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WHERE ALL OF IT IS TRUE AND NONE OF IT IS REAL by Arlene Malinowski (Public Reading)

  • 25 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists
  • 73

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Where All of It Is True and None of It Is Real by Arlene Malinowski, Resident Playwright

Whampo" is a TV Reality show described as “Survivor meets Big Brother meets Shark Tank meets Project Runway meets Hunger Games without the killing”. Hope formerly of NPR takes an internship to break into TV under the tutelage of director/producer Thom- (with a TH) who will do anything to make good TV. Four contestants are left to vie for the grand prize- (or could there be a plot twist?) Alliances are forged and broken for short term strategy and long term gain. Whampo is where lies and subterfuge are daily fare, everyone has something to hide and we are reminded that race is not a part of the show. Whampo is a exploration of what people are willing to lose in order to win. 


About Arlene Malinowski

As actor and playwright Arlene views her solo work as an artistic extension of the social justice work she has been committed to for the last twenty-five years. She has been performing her five critically acclaimed solo shows across the country: including “What Does the Sun Sound Like”. Aiming for Sainthood” and “Kicking the Habit” at Millennium Park, Pritizker Pavilion, St Louis Center of Contemporary Art, National Center on Deafness, Minneapolis Arts Center, Palmdale Arts Centre, Ojai Solo Series, HBO Workspace, Victory Gardens, and colleges nationwide. These works are an exploration of disability in our culture through the lens of her family’s and her own disability. She believes that these experiences have allowed her a view of a culture and ethnocentrism from a unique perspective. Her short plays have been produced at the United Kingdom’s UK-60 Festival, NY Playsmiths Theater, and Chicago One Minute Play Festival several years years running. Silenced was produced by Collaboration 2016.

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On select Mondays at 7:00pm, Chicago Dramatists hosts a Monday Night Series event in our theatre. Most Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, though some are special Master Panels or fire-side chats with artists.

All plays read in the Monday Night Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets or (when the playwright is amenable) join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

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