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Writers Block 2016 Presents Kestutis Nakas Remembrance of Things Pontiac

Writers Block 2016 Presents Kestutis Nakas Remembrance of Things Pontiac

November 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, November 7th, 2016 / 7 PM 

Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival

[Nakas] lets both his age and chops show to powerful effect in this solo about a Michigan teen, class of ’71, who’s tormented by delayed puberty even as he engages the universe through LSD and the MC5. —Chicago Reader

As 1969 turns into 1970, little Tony longs for love, drugs and puberty. Caddying by day and partying by night, his dream of joining Michigan’s counterculture comes true at the Goose Lake Music Festival. But then some weird shit happens.

Nakas is artistic director of The Bridge, a new theatre in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The Bridge presents original, eclectic performance and theatre. In February of 2016, The Bridge joined with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MCA, Defibrillator Gallery and a host of other venues to host the citywide IN TIME>16 performance art festival.

Nakas is a writer, performer, director, and teacher whose work has been presented at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, La MaMa, Dixon Place, PS122, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 8BC, The Kitchen, Highways Performance Space & Gallery, Prop Thtr and numerous other national venues. Performance works and plays include RIP, No Bees for Bridgeport, Railroad Backward, Remembrance of Things Pontiac, My Heart, My President, Hunger and Lightning, The Andrew Carnegie Story, and the critically acclaimed tragi-farce cycle: When Lithuania Ruled The World, Parts I, II, III. & IV. In the 1980’s, he was active in New York’s East Village performance scene and was Artistic Director of Gates of Dawn, which showcased New York performers. He has taught at NYU, UCLA, CUNY, and the University of New Mexico. He is a Professor of Theatre at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. His performance text about urban beekeeping, No Bees for Bridgeport, was published in Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, an anthology of new performance edited by Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes, University of Michigan Press.

TICKETS: $20 Suggested Donation
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The staged readings series is a benefit for the Actors Fund’s Howl! HELP, providing emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have made or continue to make their careers in New York’s East Village and Lower East Side arts communitiesHowl! HELP is administered by the Actors Fund and 100% ticket sales benefit the Actors Fund.

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