CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Daddy Day Camp
CHICAGO – One of the big kicking-off-the-summer film events is the “CineYouth Fest,” presented by Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival. Opening night is May 8th, 2014, and the special guest is actor, producer and director Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), who will participate in a career perspective and audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public, click here for details and the CineYouth schedule.