Bodies of Work, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bodies of Work is proud to partner with MCA this December! Please spread the word and get your tickets to see "One Of Us" with Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser!
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Presents...
ONE OF US
Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser
Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 11
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
It’s story hour for adults.
Burlesque star Julie Atlas Muz and English actor and comedian Mat Fraser use disability, beauty, and sexuality to expose the social undercurrents of the eighteenth century fairy tale.
Their explicit, adult-themed performance repositions the Beast as a natural-born freak to the beauty queen who loves him—using humor, and a healthy dose of nudity.
A collaboration with puppeteers of Oliver-winning British group Improbable, you won’t want to miss this happily-ever-after bedtime story.
$24 MCA Members
Thursday, December 1 and 8, 7:30 pm
These performances and post-show talks are ASL interpreted. Amy Kisner and Suzanne Salerno are each evening's interpreters.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
These performances are captioned.
Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM
Relaxed Performance—This performance of Beauty and the Beast is open to everyone, but the artists are also offering this night as a "relaxed performance.” Relaxed performances are for people, with or without disabilities, who would prefer some flexibility in regards to noise and movement in the theater. Stage lighting and sound have been adapted by the artists to be less intense. Patrons are free to leave and reenter the theater as necessary, and the theater lights are kept at a glow to facilitate movement. Sensory rest areas are available outside the theater for patrons to take a break before returning to the show. Volunteers, many of whom are members of the disabled community, are present to assist. For more information, please call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4010.
Saturday, December 10, 1-3 pm
Organized with Bodies of Work—The creators of Beauty and the Beast put the experience of disability in society at the center of their work. They lead an inclusive workshop for professionals on reconfiguring collaboration, creation, and performance in theater and burlesque. Includes ASL, Free with ticket to Beauty and the Beast.
Sunday, December 11, 11-1 pm
MCA Talk: Dialogue: Crip Culture—Mat Fraser and Director of Bodies of Work Carrie Sandahl lead a discussion on sexuality in the disability community. In relation to Fraser’s work as part of ONEOFUS, they speak about current policies and social implications. This talk features ASL and Open Captioning and is organized with Bodies of Work and in association with Access Living, the leading agency for disability advocacy in Illinois.