Ann Boyd in "Grief: A Work in Progress"

Columbia Theatre and Dance Teachers Collaborate on Performance Program Feb. 13-15 at Links Hall at Constellation

Columbia College faculty members Ann Boyd, Colleen Halloran, and Chelsea M. Warren present a program of solo performance this weekend at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. Titled Finding Peace – And Wanting Popcorn, it’s a collection of three one-person works. Boyd, a Columbia College Theatre Department teacher, and Halloran, a Columbia College Dance Department instructor, have created theatre and dance work together since 1988. Here they “interweave story, movement, projection, and sound to probe the frailty and resilience we bring to our everyday lives.”

Boyd’s In Grief: a work in progress “searches to make sense of the hole in the universe left behind when her mother dies,” using French writer Simone de Beauvoir as a reference point. And in First Aid Kit, Halloran, a filmmaker as well as a theatre and dance artist, “examines the idea of success and how we cope with expectations through her trademark use of fictionalized reality and humor.” Set designer Chelsea Warren’s “curtain raiser,” London Fog, is a short puppet piece a solo puppet short with original music by Brett Masteller.

Performances are Friday-Sunday, February 13-15, at 7 PM. Admission is $20 general admission, or $10 for students and seniors. Click here for tickets.

Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)