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The 10th Annual Living Newspaper
August 22 - 26, 2019
The Frontier | 1106 W. Thorndale
In homage to the 1930’s Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project, Jackalope assembles an exciting group of Chicago playwrights, directors, and actors to dramatize stories ripped from recent newspaper headlines. Hosted by Liz Sharpe, Helen Joo Lee, Diego Colón, and Jon Cohen, the 10th Annual Living Newspaper Festival is produced by Monet Felton and Danielle Stack. Lighting Design is by Claire Sangster, and Scenic Design is by Mara Zinky. The Festival’s articles are curated by Jon Cohen.
Written and Directed by Ike Holter
Register Star: Illinois residents in line for expungement of marijuana convictions
By Isaac Gomez
Directed by Mikael Burke
New York Post: Meet ‘Ice Bae’: Latina Border Patrol officer taking social media by storm
I Don’t Want to Do This
By Calamity West
Directed by Monet Felton
New York Times: E. Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault in Her Memoir
By Paloma Nozicka
Directed by Kristen Johnson
Washington Post: Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.
Between everywhere and nowhere
By Mercedes White
Directed by Brian Balcom
L.A. Times: Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant detention center
By Abbas Salem
Directed by Will Quam
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Senators receive classified briefing on UFO sightings