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It’s here! The 25th annual Rhinofest!

Justin Botz

Wondering what to do during these colder Chicago days? Go see a play at Chicago’s longest running fringe theatre festival, Rhinofest!

This has been one of the highlights of my January and February for the last three years. Now in it’s 25th year, Rhinoceros Theatre Festival has provided performance opportunities for hundreds of artists and drawn thousands of audience members to see it’s shows. The festival is Curated and produced by Curious Theatre Branch and co-produced by the Prop Theatre, who provide fantastic theatre year round.

This year, I was given the amazing opportunity to perform in the festival! I will be performing a one act play entitled Dreams Of A Possible End that was co directed by myself and Creative Push Collective. Here is the description I gave it on the facebook invite,

“Dreams of a Possible End is a meditation on the ends of things. Murky post apocalyptic worlds, bomb shelters, survival of the fittest, an old testament prophet playing hacked instruments eating angel food cake. Exploring the question, “with the time given, what?”

 There will also be performances from a few of my other Columbia Colleagues and friends.

Sid Yiddish will be performing songs with his Candy Store Henchmen. Kellen Walker will be performing Game Night which is “an interactive, multi-sensory performance that illustrates how a post-stroke point of view would look, sound, smell and taste.”  Also, there will be a number of plays by Interarts faculty member and artistic director of Curious Theatre Branch, Jenny Magnus. The collection of Jenny’s plays being performed is called “Magnus in Play” to  celebrate the release of the new book by Curio Jenny Magnus, Observations of an Orchestrated Catastrophe, out in February from Jackleg Press.

The festival runs from January 11th to February 23rd. I highly recommend going to see a performance, and if you’re in Chicago on the 19th(5pm) or the 20th(7pm) you should come see my performance of Dreams of a Possible End.

It’s here! The 25th annual Rhinofest!

Wondering what to do during these colder Chicago days? Go see a play at Chicago’s longest running fringe theatre festival, Rhinofest! This has been one of the highlights of my …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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