(EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, 2018)
2018's remount of Alice was staged in various locations throughout the Main-Dempster Mile in Evanston. Chapters of Alice in Wonderland were divided amongst Evanston and Chicago performers and theatre companies, visual artists, and film artists. The audience followed white rabbits Caitlin Savage, Mario Guzman, Corrbette Pasko, Dina Marie Walters, Phil Ridarelli, and John Gregorio in and out of local businesses, back alleys, and hidden spaces of Evanston. It featured original work by Fleetwood-Jordain Theatre, Mudlark Theater, SADHAUS, ShowParty!, Logan Kibens, Factory Theater, David Kodeski, Edward Thomas-Herrera, Laura McKenzie, Naomi Ashley, Josh Zagoren (Chad the Bird), visual artists John Randle, Ben Blount, Joan Muller, Sean Archer, Ari Bayiates, and many more.
Alice (2018) was sponsored in part by the Evanston Arts Council.
(Andersonville, Chicago, 2014)
2014's Alice was an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience in which the audience followed a white rabbit to various locations throughout the Andersonville neighborhood. Ducking into storerooms and back patios, wandering through bookstores and taverns and galleries, the audience became Alice and Andersonville became a wonderland. Chapters of the book were divided amongst Chicago fringe theater companies, visual artists, and film artists and performed in various locations throughout the neighborhood.
Alice featured original work by The Neo-Futurists, ShowParty!, Sophisticated Cornbread, Striding Lion Performance Group, Whiskey Rebellion Theatre Company, Greg Allen, Bilal Dardai, Emmy Bean, Logan Kibens, David Kodeski, Noelle Krimm, visual artist John Randle, Dina Walters, Josh Zagoren (Chad the Bird), and many more.
Upended Productions' Alice was part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.