Faye Driscoll joins SAIC lecturer Anna Martine Whitehead for a conversation about performance and performance making, prior to the Chicago premier of Driscoll's newest work Thank You For Coming: Play on MCA Stage. Driscoll’s Play melds song, dance, and storytelling, while performers regularly shape-shift, ventriloquize, and speak through each other. The second installment in Driscoll’s multidisciplinary Thank You For Coming trilogy, Play explores the ties between storytelling, interpersonal relations, and identity formation. It asks us to consider how personal and societal narratives both define and reduce our lived experience, and how they inform the stories we tell about ourselves.
Anna Martine Whitehead makes performances in Chicago. She has collaborated with or significantly contributed to projects by Onye Ozuzu, Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, and Julien Prévieux, among others. She writes about the intersection of race, gender, and performance. Her first book, TREASURE | My Black Rupture is available from Thread Makes Blanket. annamartine.com