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To Do, To Don’t (Jenn Goodwin) and Icône Pop (Mayday) 2017 SummerWorks Review

Photo of Mélanie Demers by Brianna Lombardo

Those looking for an easy show need not attend. Steeped in abstraction and absurdity, the double-bill power combo that is Icône Pop by Mayday and To Do, To Don’t by Jenn Goodwin in SummerWorks 2017 never let me get comfortable with a convention. These generous performers do not care if you understand.

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PERFECTION (Mark Correia) and The Chemical Valley Project (Broadleaf Theatre) 2017 SummerWorks Review

Photo of Mark Correia by Tyler Williams

Mystifying. Hilarious. Smart. Entertaining. Neurotically planned. Expertly executed. These are all words that accurately describe PERFECTION, until everything goes wrong…or does it?Mark Correia‘s show, playing at SummerWorks festival 2017 as paired with The Chemical Valley Project, entices us with every magical move (and those big blue eyes), making for a quality show, as long as you like your magic shows a little stressful.

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Almeida (The Glorious) (The AMY Project) 2017 SummerWorks Review

Photo of Nicole Acaso, Zainab Egbeyemi, Karis Jones-Pard, Jamie Kasiama, Destiny Laldeo, Caroline Manjaly, Morgan, Adri Almeida, Rofiat Olusanya, & Kaitlynn Rodgers by Bessie Cheng

Almeida (The Glorious) by The AMY Project playing at SummerWorks Festival 2017 is an ensemble piece, a non-linear assemblage of monologues, poetry, and group performances of both movement and voice.

Created by the ensemble, this piece explores young peoples’ relationships to their ancestry and how it affects their daily lives through their own true stories. These powerful young people deserve the platform they are fiercely occupying.

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