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*Nov 25th staged reading is in partnership with

Prop Thtr & Chicago Dramatists

JUDA, a ‘sensitive as hell’ cancerian, loves their on-again off-again (on-again off-again on-again off-ag…) significant sometimes ADESTE; an irresistible, but guarded scorpio, with all their heart. Problem: neither pair knows exactly what “love” is. However, their relationship dynamic radically shifts when Venus, planet of love, initiates a retrograde so chaotic, JUDA and ADESTE are finally confronted to reevaluate all their notions surrounding intimacy, pleasure, romance, and relating to the other.  And yes, there will be drugs.

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alfonzo kahlil (He/They)
 
Playwright 

alfonzo solomon kahlil is a poet, playwright, and performance artist, raised on the W(b)estside of Chicago, who specializes in the dramatic arts with the belief that whatever doesn’t kill you, makes for great art. Dramatist of SCORPIO & THE NEW / NEW TESTAMENT, alfonzo’s art utilizes the polyphony of spoken word and performance as a medium to explore the realm of the profane, the profound, the sacred, and the taboo of the interpersonal. alfonzo holds a BFA in theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is represented by Stewart Talent. alfonzo was previously seen in The Island (Court u/s John),  Allegiance (Goodman),  The Dream Engine (Kirby), Track 13 (Young Fugitives), The Seekers (Bushwick), Lectures (Cloud), EFFICIENCY (Dixon),  HOLD UP, and CANNABITCHES as Jake.

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Kezia Waters (He/They)
 
Director

Kezia Dorsey Swann is a Storyteller, Conjurer, Director, Folklorist and Multidisciplinary Artist. Time Traveling is not only a subject matter in most of their work but a method of creation/ a praxis/ a pedagogy. They push against, overlap and reject norms. Having grew up in The Black Pentecostal Church tradition, despite their queerness, they think of their work as trying to find that which is holy, whole, holistic and/ or holds. They do this often through spiritual surrealism and traditional folkloric techniques. They received their MFA in Acting from Ohio University and a MFA in Studio Art from School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 

Meet The Cast & Crew

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Makai Walker (They/Them)

ADESTE


 

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Whitney Pipes (She/Her)

KARTER


 

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Tonyisha Harris (She/Her)

JUDA


 

Tonyisha's Bio
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Aundria TraNay (She/Her)

HONORIS

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kendra renee (She/Her)

ESTOTE


 

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Myesha-Tiara

Producing Artistic Director

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Jerluane "Jae" Jenkins

Producing Executive Director

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Kenny Bell
Literary Manager 

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Jabari Khaliq

 Editor & Cinematographer

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Antwon Funches

Resident Graphic Designer

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Tamarus Harvell

 

Production Manager

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