and writer in the city of Chicago. She has worked with Redtwist theatre, Griffin theatre and the Public House. Isabel was a recent LinkUP resident with artistic partner Alana Parekh. Newcity’s 2016 Best Of Issue named them among the city’s break out talent.
Kimberly Banks
Kimberly Banks
Kimberly Banks ("Addie") hails from the Avalon community on Chicago’s south side. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory, the Annoyance Theater and Black Box Studio. Kimberly is active with the all black women improv troupe, EbonyEssenceJet.
Yessenia Carreon
Yessenia Carreon
Yessenia Carreon's ("Meredith") credits include "A Deathly Investigation" with DavJasFran Entertainment and "Judgment Call" with Soul Savin Productions. She is an ensemble member of the McKaw Theatre & Kevin Murphy Theatre and a proud member of the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago. She has studied at Columbia College, Second City and Vagabond School.
Jessamyn Fitzpatrick
Jessamyn Fitzpatrick
Jessamyn Fitzpatrick ("Zoe") has performed with companies including Broken Nose Theatre, Raven Theatre, and Walkabout. She is an educator with Catharsis Productions; performing an interactive sexual assault prevention program. She is a company member with FYI for the Illinois Caucus of Adolescent Health, which offers participatory workshops surrounding reproductive justice.
Suzy Krueckeberg
Suzy Krueckeberg
Suzy Krueckeberg ("Vivian") --After a successful career as a psychologist, Suzy is having the best midlife crisis ever by becoming an actor. Credits include "Totalitarians" (U/S Penny), "Macbeth" (Gentlewoman), "Rabbit Hole" (Nat), and "Calendar Girls" (Cora). Suzy is a graduate of the Black Box Academy and Second City’s Conservatory.
RjW Mays
RjW Mays
RjW Mays ("Donna") has worked with several theaters around the Chicagoland area: FJT, ETA, Polarity, BNT, Three Cat Productions, Interrobang, and others. She was the face of Trident 2014 and was last seen in her Solo Performance of "The Fat Black Sanctified Girl”.
Sarah Rachel Schol
Sarah Rachel Schol
Sarah Rachel Schol's ("Skyler") Chicago credits include: "Machinal" (Greenhouse), "Fefu and Her Friends" (Halcyon), and "New Country" (Fair Trade Productions). She is a recent transplant from Philadelphia, where she worked as an actor for nine years.
Denise Smolarek
Denise Smolarek
Denise Smolarek ("Kim") is an actor, director, artist and educator. Recent projects include "The Water Children" (director, Cuckoo’s Theater Project), "Weekend Comedy" (Peggy, Oil Lamp Theater) and "Hamlet" (Gertrude, Transcendent Ensemble).
Aimy Tien
Aimy Tien
Aimy Tien ("Trish") is a performer and writer who brings the experiences of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities to the page, stage, and screen. Recent credits include "Expectation" (For Youth Inquiry) and "Gender Breakdown" (Collaboraction). She has performed with 2nd Story, Free Street Theater, Pride Films and Plays, and other Chicago-based organizations.
Phoebe Yu
Phoebe Yu
Phoebe Yu's ("Emily") recent theater credits include "The My Way Residential" by the Irish Theater Chicago and "Gray Area" by FYI Performance Company. She graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Theater Arts, and she is excited to pursue her acting career in Chicago.
Kacie Smith
Kacie Smith (Director) is a director, writer and producer as well as the co-founder of Pursuit Productions. She also serves as the artistic producer for The Cambrians and is the Performing Arts Director at the Hairpin Arts Center. Her work includes two original world premieres, "Thirty Thousand One" and "THEM", as well as "The Boxer" and "Blood Wedding". Kacie has a BFA in directing from the University of Michigan.
Maggie Mohr
Maggie Mohr (Stage Manager) is a theatre maker and visual artist originally from St. Louis, who graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Maggie is a radical dramaturg, intersectional feminist, and stands for new work.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/