Justin Botz’ Superb Dreams of a Possible End Delights Packed House at Rhinofest

Justin Botz, a second-year media student, treated his audience to a top-notch solo performance as part of Rhinofest, Chicago’s oldest multi-media fringe festival. Botz kept the audience mesmerized with a thirty-minute one-act play he authored, Dreams of a Possible End. The performance included musings of an apocalyptic end as well as song, sound, and video projection that created a mood that ranged from humorous to awkward to ominous. Botz’ physicality as he traversed the stage in large steps frequently throughout the performance added a sense of determined desperation to the paranoid character he created.

Botz’ performance has another showing tonight at 7:00 p.m. To find out more about Rhinofest and for directions to the theater, click here.

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Botz checking the technical aspects of the performance before the show.

 

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Botz traversing the stage with his character’s signature steps.

 

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Rhinofest cofounder and InterArts faculty member Jenny Magnus helps Botz hand out cake, featured in the performance, after the show’s end.

 

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Media students Leo Selvaggio and Brent Koehn after the performance.

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