#Trayvon: Work from Curiosity, not Judgement — TCG Circle

The Monday after the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict came in I sit with 80 youth in a rehearsal room at The Goodman Theatre. While Chicago is known for being one the the most segregated cities in America, our rehearsal room is not. Our students come from every part of the city (and beyond), every socioeconomic background, and a multitude of cultural backgrounds. We spend the summers together in a 6 week intensive that encompasses social justice, playwriting, devised work and performance. We give them the highest level of training, and thanks to the Goodman, we do it for free.

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‘Snakes and Ladders’ is Sarah Lee’s second play and is a comic drama about three ‘Mixed -Race’ sisters. One sister is very light skinned and has ‘good hair’, meaning straight European type hair and is on the surface, the favoured child, the one propelled forward. The second sister has skin that is ‘mid- toned’ being neither White nor Black, and wavy hair, and finally the third sister, looks wholly Afro- Caribbean. In the play the sisters use these loaded terms, such as ‘good hair’ themselves, and through their dialogues we see racism within family dynamics. However at the same time, ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is not only about racism or shade-ism but also about the construction of individual identity in the normal complexity that is family life.

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Mixed People Monday – Phylicia Rashad

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The actress, whose sister is choreographer Debbie Allen,  is part African-American and part Cherokee. Interestingly, she grew up part of her life in Mexico, when her Dad moved the family from Texas…

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Flashback Thursday: Lou Diamond Phillips (Scotch-Irish, Hawaiian, Native American (Cherokee), Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese) [American (Born in the Philippines)]

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Known as: Award Winning Film, TV and Theater Actor

Movies: “La Bamba”, “Stand and Deliver”, “Courage Under Fire”, “Young Guns”, “The Big Hit”, “Filly Brown”, “Che: Part Two”

TV: “24”, “Numb3rs”, “Stargate Universe”, “Longmire”, “Wolf Lake”, “The Triangle”

Theatre: “The King and I”, “Camelot”
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Isamu Noguchi (Japanese/Irish) [American]

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Known as: Famous Sculptor, Landscape Architect, Theatrical & Industrial Designer

Works: Red Cube (New York City), Black Sun (Seattle), Skygate(Honolulu), Akari Light Sculptures, Herman Miller: Noguchi Table, Sunken Garden (New York), Twin Sculpture (Munich), Moerenuma Park (Sapporo)
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Daniel Sunjata (Irish, German, African-American) [American]

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Known as: TV, Film & Theatre Actor

TV: “Rescue Me”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Graceland”, “Smash”, “The Bronx is Burning”, “D.C.”, “Love Monkey”, “Sex and the City”, “30 Rock”

Movies: “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Gone”, “One for the Money”, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, “Noel”, “Brother to Brother”

Theatre: “Take Me Out”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “Twelfth Night”
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David Strathairn(Scottish, Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese, Portuguese, English) [American]

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Known as: Oscar Nominated Film, TV & Theatre Actor (Nomimated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing Edward R. Murrow in “Good Night, and Good Luck”)

Movies: “Good Night, and Good Luck”, “Lincoln”, “Bourne Ultimatum”, “The Bourne Legacy”, “A League of Their Own”, “L.A. Confidential”, “The Firm”, “Sneakers”, “We Are Marshall”, “Eight Men Out”, “The Uninvited”, “Dolores Claiborne”, “The Whistleblower”, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”, “My Blueberry Nights”, “Fracture”

TV: “Alphas”, “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd”, “Big Apple”, “The Sopranos”

Theatre: “The Heiress”, “Salome”, “Dance of Death”, “The Three Sisters”
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