Join us for the exclusive Chicago preview of the highly anticipated series, 195 Lewis! The night will also include performances from Young Chicago Authors, Kaycee Ortiz and Nappy Nina.
195 Lewis is a dramedy series about a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in New York City. Set in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, the series follows Yuri and Camille as they test the boundaries of their open relationship. Yuri’s growing infatuation with a new lover leaves Camille uncertain about her role in Yuri’s life. Thankfully, she has immature and drama-prone younger sister Anne to offer some distraction. Tensions continue to build though, when Yuri’s old college friend Kris shows up unexpectedly in need of a place to stay.
We will open the evening with an introduction from Ciera Mckissick, founder of amfm, followed by a poetry reading from Young Chicago Authors: E’mon Lauren Black (YCA Teaching Artist & Chicago Youth Poet Laureate), Aisha June (LTAB Semifinalist, Goodman Education), Arielle Appleby (LTAB Finalist, Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep). YCA exposes young people to hip-hop realist portraiture and teaches them how to create their own authentic narratives through a variety of arts education programs both in and out of the classroom. YCA organizes Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival (LTAB), the largest youth poetry festival in the world!
YCA will be followed by a performance from Nappy Nina, a Brooklyn / Bay Area rapper featured on the 195 Lewis soundtrack. Chicago’s own Kaycee Ortiz will then perform a few select tracks!
Performances will be followed by a preview of the entire first season.
The night will wrap with a Q&A with the creators of 195 Lewis!