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May 20

Hosted by Sojourner Zenobia + The Solarium
Produced by Imani Jackson + Laley Lippard
Artists to be announced.

Sojourner Zenobia graduated from Naropa University with a BFA in Interdisciplinary performance and a minor in Buddhist philosophy. In 2008 she founded Soul Journey Productions under which she works as a freelance solo artist, director and event curator. She completed the School at Steppenwolf in 2009 and Pantheatre's experimental vocal technique training in 2011. That same year she began studying at Life Force Arts Center in Chicago where she began her journey with energy and healing practices. In 2015 Sojourner joined Chicago Folklore Ensemble as the resident storyteller and began touring with Lucky Plush Productions for their 2016 premiere of SuperStrip. Sojourner is frequently commissioned to create performance for visual art gallery openings. Her artistic process lives at the intersection of spirituality and performance and has opened gateways for her to be received in Chicago's healing community as a facilitator of ritual, specifically centering love and the brown body. 

Imani Jackson is a writer and maker from Chicago. Imani earned her BA in Religious Studies from Reed College in 2014, and her current work is broadly concerned with geographies, group belonging, and unclaimed/unclaimable things and people. Imani's work has been featured on The Teal Ceramic and has been published with Cold Cube Press.

Laley Lippard is a Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Chicago Home Theater Festival. A director, producer, and educator, Laley is fueled by the belief that elemental storytelling engenders radical compassion which is the foundation of lasting social change. She investigates intimacy and invisibility through new work by creating devised performance, developing new plays, and freelance directing. Laley has directed with Steppenwolf Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Cleveland Play House, Playwrights Foundation, Magic Theatre, foolsFURY Theatre, Seaside Repertory, side project, and TheatreWorks and has workshopped plays with Alliance Theatre, American Theater Company, O’Neill Theater Center, Just Theatre, and The Garage. Laley has worked with HowlRound and the AVNPI at Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Court Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth. Laley is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, The National Directors Fellowship, and SDC Directing Observership Program. She holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Northwestern University.