Oct 12th 2021

This is a hybrid event with limited in-person audiences in the Edlis Neeson Theater and virtual audiences on Zoom. RSVP for pre-show reminders.

All attendees age 12 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination and ID prior to attending a performance and/or event in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater. Unvaccinated children under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Masks are required for all visitors and staff. Performances and events will be made available virtually for those who cannot display proof of vaccination.

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About the Event

Benji Hart, a Chicago-based author, educator, and artist, shares a new solo performance, The World After This One, exploring the linkages and histories between three Black art forms: bomba, vogue, and gospel.

In Progress is a series designed to give artists, thinkers, and curators a platform for developing new works with input from audiences, and to give patrons a glimpse into the creative process. This program is organized by Laura Paige Kyber, Curatorial Assistant with the Performance and Public Practice team.

About the Artist

Benji Hart is a Chicago-based author, artist, and educator whose work centers Black radicalism, queer liberation, and prison abolition. Their essays and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, and their commentary has been published at Teen Vogue, Time Magazine, The Advocate, and others. They have led workshops for organizations and at academic institutions internationally and facilitated convenings for groups like Law For Black Lives, National Bail Out, and Dissenters. Their performances have been featured at CA2M (Madrid), Museo del Chopo (Mexico City), BRIC (Brooklyn), and elsewhere. They have been a fellow at the Rauschenberg Foundation, MacDowell, and are a 3Arts awardee in the Teaching Arts.

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