performed by Porscha Shaw
Sept. 18th & 19th @ 7:00 PM
REVIVE seeks to resuscitate the image of Blackness in America. Multi-hyphenate artists Porscha Shaw and Jay O'Leary explore the birth of joy through song, dance and spoken word. In a world where the dominant culture yearns for the silencing of Black and brown communities, REVIVE disrupts the poisonous notion that we are a damaged people. Due to Covid Jay will be present in video and sound with us.
The Pink Unicorn
by Elise Forier Edie
performed by Paula Wilson Nitka
Sept 24th - 27 @ 7:30 PM
The Pink Unicorn is an award-winning solo theatre piece, which tells the story of a Christian widow living in a conservative Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage child announces they are "gender queer" and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
written and created by Lyam White
Fenton Talbot claims to be half-man, half-wolf, the descendent of an Old-World lupine faerie. A wolfman's story or a madman's confession? This solo play is a neurotic, seriocomic fantasia.
The Pandemic Plays
Commissioned and produced by Radial Theater Project
What happens when playwrights are quarantined due to a worldwide pandemic? They write plays, of course!! The Pandemic Plays is a series of world premiere one-act plays that react to the COVID-19 world we all share. Portraying coping mechanisms ranging from ill-advised scientific experiments to marital tiffs with outsized consequences to paper bag puppets to hip hop and more, these plays tell stories about how we’re navigating a world that suddenly feels smaller and less certain.
COVID-19 and 18th & Union: The Reopening
"I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way."
-Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park
18th & Union is pleased to announce new shows for Fall 2020. The venue has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. After six challenging months, we’re reopening with three solo productions in September and a full slate of world premiere plays in October.
18th & Union is carefully and proactively following all public health recommendations. We’ve made improvements to the physical venue, acquired equipment to support live streaming over the internet, and set up health and safety protocols for artists, audience members and others who will access the space.
Click here for more details about what we're doing to reopen safely.