Opening Friday, August 2nd, from 7PM - 8:30PM
Am I Man Enough? is returning to Women & Children First Bookstore on Friday August 2. The show starts at 7pm.
$5 Suggested donation, but we won’t turn anyone away.
Blending personal narrative with social critique, Am I Man Enough? is the show where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood.
We have a great lineup that includes Israel Antonio, Rogelia Lily Ibarra, Jill Millman, and Nadine Warner.
This particular show will include storytelling and a facilitated dialogue (by Ada Cheng) on toxic masculinity.
Producer and facilitator bio:
Ada Cheng is a professor-turned-storyteller, performing artist, and storytelling show producer. She was a tenured professor at DePaul University for 15 years from 2001 to 2016 when she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance full time.
She debuted her first solo show, Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire, in 2017 and has since performed it at National Storytelling Conference (Kansas City, MO), Capital Fringe Festival (Washington D.C.), Minnesota Fringe Festival (Minneapolis, MN), Boulder Fringe Festival (Boulder, CO), and Kum & Go Theater (Des Moines, IA) since then.
She debuted her second solo show, Breaking Rules, Broken Hearts: Loving across Borders in January 2018 and has since performed it at The Exit Theatre in San Francisco, Theatre Row with the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York, and Theatre 68 with Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in LA. She has also been featured at storytelling shows all over the country.
Ada is the producer and the host of four storytelling shows, including Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling Series, Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show, Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, and Speaking Truths Series.
Ada is a speaker for 2019-2020 Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. She is also an adjunct faculty at Dominican University and a teaching artist with Changing Worlds.
Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell.