around the way

March 17, 6-8pm - Randolph Square,

Chicago Cultural Center

What does Chicago sound like as poem? How does Chicago move as a body? Around the Way is a poetic movement montage rooted in Chicago's ever changing cultural and geographic landscapes. Bobby Biedrzycki, Senyo Ador and L’Oréal Patrice Jackson will performed in collaboration with aroundcenter installations.

Bobby Biedrzycki is a writer, performer, educator, and transnational human rights activist who resides in Chicago, IL. His stories have appeared on pages, stages, and bar microphones across the U.S. and beyond. He is a company member of 2nd Story, where he tells stories and serves as Director of Programming. Bobby is also an adjunct faculty member of the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, where he was the 2013 recipient of the Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. He also teaches writing and performance at Gallery 37 for the Arts and the Goodman Theater.

NIC Kay is a performer, teacher, and visual artist born and raised in the Bronx, New York. They are a founding member of 3rd Language aQueer art collective based in Chicago. NIC’s visual and performance works have been seen in galleries and on stages in both New York and Chicago. This year they are working to workshop/produce their FIRST one-person show LIL BLK ___Gone Wild. Follow them @ for UPDATES.

L’Oréal Patrice Jackson is an Artist rooted in theatre, music, movement and writing. Ms. Jackson hails from the east coast. In Chicago she received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has worked as a professional actor in theatre, film, and voiceover. As an Arts Educator she teaches theatre performance, improvisation,  storytelling, and multi-disciplinary art, She has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre,  Columbia College of Chicago, Changing Worlds, The Beverly Arts center and Writers  Theatre. You can also catch Ms. Jackson as her alter-ego Lynn Royale the “Urban, Sex Positive, Goddess Nymph.”  Lynn Royale’s mission is to inspire honest and frank dialogue about sex  and sexuality and to empower queer youth.