Sunday, March 8, 2009

Remy Bumppo: Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

This year Remy Bumppo is thrilled to welcome to the stage 3 nationally
recognized SLAM poets, Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. We
are currently collaborating on a hip hop infused examination of ethnic
stereotyping in our mainstream media, and will converge in Chicago from
March 12 to March 29, 2009. This year's production is entitled American

As Americans we are at a crucial and historic period in our country.
With the election of the first African American President, political
commentators have espoused the belief that we are now living in a
"post-racial world" and that racism has been rooted out of our culture,
while others have insisted that there is still much work to be done.
Kelly, Usman and Idris will expose the way that television sitcoms, news
networks and commercials influence public perception regarding race and
ethnicity, and how the media can either be a tool for deepening or
dismantling race, class and gender lines in America.

This is a conversation that must be had, and we want you to be a part of
it! We are proud to offer 3 "pay what you can" performances on March 12,
13 and 14 at 7:30pm. (Note UIC professor, David Stovall, will be part of
the March 13th post-show discussion with the artists).

For the rest of the run you can bring a group of 6 or more to take advantage
of 5 dollars off tickets at $15/person, which includes a post show
discussion and a free group leader ticket. First time student groups can
join in at $10/person. We also have dinner packages available, and can
assist in finding transportation for your group to and from the theatre. I
look forward to finding the right group package for you.

You can find out more about American Ethnic, see videos, read performer
bios, see the post-show speaker schedule, hear podcasts
and check out our image gallery by visiting

See you at the theatre!

Usman Ally
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
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773-244-8119 x 307

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Box Office: 773-40-GREEN (404-7336)

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