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Poor People's TV Room

Okwui Okpokwasili at MCA Stage
220 E. Chicago Ave. , Chicago, 60611 | directions

Bessie Award–winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili and director-designer Peter Born use an interdisciplinary approach to examine gender, culture, and identity as they are expressed in American and global contexts. In this work that brings together choreography, song, text, and film, Okpokwasili performs with three women from different generations. Poor People’s TV Room, which blends original score and dance with Okpokwasili’s contemporary dance aesthetic, exists in a psychic landscape concerned with the loss of memory and invisibility.

Accessible Events:
Sunday April 15 at 2pm - ASL interpretation by Amy Kisner and Shannon Moutinho. Audio description by Victor Cole.

PRICE:$10-$30      RUN: Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2018

Dates & Times

Choose a DateDecember 2018


"Poor People’s TV Room is part of the grand narrative about politics, the body, and place that Okpokwasili is building, gesture by gesture, whisper by whisper, brick by brick."

The New Yorker

Theatre Info

Convenient discounted parking for MCA theater patrons is available in our parking garage. The garage is adjacent to the museum and may be entered from Chicago Avenue. The parking garage also has a bike rack available for MCA visitors at no charge. If you have any questions, please call the Parking Garage at 312.399.6831. Additional discounted parking with validation is available at The Bernardin, 747 N Wabash Ave, just a short distance west of North Michigan Avenue at the corner of Chicago and Wabash.

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Inquire at the box office at 312.397.4010.

The Edlis Neeson theater and all MCA parking is wheelchair accessible

MCA Stage routinely offers ASL-interpretation, captioning, audio description, and was the site of the first adults-only relaxed performance in the US. Call our Box Office or visit our website for more information!

Cash & all major credit cards accepted.

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