No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks – Manual Cinema & Jamila Woods in Scottsdale on February 16
No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks – Manual Cinema & Jamila Woods
February 16 at 7:30 PM
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street
Event Cost/Ticket Price:
$65, $45, $35 – Free tix for vets, students and teachers
This multi-media experience tells the life story of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of Chicago’s most beloved figures — an icon, a poet laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Brooks, who died in 2000 at 83, also was a treasured educator and mentor to countless writers and children.
Music composed and performed by Jamila Woods
Weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound design, original music and striking visuals, No Blue Memories explores Brooks’s hometown and 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, actors working in shadow and an original score.
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Event subject to change without notice.