LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends.
Walkabout Theatre Presents
The Brink! Or Nobody's Ever Kissed Me Like That...
Directed by Thom Pasculli
Co-created by the Walkabout Ensemble in Collaboration with Fides Krucker
Preview: Thursday August 23
Regular Run: Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25
$15 Preview, $25 General Admission Regular Run, $15 Student/Industry
In a cafe at the edge of the world, a group of wayward performers present The Brink! an avant garde cabaret about longing and music, growing up and falling apart; about the ground beneath us shifting too quickly, and the world becoming unrecognizable. Drawing from American pop songs and jazz standards, the poetry of Gertrude Stein, and Ann Carson's "The Gender of Sound," the ensemble slides past the edge of reason in the unfettered encounter with the stranger inside.
Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, September 23
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The LookOut team is always interested in seeing new work and meeting artists; inquiries and invitations to see work are welcome and can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a multidisciplinary performance series, we are primarily interested in connecting with Chicago-based artists who have an existing body of presentable work. We are particularly interested in offering a platform to artists representing historically marginalized communities and programming work that incorporates diversity across genre, form, and perspective. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited full-length scripts.