The Performing Arts (theater, music, dance) are facing unbelievable challenges (logistical, financial, as well as artistic) - in Chicago and beyond, as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.
The question now—Is there a future and what might that be?
A panel of arts managers, performers and journalists will share their perspectives and talk about their creative solutions to survive. In addition, future artists will share their talents. Reserve your Zoom seat now!
Our panel will feature:
- Chris Jones (moderator) – Chief theater critic and cultural columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
- Jeff Alexander – President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.
- Kate Lupima – Executive Director of Writers Theatre.
- Tyrone Phillips – Artistic director of Definition Theatre. As an actor has appeared at Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Writers Theatre and more.
- Lauren Warnecke— Freelance dance and culture critic, editor of See Chicago Dance, and contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine, among others.
To close our program, we will enjoy a short performance by Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP). ChiMOP is a nonprofit youth orchestra program dedicated to affecting positive social change in young people with limited access to the arts by providing a safe and fun environment for them to pursue artistic excellence together with peers and role models. These young performers and their performances are delightful and inspiring!
This lecture is free and open to all current OLLI members. This lecture will be presented online via Zoom as a webinar. Webinars require a two-step registration process for security reasons.
The first step is to register here on the OLLI Online Registration System. Shortly after registration closes (at noon the day prior to the lecture), you will be sent a link to complete the registration process. Once you have completed this second step, you will be emailed the link to access the webinar. DO NOT share your webinar link, it is specific to you and space is limited.