Resident Playwright2009 -- 2016
Sharon Bridgforth, a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009, is recipient of The Theater Offensive 2012 Out On The Edge Award, and the 2008 Alpert/Hedgebrook Residency Prize. Pillsbury House Theatre (MLPS.) received a 2012 MAP Fund award in support of her current work in-progress, River See. River See is a 2012 National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Links Hall (Chicago), Living Arts of Tulsa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery (Miami), Pillsbury House Theatre (MLPS), The Theatre Offensive (Boston) and NPN. Her piece, blood pudding, was produced in the 2010 New York SummerStage Festival. The 2010 – 2012 Visiting Multicultural Faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul University, Bridgforth received DePaul’s 2012 Stonewall Award for Outstanding Faculty Leader. Bridgforth is 2009 Mellon Artist In-Residence in The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Bridgforth is the author of love conjure/blues and the Lambda Literary Award-winning the bull-jean stories, RedBone Press. She is co-editor of Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project, University of Texas Press.
With support from the National Performance Network Creation Fund, Links Hall in Collaboration with University of Chicago Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and The Ellen Stone Bellic Institute For The Study of Women And Gender In The Arts And Media Presents a Workshop Production of River See.
Sharon Bridgforth - Writer/Conductor. Sonja Parks - See.
Additional Performers TBA.
@ UoC Rockefeller Chapel
Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
5850 S Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL
3/1/13 @ 7:30pm
Open to the public
The MAP Fund awarded Pillsbury House Theatre (MLPS) a grant in support of Bridgforth's new work, River See!
The National Performance Network (NPN) with Links Hall (Chicago), Living Arts of Tulsa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery (Miami), Pillsbury House Theatre (MLPS), and The Theatre Offensive (Boston) are Commissioning Bridgforth's new work, RIVER SEE through a 2012 NPN Creation Fund Award!