Chicago Performance Collective Manual Cinema Brings To Life Icon Gwendolyn Brooks

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. She was an icon, a poet laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. But she was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children. They simply called her as their very own “Miss Brooks.”

Manual Cinema featuring Gwendolyn Brooks

Explore the beloved city of Gwendolyn Brooks through No Blue Memories

Weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound design, original music, and striking visuals,
No Blue Memories is an exploration of Brooks’s beloved city. Be engrossed in a story of how she navigated identity, craft, and politics over the course of one of the most remarkable careers in American literary history.

The performance combines intricate paper puppetry, live actors working in shadow, and an original score for an unforgettable multi-media experience.

No Blue Memories

Manual Cinema transforms the experience with theatricality and ingenuity

A Chicago-based performance collective, Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design. Plus, a live music ensemble to transform the experience of attending the cinema, imbuing it with aliveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.

No Blue Memories featuring a live jazz combo

No Blue Memories also features a live jazz combo to accompany the performance. Buy your tickets now. See you there!

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