Sound Design and Original Hip Hop Music
THIS IS MODERN ART
By Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval
Directed by Jessica Burr
June 2 – 23, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop Next Door, NYC
BLESSED UNREST - theatre for the adventurous
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Featuring: J. Stephen Brantley, Andrew Gonzalez, Ashley N. Hildreth, Nancy McArthur, Shakur Tolliver, and Landon G. Woodson.
Production Stage Manager - Darielle Shandler
Set Design - Matt Opatrny
Scenic Artist - KEO
Costume Design - Haydee Zelideth
Lighting Design - Miriam Nilofa Crowe
Sound Design - Adrian Bridges
Assistant Director - Ben Peterson
Publicist PR-ism: Kamila Slawinski & Ivan Talijancic
Photo by Maria Baranova
Marginalized young men risk their bodies to make their voices heard, defying our assumptions about what art is and where it belongs. A crew of artists of color introduce themselves to the hallowed Art Institute of Chicago by painting a fifty-foot graffiti mural on the towering wall of the Institute’s New Modern Wing.
This Is Modern Art is based on a real event in 2010 when art became a crime. The acclaimed and controversial play ignited a fiery debate about race, privilege, and representation after being called “irresponsible” and “potentially damaging” by the Chicago Sun-Times. The mural has been blasted away, but the artists’ boundary-breaking act and the conversation it spurred are kept alive by Blessed Unrest’s dynamic staging of the play’s NYC premiere.